What Do You Need to Do Before Moving Proz Arrives?

September 8, 2015

You’re getting ready to move and called the moving company…now what?

As your trusted professional moving company in Lawrence, KS and Kansas City, MO, Moving Proz is the one you should call when getting ready to move. We are fully licensed and insured to provide you with quick, efficient moving services that won’t break the bank. That said, we can’t do everything; there are some things you need to take care of on your end before we arrive on moving day. From securing and labeling boxes to taking an inventory of what you have and where it should all go, check out these tips on things you should take care of prior to our moving experts showing up at your door.

Clean the House

We know, we know: you’re moving. Why should you worry about cleanliness? We don’t mean dusting and vacuuming, we mean organizing a neat and tidy home that’s easy to navigate. This will help everyone avoid wasting time once there. Separate boxes with things you’ll need very soon, such as toiletries and a change of clothes, from the boxes that you don’t need immediately. Put the must-have boxes in a remote spot, such as the garage, so you can easily take those with you in your personal vehicle. Anything else you can bear to part with for a whole day, two or more, can be placed in one central location for your movers, such as a large living room.

Clearly Label Boxes

To avoid the hassle of rummaging through several nondescript boxes once you arrive at your new location, mark them all clearly with a bright bold marker — not just with the contents of the box but the destination as well, i.e., kitchen, office, first bedroom on the left. This will help your movers know where everything goes without even having to ask. Again, another time saver.

Change Your Information

Don’t wait till after you’re in your new digs to change your address with your utility company, post office, etc. Send out address cards or emails notifying businesses as well as family and friends that you’ll be moving and where. This way, there won’t be in delay in service once you set up in the new house. This includes scheduling phone, cable and Internet installation service so you don’t miss a beat.

Make a Video and Take Photos

Not only should you be making an inventory of everything that’s going to be moved, you should also take video of your home and photos of anything valuable, such as artwork, electronics, and collectibles. This protects you in the event something is missing or broken later. Once you take inventory and before the movers leave, sign the lading/inventory list provided and keep a copy for yourself, recommends Real Simple.

Protect the Home

Although your movers will do all they can to protect your belongings, as well as your walls and furniture while moving, it’s a good idea to provide an extra layer of protection for your carpets, furniture and even walls to avoid incidental damage that sometimes just can’t be avoided.

Contact Us

Choosing a reputable mover like Moving Proz in the first place will set your mind at ease and ensure the whole process goes smoothly. Give us a call today to request a free moving quote.