Everything You Need to Do Before the Movers Arrive

At Armstrong, we know that moving is an exciting time with big changes, but it can also be a very stressful, messy ordeal for you and your family. You’re not alone! Armstrong is here with tips on what you need to do before the big day.

1. Begin the decluttering
You want to be sure that everything you’re moving into your new home is everything you want and need. This is a great time to search through all your nooks and crannies, and forgotten spaces like the attic and garage. By filtering through what you don’t want to bring into your new home, you’ll have less to pack and the unpacking will be much simpler! With Armstrong declutter services, your team can even collect any items you want to store and help stage your home.

2. Measure doorways and furniture
This is an important step many movers overlook. Your Armstrong Move Coordinator can have a relocation professional measure your furniture for you or guide you through the process during a home survey prior to your move. This step will help you know what pieces will need to be deconstructed and what can be packed into the moving truck whole.

3. Make plans for children and pets
Whether you seek help from a babysitter or a friend, having someone who can help out with little ones will make your move much smoother and leave you more focused on the tasks at hand. Boarding or kenneling pets is also a huge help for both you and the crew. By keeping your furry companions out of the way, you can prevent animals from getting scared and the risk of them running away.

4. Inventory your valuables
This is an extremely important step. By evaluating the condition and worth of your most precious items, you will have a clearer picture of their specific needs when moving and how to value them for coverage throughout your move When moving with Armstrong, your personal Move Coordinator can take care of this step for you and even set you up with additional coverage.

5. Pack essentials last
When packing and planning for your move, make sure you set aside a box just for your day-of-move essentials. This box will be specially handled by your Armstrong crew and put in the truck last where it is easily accessible. In this box, you’ll want to have any important items like hygiene, change of clothes, computer and phone chargers, pet essentials, important medication, and anything your children may not be able to survive a night without (like that beloved stuffed animal). Put it all together and Armstrong will make sure you get it first!

6. Prepare your appliances
This is often one of the last thoughts during your move. Everything is all packed up, the van is full, and suddenly you remember there’s a whole fridge full of food! Having this step taken care of ahead of time will save you a lot of stress. Make sure you have plenty of coolers or cooling bags on hand. Check your washer, dryer, oven and microwave for items you may have forgotten about.

7. Take pictures
Make sure you take pictures of your current home, all the furniture, and your new home. By documenting all of this, you’ll have a clear reference for your team to follow when moving you into your new space. When teaming up with Armstrong, your personal Move Coordinator will do a top-to-bottom inspection of all these things so you don’t have to.

8. Communicate with your movers
Make sure you ask what time to expect your moving team so you’re present and ready to give direction and answer questions. Ask any extra questions you can think of, like whether you will need to move your car for truck parking. The more you know on the front end, the faster everything will move – literally!

The most important thing you can do when preparing for a move is hiring a team that will help you every step of the way, not just move boxes. With Armstrong, you’ve got a nationwide network of relocation professionals with decades of moving experience.

Do you want to learn more about moving worry-free with Armstrong? Request a free quote online.

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