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Moving takes a lot of preparation and planning to execute the right way. Among things such as boxing up your things to planning the relocation, it’s easy to forget to prepare for your movers’ arrival. Once the moving day comes, Big Man’s Moving Company will be ready to get started. To have an easy start of your relocation, you must know how to prepare before your movers arrive on moving day. You don’t want to take things easy, only to realize that you forgot some important things last minute. They say that it’s proper preparation that prevents poor performance, so to prevent complications on moving day, you must be ready. We will walk you through every little step and moving tip you might need on the day of the move. There won’t be a single thing you might miss before you move out and relocate.

The first thing to prepare before your movers arrive is your inventory

As one of the most experienced moving companies Pinellas County has to offer, we’ve seen and moved all sorts of homes. Believe us when we tell you that by sorting out your items, you finish half of the job. This means that you want to:

  • purge (or as some say, declutter) your home,
  • properly pack your things (if you’re not using your company’s packing services),
  • make an inventory of your items after you’re done.

If you want to avoid stress and frustration on moving day, as well as increased moving costs, decide the fate of your items as soon as possible. Preferably, you should purge your home one or even two months before moving day. You can throw out damaged items, donate items you no longer use, or maybe even sell them and use the money.

woman trying to prepare before your movers arrive
If you purge and pack your home the right way and on time, you’ll have done half of the job already.

Once you finish purging your stuff, it’s up to you to pack most of your items before the movers arrive. You can either buy brand new packing materials or get second-hand packing materials. There are also many tips on how to pack your inventory, all you have to do is look for them. See what packing tips you need most and follow them.

Last but not least, dedicate a good portion of your time to making an inventory list. It’ll come in handy when you organize your stuff. It’ll also serve as proof of the content in your household in case something receives damaged or ends up disappearing. Also, make sure to list the serial numbers of all of your electronics and appliances, brands and types included. Send a copy of your inventory to your movers in Largo FL and make sure to sign it.

I can’t pack all my items and furniture, so what else can I do?

Of course, you can’t really do everything on your own: you can’t pack your own fridge and other appliances. They’re just far too heavy and clunky to handle without proper equipment. Leave it to your Belleair movers, they’ll know how to handle such heavy items. However, there are some things you can do before your movers arrive to make things easier for everyone.

  • Make sure to unplug, empty, and clean all the appliances such as your fridge and dishwasher.
  • Take out the batteries from all and any devices that’ll be loaded onto the moving truck.
  • You should empty all of the drawers, cupboards, and shelves before the movers arrive. This is mostly where people keep small items, which you want to pre-pack. Souvenirs, decorations, and such will mostly just get in the way of your movers. Put them in sealable bags and boxes and you’re good to go.
  • Moving a lawn mower, snow blower, or other fuel-powered tools? Drain the fuel out of them before the move. Fuel is, after all, flammable and can spill, so you don’t want it on board with your other items.
  • You probably haven’t done this yet because you still use your beds and sofas. However, you should take off the covers, cushions, blankets, and such, and pack them separately.
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Prepare before your movers arrive by managing your home and furniture.

Aside from these things, you must make sure your furniture can fit through the door. One of the most reliable movers Safety Harbor FL has ever seen should have a place to park their vehicle, and space to maneuver while carrying items out. You’ll also have to keep an eye out for the weather on moving day, so you can protect both your home and your movers. Don’t want mud and water getting everywhere, they are hazardous!

Keep these things in mind before moving day arrives

On moving day, what matters the most is whether you’ll be there during the day of moving out to provide information, directions, and assistance to your movers. If you haven’t already, make a plan for your pets and kids, as the move can take a great toll on them. In case your movers did a good job and you have some money to spare, a tip would be nice. At the very least, having some drinks and food to offer will mean a lot to them. Make sure you’ve made the famous “box of essentials” before moving day. The more important thing is to stay calm and maintain a positive and stress-free atmosphere.

woman making a list while mover carries a box
Moving day will be hectic, but not too bad if you’re prepared!

So, at the end of the day, when someone asks you how to prepare before your movers arrive, you’ll have a lot to tell them. First and foremost, you have to get rid of all the items you don’t want to take with you and manage those. Second, you want to prepare your remaining furniture and your home for when the movers get there. And last but not least, paying attention to details can help out greatly. With Big Man’s Moving Company Florida, though, there’s nothing to worry about. We’ll lend you a helping hand no matter the circumstances. 

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