Even in the most favorable circumstances, moving can best be described as “organized chaos.” That’s why so many people hire professional movers: They want to bring order and expertise to an otherwise messy ordeal.
However, moving companies aren’t miracle workers. As talented as Chase Moving and Storage may be, we can’t show up on moving day, snap our fingers, and have everything sorted for you. We wish it were that simple!
This is a common misunderstanding. If you’ve never worked with professional movers before, then you might not be totally clear on what you’re expected to take care of yourself versus what we will handle on moving day.
And that’s why we’re here to give you some info on what you should do before our movers arrive. This way, you can set yourself up for success and enjoy an efficient, somewhat-less-chaotic moving day. Keep reading to see our recommendations!
How to Prepare for Our Movers Ahead of Time
- Go through all of your belongings and throw away (or donate) anything you no longer use. Doing this before moving day will minimize the number of unnecessary boxes and lighten the load for our movers and your wallet.
- Take stock of all the belongings that will be coming with you to your new house. Write them down in an inventory list. Mark your boxes on the side with a brief description of what’s in the box and what room it is going into.
- Make other arrangements for any items that cannot be transported by our team. These items include firearms, perishables, plants, flammables, and combustibles. For a complete list of prohibited items, see our FAQ page.
- Set aside everything that isn’t going in our truck. Put these bags and boxes in a separate pile so our movers will know not to take them.
- Move everything to an easily accessible location. We won’t be able to access items in hard-to-reach spaces like your attic, crawlspace, or storage shed.
- Make sure all of your appliances are ready to be moved. This means they should all be unplugged and loose pieces should be securely stowed. For refrigerators and freezers, unplug them 48 hours ahead of time to ensure they’re completely defrosted; dry them out so condensation doesn’t drip everywhere.
- Pack small trinkets and collectibles in advance. While we do offer packing assistance, you might want to get ahead and save time and money on moving day by wrapping these up before we get there.
There are plenty of other ways to prepare yourself for moving day, but this should give you a good start!
By following these guidelines to get ready for our movers, you’ll enable us to provide you with the best moving service possible. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!