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Moving Day: What to Expect From Two Movers and a Truck

Published by Chris Townsend

have the right expertise or equipment. You’ve booked with a moving company, but you’re nervous about what’s going to happen on the big day. What should you expect when two movers and a truck arrive at your home on moving day?

The choice to go with a professional moving company is bound to relieve you of a great of moving-related stress (your joints are very happy with you). There are a couple of steps you can take to get the most out of your moving professionals.

Don’t Sleep in on Moving Day

Even if the moving company is scheduled to arrive in the afternoon, get up early! You want to give yourself enough time to have that last cup of coffee before you relocate — and to double-check that everything is good to go. The last thing you want to be is rushed and scrambling when those two movers and a truck are at your doorstep.

You should know well in advance when the moving company is set to arrive. If, for some reason, you’re unaware of when your move is scheduled to start, give your move coordinator a call. If you have any general questions about your move, don’t hesitate to reach out to your moving team at any point during the moving process.

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two movers and a truck

By the time you look out the window and are met with the sight of two movers and a truck, you should be well-prepared to meet them. If you’re doing the packing yourself, now is not the time for any last-minute packing, even for the essentials. Your home should be cleaned up — and your belongings packed away — if you want to be ready for your movers to start the process of loading the truck.

Before your movers arrive, do a final run-through of your home to make sure that all your taps are off and every appliance is unplugged. Make sure your stove and oven aren’t turned on.

If you’ve chosen to have your movers do the packing for you, you might be surprised at how efficiently your things are boxed away. You might even find that certain items call for special attention and protection when packing. Did you know that your flat panel TV needs anti-static bubble wrap to prevent a static charge from building up and causing damage?

Professional packers will move quickly to categorize your items into different boxes with different labels. Breakable items such as dishes will have their own designated boxes. If you’re doing the packing yourself, make sure your belongings don’t shift during the move by filling any gaps within the moving boxes with lightweight items, such as clothes, or foam packing peanuts.

Taking Inventory of Your Valuable Belongings

In order to make sure that your items arrive at your new place without being damaged along the way, your movers will put together a written inventory. Each of your items will be given a number, and its condition will be assessed and noted in writing.

It’s a good idea to pay attention while your movers and taking inventory of your belongings. Make sure you agree with their assessment of each item’s condition, especially if your items are facing a long-distance move.

The purpose of taking inventory is not just to ensure that your possessions arrive in the same condition, but also to prevent a damage claim being filed on items with existing damage. You should agree with everything that’s written down before signing off on it.

Loading and Unloading, a Story of Two Movers and a Truck

Moving can be dangerous, especially during the times when heavy equipment is being shuttled in and out of your home. Now is a good time to ask grandma to keep an eye on the kids and to make sure pets are kept out of the way. Your family’s safety always comes first.

Make sure that you keep any personal goods that you might need during the move separate from what’s being loaded onto the truck. If you have any high-value possessions that you want to transport yourself, it’s a good idea to let your moving coordinator know that you won’t need those items packed or loaded.

Your movers are highly skilled and experienced professionals. They will have certain techniques when it comes to packing and loading that’ll assist in getting your items from point A to point B as quickly and safely as possible. There’s no need to worry if it seems like your belongings are being loaded in a random, disorganized manner — trust that your movers know what they’re doing.

A word of advice from two movers and a truck: unless you would like to have one of your valuable items packed a certain way, or you have a serious concern, it’s best to let your moving team take care of things without being interrupted. We are more than two movers and a truck — we’re experienced professionals who are fully-trained and well-equipped. And while we’re friendly, we have the skills and expertise to handle your move with care.

When all your items have been loaded, your movers will present you with a document called a bill of lading. This will outline important information about your move, including the moving estimate, the chosen level of valuation, and when your items are expected to be delivered. Make sure to look over this document carefully and are satisfied with it before signing off on it.

Once it’s time to unload, you’ll have the opportunity to direct your movers in placing your furniture where you want. Ideally, you already have an idea as to where each heavy piece of furniture is to be set down. Take it easy on your movers and do some room planning ahead of time.

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If you’re looking to encourage your movers with a friendly gesture, having drinks accessible will keep them well-hydrated. While drinks and snacks are completely optional, your movers will be grateful for your thoughtfulness. Just make sure to keep drink stations and snack stands away from entrances and exits.

Reputable moving companies pride themselves on making sure their customers have the best moving experience possible. You can relax knowing your belongings are in safe and competent hands. There’s no need to stress — you can rely on those two movers and a truck to treat your possessions with care and to treat you as if you’re family.

Looking for some help with an upcoming move? Three Movers have got you covered. Click here for a free quote today.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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