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March 19, 2023

Do These Things Before the Movers Arrive

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

You have chosen the perfect moving company in Little Rock, packed all your belongings into cartons, confirmed the move date, figured out your road trip, packed your travel bag, and have a new place all set and waiting in the new town. After all that work to get everything prepared... now it is time to move. And, when you have done everything correctly, you could well find yourself perched on the sofa waiting for the truck wondering... what do I do now?

Having a couple hours to yourself on moving day can seem calming, exhausting, thrilling, or uncertain. Everyone responds differently, but you don't have to just sit on your hands waiting for the moving truck to arrive. Here are some great chores to do while waiting for the moving van to get to your home.

One Last Drawer Check

Take a final walk through your home and do a final check of every nook and cranny, closet, cabinet, as well as drawer. Make certain you're not overlooking something or leaving a carton in the attic where the professional movers in Little Rock might not find it. It might be helpful to have one last half-full carton open to put the odd sock, necklace, or bath towel which you could find in the back corners of the cabinetry on your double check.

This is the perfect time to also peek at each bathroom. Make sure there is TP, a hand towel, and hand soap in every one. This is not only helpful for you and the movers on moving day, it is also a courteous way to leave the house: bathroom-ready.

Make Space for the Movers

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

Then thing about the area your professional movers in Little Rock will be utilizing and prepare a wide path for them to safely follow. You could put down boards when there is mud, but a lot of professional moving companies in Little Rock will put down floor runners to keep your floors clean. You might also take any obstacles out of the way to speed up the move and remove tripping hazards.

Read the Contract & Discard Unmovables

While waiting for the moving van, take a few minutes to look over your moving contract and also paperwork. The contract will likely list certain things that the professional movers in Little Rock can’t move, often by law. Should you have any questions about the things that can and cannot be loaded on the moving van, call your move coordinator. He or she would be pleased to answer any questions you might have.

Pack Your Car

Finally, be sure that your automobile is packed and ready to go. Most likely, after the professional movers have left and you have swept the place one last time, you will be leaving for the final time. Top off your gas and also oil levels. Double check your overnight bag as well as make sure the plants and household pets will be ready to go when it is time.


If you have taken care of everything else, waiting for the moving truck can feel like a big expanse of boring time. However with this checklist, you should have your time productively occupied so that you are set when the moving van gets there. For more moving tips or to get started on your moving estimate, contact us today!


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