El Paso Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 19, 2023

Do These Things Before the Movers Arrive

Getting ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You have picked the perfect moving company in El Paso, packed all your possessions into boxes, verified your move date, mapped out your road trip, packed your travel bag, and also have a new home all set and waiting at your destination. After all that hard work to prepare everything... now it is time to move. And, if you have done your job right, you may well find yourself perched on the couch waiting for the moving van wondering... what do I do now?

Having some hours to yourself on moving day can be calming, exhausting, thrilling, or perhaps unsure. All people react differently, however you don't have to just sit on your hands waiting for the moving van to arrive. Here are a few smart chores to do while waiting for the moving van to arrive.

Final Cabinet Check

Take a last walk through your house and do a final check of each nook and cranny, closet, cabinet, and also drawer. Make certain you won’t be forgetting something or leaving a carton in a closed closet where the professional movers in El Paso might not discover it. It might be helpful to have one last half-full box open to receive the odd sock, earring, or bath towel that you may scrounge up from the far reaches of the cabinetry on your double check.

This is a good time to also take a quick look at each bathroom. Make certain there’s toilet paper, a hand towel, and hand soap in each one. This is not only important for you as well as the movers on moving day, it is also a nice way to leave a home: bathroom-ready.

Clear Space for the Movers

Next, think about where the moving van is going to park. The truck will require a big area, generally curbside, with the rear (or side) of the truck pointing toward your home when that is a possibility, when you live in a parking-space controlled community, you might need to book a row of single spaces for the truck on moving day.

Then take into consideration the area your professional movers in El Paso will be using and prepare a wide path for them to safely follow. You could place down large towels if there is mud, but a lot of professional moving companies in El Paso will put down floor runners to keep your floors tidy. You might also move any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move and also remove tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the truck, take a few minutes to peruse your moving contract and also paperwork. The contract could likely list a variety of objects that the professional movers in El Paso cannot move, often by law. Should you have a few questions regarding what can and can't go on the moving van, give your moving coordinator a call. He or she would be happy to answer the questions you could have.

Pack Your Car

And lastly, be sure that your vehicle is packed and ready to leave. Most likely, once the professional movers have left and you've you’ve done any cleaning that need to be completed, you'll be leaving for the final time. Check your gas as well as oil levels. Check your overnight bag and also make certain any plants and also pets are ready to go when it's time.


If you have taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving truck can feel like a long span of boring time. But with this checklist, you could have your time productively occupied so that the house is picture-perfect when the moving van gets there. For more moving tips or to consult on your moving needs, contact us today!


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