How to Prepare for Moving Day with a Colorado Moving Company
Before you know it, your moving day will arrive! When that moment arrives, your Colorado moving company will be ready to get the show on the road. And you'll be glad that you took the initiative to plan and prepare for your movers far in advance.
But aside from packing up your things, how exactly can you prepare for your movers? What steps can you take to ensure your moving day is smooth and successful? We're here to offer some guidance.
5 Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Your Colorado Moving Company
It doesn't matter if you're gearing up for an interstate move, a local move, or a long-distance move. Even if you've done plenty of planning in advance, things can still go awry on your moving day.
Have a smart and seamless relocation by following these five steps.
1. Secure Parking for Your Movers
Finding a suitable parking space for the moving truck can be a challenge on moving day. Depending on where you live in Colorado, you may have the opportunity to secure a moving permit for your moving day (Updater).
A moving permit will let you reserve a space in front of your home for a moving truck or car to park. This can be especially valuable if you're moving out of an apartment building.
Consider consulting with your moving company to get recommendations on parking. They may be able to offer more helpful insights once they understand where you're located in Colorado.
2. Communicate Your Floor Plan to Your Movers
Professional movers know what they're doing and will efficiently move your possessions out to the moving truck. However, every house is a little different. The layout of your home may pose difficulties for even the most experienced movers.
To ensure that the pros can safely and easily maneuver through your home, share your floor plans with them. This will help them chart the most efficient routes to transport your things.
Here are some additional steps you may consider taking:
- Take all decorations off the walls so movers don't accidentally damage them
- Remove as many obstacles as possible from your halls, entrances, and walkways
- Measure your doorways and pieces of furniture, and share those measurements with your movers
A full-service moving company may gather those measurements on its own during your consultation. Nevertheless, it's helpful to have those measurements in your back pocket prior to moving day.
3. Plan for Bad Weather
In Colorado, you can experience drastic weather changes in a single day. One minute it's bright and sunny, and the next it's snowing or raining. That's why it's always a good idea to plan for bad weather on moving day.
As such, we recommend placing large blankets or tarps in doorways, your entryways, and other hardwood surfaces. Those protective measures will help you avoid tracking mud and debris into your home. Plus, those blankets and tarps will help you avoid property damage during the move.
And it's also worth noting those measures can help protect the safety of you and your residential movers.
4. Treat Your Movers with Respect
On moving day, make sure you keep the golden rule of respect in mind. If you treat your movers with respect and kindness, they'll return the sentiment. Professionalism is always a mover's top priority, but going the extra mile can boost the moving experience for everyone involved.
Here are a few suggestions to support your movers on the big day:
- Provide snacks and drinks to keep your movers' energy up
- Set up a sanitizing station near your entrance
- Offer to buy their lunch or dinner
- Give them your name, telephone number, and exact new address before the movers depart
- Have cash for tipping your movers at the end of the job
If you have had a pleasant moving experience, be sure to take down the movers' names and mention them when writing a customer review.
5. Plan for Your Kids and Pets Too
On moving day, there's going to be a lot of heavy lifting and activity. The last thing you need is kids or pets running around and getting in the way. They may get hurt in the commotion or they may cause injury to your movers instead.
Make sure you have a plan in place for your kids and pets before your moving day. Ask a trusted friend or relative to look after them for the day. If that option is a no-go, arrange for a babysitter to look after your kids and pets in a quiet room away from the moving chaos.
Contact Our Colorado Moving Company for an Amazing Move
If you are getting your family ready to move, there's no better place to turn for moving services than Amazing Moves.
We can handle any size of move, from local to long-distance moving timelines. We aim to deliver superior customer service with our full-service approach.
Contact us today to get an accurate estimate from our Colorado moving company.