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The Best Day Of Moving Checklist

You can spend months preparing for moving day, but there is only so much you can do beforehand. If you’ve organized your boxes, picked the best moving company in Lincoln, and got your pre-moving to-do list checked off, you’re on your way to getting to your new home! But, if you’re looking for some great day-of moving tips, you’re in the right place. After being in the moving industry for years, we’ve compiled a checklist of everything you need to do to have the most efficient moving day possible.

1. Wake up early

No matter what time the truck is coming to pick up your stuff, we always suggest waking up early. You never know what last minute things will pop up on moving day and waking up early will help keep you from getting behind.

2. Protect surfaces 

If your movers don’t already have it covered, make sure to cover any hardwood floors with tarps or moving blankets. You may also want to install corner guards and wrap banisters. If you can, try to clear out boxes from any main hallways as well as clear out any snow or debris from your front yard. The last thing you’ll want to do is clear out a parking spot for your movers to use. 

3. Pack your moving day bag

There are a few things that you’ll need to access as soon as you get to your new home. Consider packing medicine, toiletries, important documents, valuables, and even pajamas in your moving day bag. If you have a long ride ahead of you a water bottle and some snacks are also a great choice! 

4. Pack your last box

After packing up your moving day bag, make sure you have one more box or bag that you can use for any straggling items. You might need this bag for things like bedsheets and pillows and any kitchen supplies you used for your last meal. 

5. Do a final sweep

Right before the movers come, take the time to do a final sweep. Open up any cabinets and closets and look in any storage areas. When you’re moving, it’s normal to have a lot on your mind so sometimes things can slip through the cracks. If you made a packing list, this is the perfect time to double check you have everything. 

6. Greet your movers

Having great communication with your movers in Lincoln, is important to any successful moving day. When your movers get to your home, make sure to give them a walk through and show them any furniture that you need disassembled and point out any fragile boxes. This is also a great time to show the movers where your bathroom is. Finally, if you think of it, having water on hand for your movers will always be appreciated.

Working with a great moving team is one of the key parts to having a successful move, but being ready for moving day yourself is also important. If you’re looking for more things to get done before your movers come, you can learn more in one of our recent blog posts. No matter if you’re moving to Lincoln or moving somewhere completely different, we know you’ll have a great move with all of these tips in your toolbox.