Preparing for the Movers on Moving Day

Moving day is coming soon.   You did your research, got the quote, and chose your mover.  Move day is verified and you are waiting for the moving company to arrive.  What else do you need to do?

These tips will help you prepare for your best move.


Secure jewelry, prescriptions, financials, and other important items.

There are some items that you should move on your own.  Have these items locked in the trunk of your car, or in a room closed marked “do not move.”  You don’t want the movers to touch these items.

Moves involving elevators

Your move consultant will have a good idea of how long you move should take.  It is a great idea to reserve the elevator in order to speed up your move.  Most of the time you need to let the landlord know ahead of time.

Urban Moves

As city dwellers know, street parking is usually at a premium.  Moving trucks are generally going to have a 20-26 foot box. This means you need roughly three car spaces. If parking is hard to come by, try to reserve it by getting a permit, or using your own vehicles to occupy the spaces until movers arrive.

Refrigerators and Freezers

When moving these major appliances, it is a good idea to have them unplugged to thaw and clean 48hours before your move.  This can also save potential problems down the road from mold or mildew.

Other tips

Having all items unplugged and ready to go helps the movers speed up.  Sheets and blankets off the beds, flat screen TV’s in the original box, dressers cleared, and all boxes taped shut are just a few basics.

This all seems like a lot of things to get done, but if you do these little things a few weeks in advance it can save you a lot of headaches.