The Budget City Movers Moving Day Checklist is a quick-reference guide to help make sure your moving day goes smoothly. We want to be certain that you remember all of those last minute details so that you can sit back, relax, and let us do what we do best!
Are you as prepared as you should be?
Complete This Checklist
- Do your best to complete all the items on this list before moving day so that you can be home during the loading process to answer any questions the driver may need to ask you.
- It's best to complete this checklist prior to the actual arrival of the moving truck.
- Print it out if you need to, or save a tree and keep a laptop handy.
Pack Special or "Right Away" Items and Set Them Aside
- Pack any items that are special to you or you know you will need right away and clearly mark them as you put them aside. Point them out to the driver during your walkthrough. This way, we can make sure they are among the first items unloaded.
- All your items will be handled professionally, but take a moment to show them which ones mean the most to you.
If Possible, Complete All Packing Before the Moving Truck Arrives
- This will expedite the moving process and keep your costs down.
Consider Child and Pet-Care for the Day
- You may want to consider having someone take care of the kids and pets while the movers are loading your items. Bring the kids back, if you can, just before the truck leaves so that they can have a sense of where their belongings are going.
Clearly Mark and Set Aside Items You Don't Want the Movers to Load
- Be sure to point these items out to the driver as you conduct your pre-loading walkthrough.
- Make sure you do not pack and accidentally ship important paperwork needed for the move!
Clear Walkways and Parking Areas
- Make sure it is safe and easy for your movers to get in and out of your house by removing all obstructions.
- Be sure there is a clear parking area for the moving truck that provides good access to your residence. Arrange with neighbours, or management, if necessary.
- Move any potted plants or planters, door and floor mats and low-hanging items like hanging plants and wind chimes.
- Lock your screen door or any self-closing doors open so that they will stay open during the moving process.
Before the Truck Leaves
- Provide the driver with your contact information both locally and at your destination. Be sure to ask the driver for his business card and take down any additional information he can offer you such as his cell phone, and GPS information, if available. This ensures that we can contact you and you can contact us in case of emergency or any last minute changes.
- Make sure you fully understand all the paperwork you are signing before the truck leaves. Be sure you ask the driver to explain anything that you are not clear on before you sign it.
- Ask the driver if they will be heading to your new destination directly or if there will be other pick-ups along the way. Ask for an estimated time of arrival at your new home.
- Keep in mind that the estimated time of delivery and job-completion is really only an estimate given from the driver's professional experience. Many factors can change the delivery schedule such as weather and traffic, among others. Please try to remain flexible.
- Ask the driver to call you with any changes as they occur so that you can adjust your plans accordingly.
- If you have a given a spread of days in which your shipment may arrive and still be considered on-time, please understand that your shipment can and may be delivered on any one of those days.
- Take one last walkthrough of the house before the truck leaves. Look through all closets, shelves, storage units, in the garage, attic, under the stairs, on the walls and anywhere else things may have hidden themselves. You don't want to find out something was left behind after the driver has already started out to your destination.
We hope this checklist has helped you to be as prepared as you can be for your moving day. Our goal is to make sure you have a positive and memorable experience!