Oklahoma City Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
June 27, 2019

5 Things to Do Before the Moving Truck Arrives

Cans of SodaBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You have decided on the perfect moving company in Oklahoma City, packed your whole life into cartons, reserved your dates with the professional movers, plotted your road trip, packed up your travel bag, and have a new place all arranged and waiting at your destination. After all that work to get everything ready... finally it is moving day. And, if you have executed your job right, you may well find yourself sitting on the front step waiting for the moving truck wondering... what now?

Having a few hours to yourself on moving day can feel enjoyable, stressful, fascinating, or unsure. Every person reacts distinctly, but the truth is you don't have to simply sit around awaiting the moving truck to arrive. Instead, it is possible to review a useful checklist which can make sure you actually are bowing out with every single duck in a row. Here are 5 superb tasks to accomplish while waiting for the professional movers in Oklahoma City to show up.

Final Compartment Check

Go on a last walk through your home and perform a concluding verification of every area, closet, cabinet, and upper shelf. Be sure you aren't negelecting something or leaving a carton in a closed up bedroom where the movers won't discover it. It might be helpful to have one last half-full box designed to grab the random mitten, bracelet, or hand towel that you might scrounge up from the far reaches of the cabinetry on the concluding check.

This is the ideal time to also take a peek at each bathroom. Make certain there is TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not merely helpful for you and the movers on moving day, it's also a courteous real estate method to depart from a home: bathroom-ready.

Clear Space for the Movers

Following, think about the location where the moving truck is going to park. You want a long area, most certainly curbside, with the rear end (or side) of the vehicle pointing in the direction of your home however that's possible, if you live in a parking-space controlled area, you may have to book a row of individual spots for your moving truck on the big day.

Next take into account exactly where your professional movers will probably be stepping and make preparations for a broad path for them to safely follow. You can place down panels when there is mud, although the majority of professional moving companies will lay down floor runners to keep the floors tidy. It's also advisable to clear all obstacles out of the path to speed up the move and remove tripping risks.

Explore the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While awaiting the truck in Oklahoma City, take a moment to peruse your moving agreement and records. You'll find typically fascinating specifics and insights into the moving industry by merely browsing the records that the moving company in Oklahoma City provided you.

The contract will likely list distinct items that the movers cannot move, generally for legal reasons. These include anything living including plants and flowers, anything that may possibly explode, or anything at all that might go bad in the truck. In case you have fish, household pets, dangerous materials, or plants then make plans to take them along with you instead of transferring them within the truck. And if you have any concerns about what can and can't go on the moving van, give your moving coordinator a call. They would be glad to reply to any inquiries you could have.

Fill the Fridge with Sodas and Water

Following that, take a moment to load your fridge with drinks and snacks. Your refrigerator is already purged meaning there will be more than enough room for cases of soda and water and maybe even goodies for the team. The larger your move, the more valued drinks and snacks will probably be. Particularly if you, like many, move in the warmer periods. Providing treats for the moving crew isn't mandatory, although we promise you that it'll be well received and valued.

Load up Your Vehicle

Last but certainly not least, make sure that your personal vehicle is packed and ready to go. Chances are, as soon as the professional movers have left and you have cleaned the place one final time, you will be leaving for good. The simplest way to be sure you don't forget anything at all is to do the comprehensive check in advance. Look at the fuel and oil levels. Check your overnight bag and make certain all plants and flowers and pets are ready to go when it is time.


When you've taken care of everything, waiting for the moving truck will feel like a big stretch of bare time. Although with this checklist, you'll have your time effectively filled in order that the residence is picture-perfect when the professional movers arrive. For more moving tips or to consult on your moving needs, contact us today!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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