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4 Ways To Get Ready For Moving Day

by Courtney Kennedy

Hiring a professional moving company is a good idea when you're moving to a new home so your things will arrive in good shape and you can spare yourself backbreaking labor. Still, there are plenty of things you'll need to do yourself to prepare for the move. The more you do, the quicker the movers can get the job done, and that could save you money if you're paying by the hour. Here are four things you can do to prepare for the move to a new home.

1. Have All Your Things Packed And Stacked

You should be ready for moving day before the moving company arrives. Buy moving boxes of the same size, label them so the movers know what room they'll go in, and stack them so the mover can put them on a hand truck and head out the door. If you can't get everything packed, the moving company may have to finish for you, and that adds to the time needed and also adds extra for the cost of packing supplies.

2. Disassemble What You Can

Movers usually take big furniture apart, such as taking legs off of tables and tearing down beds. You can probably do a lot of this work yourself. That cuts down on the work the moving crew has to do, but there are still some things the moving company may need to do.

If the moving company sends someone to your house to give you an estimate of the cost, talk to them about which pieces of furniture have to be taken apart and what you should leave for the movers to do. The movers may wrap the furniture in moving blankets or bubble wrap and strap pieces together to protect them from scratches, so don't be surprised if the crew has other jobs to do besides just loading the truck.

3. Prepare Your Appliances

If you're moving appliances, prepare them ahead of time instead of waiting until the last minute to dry out a washer or refrigerator. Empty and clean the appliances a couple of days in advance and then leave the doors open so they can air out and dry. The moving company will probably wrap them and handle disconnecting gas if you don't know how, but they'll want you to have the appliances empty, dry, and ready to move.

4. Don't Micromanage The Moving Crew

The crew sent by the moving company has plenty of experience moving households, so you don't have to hover over them and tell them what to do. It's best if you stay out of the way rather than help when it's time to start loading because you could actually slow the work down. As long as you have everything ready to load, your work is done until you get to your new home.