El Paso 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've selected the perfect moving company in El Paso, packed up your whole life into cartons, reserved your dates with the professional movers, plotted your road trip, packed up your travel suitcase, and have a new residence all lined up and waiting at the destination. Subsequent to all that effort to get everything geared up... now it is moving day. And, if you've carried out your job right, you might well end up sitting on the front step waiting for the moving truck asking yourself... what now?

Having a several hours to oneself moving day can feel enjoyable, tiring, fascinating, or uncertain. Everyone reacts diversely, however you don't need to merely twiddle your thumbs anticipating the moving van to show up. Instead, you could go down a useful checklist that can make certain you unquestionably are bowing out with each and every duck in a row. The following are five great things to undertake while waiting for the professional movers in El Paso to get there.

Last Closet Check

Go on a last walk through your residence and execute a last examination of each and every space, closet, drawer, and upper shelf. Be sure you are not negelecting something or leaving behind a box within a closed up bedroom where the movers might not discover it. It could be beneficial to have one last half-full box designed to grab the odd glove, necklace, or hand towel that you might scrounge up in the far reaches of the cabinets on your concluding check.

This is the perfect time to likewise take a quick look at each bathroom. Make certain there is TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in every one. This is not merely good for you and the movers on moving day, it's also a courteous real estate way for you to leave a home: bathroom-ready.

Clear Space for the Movers

Next, contemplate the place that the moving truck will park. You will need a long spot, more than likely curbside, with the back (or side) of the vehicle aiming in the direction of your house however that's doable, if you live in a parking-space restricted area, you may need to schedule a row of individual spaces for your moving truck on the big day.

Next take into account where your professional movers will be walking and make preparations for a broad path to enable them to safely use. You can set down boards when there is mud, but the majority of professional moving companies will put down floor runners to keep your floors spotless. It's also advisable to clear any hindrances out of the path to speed up the move and get rid of tripping risks.

Explore the Contract & Discard Unmovables

Whilst waiting around for the truck in El Paso, take the time to look at your moving paperwork and documents. You'll find often useful details and observations into the moving industry by merely reading the written documents that the moving company in El Paso provided you.

The contract will also list specific materials that the movers are unable to move, generally for legal reasons. Included in this are anything living which includes plants and flowers, anything that can explode, or anything that will rot in the truck. If you have fish, pets, unsafe materials, or plants then make plans to bring them together with you rather than transferring them inside the truck. And in case you have any questions about what can and can't be on the moving truck, give your moving coordinator a call. They will be pleased to answer any queries you could have.

Load the Refrigerator with Sodas and Water

After that, set aside a second to fill your fridge with drinks and snacks. The refrigerator has already been purged meaning there should be plenty of room for cases of pop as well as water and possibly even healthy snacks for the team. The larger your move, the more cherished drinks and snacks will likely be. Especially if you, similar to most, move in the hotter time of year. Offering snack foods for the moving crew is not required, although we guarantee you that it will be well received and valued.

Load Your Vehicle

Lastly, make sure that your personal transport is packed and all set to move. Chances are, once the professional movers are gone and you have swept the house one final time, you're exiting permanently. The simplest way to make sure you do not forget anything is to perform the complete check beforehand. Look at the fuel and oil levels. Review your overnight bag and make sure all plants and pets will be ready to leave when it is time.


When you've taken care of everything else, waiting around for the moving truck can seem like a substantial stretch of empty time. But with this checklist, you will have your time effectively occupied so that the house is picture-perfect when the professional movers arrive. For further moving tips or to consult on your moving needs, contact us today!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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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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