The cupboards are bare. There is nary a toy in sight. What used to be known as your home has transformed into a giant storage unit with boxes to the ceiling. The good news is that the hardest part of moving is over for you. Now it is moving day and time for your movers to take over from here. Here are a few tips to ensure that you and your movers have a successful day.
1. Review Your Paperwork
When your moving company arrives, go over all your paperwork with the crew chief or head mover to make sure everything is correct. Your paperwork will include
- Bill of Lading (contains pricing and delivery dates)
- Original Estimate
- Order for Service
- Mover’s Inventory
Be sure to go over each of these line by line and make sure all the dates, services requested, valuation insurance, and dollar amounts are identical to those that were on your original estimate before signing.
2. Inspect furniture with your mover
Be sure to stay with your mover as he inspects each piece of furniture and prepares an inventory sheet. This is to make sure you both agree on the condition of the furniture in the event you need to file an insurance claim after the move. After the mover has completed his inspections, review the inventory sheet throughly.
3. Do a Final Walk Through
After everything has been loaded, be sure to walk through your house one last time and make sure nothing has been left behind. Some places where things can easily be forgotten are cupboards, closets, and the outside. If you are moving far away, it is very expensive for forgotten items to be shipped later.
4. Provide Phone Numbers
It is vital that you and your movers are available to communicate while your goods are in transit. Exchange phone numbers with the moving crew and make sure the movers have the exact address of your new home (seems like a no-brainer, but you would be surprised at the little things one can forget in the midst of all the action!)
Remember, even though moving may seem like the most stressful thing in the world for you, your movers are professionals and have done hundreds, if not thousands, of moves over the years. To them this is just another day at the office, so relax and let them take the reins. You’ve earned it!
Of course, relaxing is much easier to do if you have selected a mover you can trust. Garrett’s Moving and Storage has 20 years of experience in moving to Dallas and across the country, and we have an A+ BBB Rating so you know your belongings will be in good hands. We also have a best-in-the-industry extended coverage policy. Contact us today at 972-487-5843 for a free estimate or click here to request a quote online.
Keep a lookout for Part 2 of this blog from the leader in Dallas moving companies, in which we’ll be talking about what to expect when you arrive at your new residence.