Whether you’re moving from a small apartment or a 3-story bedroom, every move requires prep work. And the sooner you can get started, the faster and smoother your moving day with go. Even if you’ve hired a moving company to help you, it’s important to have a few things sorted and ready beforehand. Here are some things to keep in mind to prepare for movers before they arrive.
Seal Up All Boxes
Any last-minute items or boxes should be packed up, sealed, and ready to go before the movers arrive. If you’re transporting any items in your own vehicle, pack them up ahead of time to get them out of the way so they don’t get placed in the truck.
Sort Out Parking for Movers
It’s one of the most important details that can easily be forgotten amongst all the commotion – parking. Be sure to make parking arrangements ahead of your moving day so the movers can arrive and park with enough room for them to transport your items into a large truck. Most movers will call on the moving day once they are en route so you can inform them of where to park.
Protect your Interior
There’s going to be a lof foot traffic during the moving day and it’s critical that you take steps in protecting your flooring and belongings from damage or unpredictable weather. Reduce the risk of mud and dirt from ruining your floors and make it safe for the movers maneuvering with heavy items by using nonslip runners in key areas. Check with your moving company to see if they provide carpet runners to protect the flooring. Also, when you’re moving during the winter, don’t forget to clear and salt the walkways and steps.
Make a Plan for Kids and Pets
Since moving day can be very busy and chaotic, it’s a good idea to make plans for your pets and children. Ask a family member, friend or neighbour to mind them during the process. This will keep them safe and out of the way so the movers can get the job done efficiently and safely.
Planning an upcoming move? At Ottawa Moving Logistics, we’ve been serving the Ottawa area for years, helping residents move safely and easily without any hassle. Get in touch with us today to get a quote!