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How to Ensure a Smooth Moving Day

by | Nov 11, 2013 | Blog, Relocating to Denver | 0 comments

Tips for Moving - RE/Max of Cherry CreekMoving homes can be a daunting task. Between readying your family for the move, packing your belongings and preparing the new home, it’s enough to keep anyone awake at night worrying. But when it comes to moving day, there are simple ways to ease the tension. Realtor.com offers these tips:

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Clearly mark items you don’t want loaded:  Label these items and set them all in one spot for easy access.

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Prepare your children: Ask your children what items they will need as soon as they arrive at the new home. Pack these in special boxes, then instruct the driver to be sure they are among the first unloaded. This will let your children know that their needs are important to you in regard to the move.

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Throw away garbage and flammable items: As you pack, trash will most certainly build up. Realtor.com advises asking a neighbor if you can use their trash container for your last-minute debris. Also note that movers won’t load flammable items. Discuss in advance with the moving company which items fall into this category.

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Plan for the parking situation: If you are moving to a congested neighborhood, it may be difficult for the moving van to park in front of your new home. To make things easier, ask neighbors to help by parking their cars across the street and/or use signs or cones to reserve a spot for the truck.

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Consider the needs of the driver and crew: Keep water and other drinks on hand for the crew and advise them of which restroom you would like them to use. Also consider tipping the crew, as they will be working hard on your behalf. The Internet can provide tipping guidelines.

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Get contact information: When the truck is ready to head to your new home, be sure to exchange contact information with the driver. Request an estimate of when the truck will be arriving at your new home and that the driver to notify you of any changes that arise, so that you can adjust your plans accordingly.

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Get more tips at RE/Max of Cherry Creek’s blog.

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