Moving day can be a stressful and hectic experience, especially when you’re moving long-distance. But with a little bit of planning and preparation, you can make the process go more smoothly. While no two moving days are exactly alike, here’s a general guide for what you can expect when your movers arrive on the big day.
When you booked your move, your moving company should have done either an in-person or virtual walk-through of your home, so they could see what was being moved. This pre-move survey is important because it’s what your moving company used to write your moving quote. This is an important step as it ensures that you have a clear understanding of the cost of the move and that you’re aware of any additional services that may be required.
When your movers arrive, they will start compiling your inventory. This list of all the items being moved will be provided to you when your movers are finished loading the truck. This is a detailed list of everything being moved, including their condition and any special instructions for handling. It is important for you to carefully review and sign the inventory, as it serves as a record of all items being moved and it will be used to ensure that all of your belongings are delivered to your new home safely.
Your movers will then be loading all of your belongings onto the truck. Any trustworthy mover (like Lee’s Moving) will take great care to properly pack and secure each item to prevent damage during transportation. This means that they will be wrapping fragile items with bubble wrap or plastic wrap, and properly secure your furniture to prevent scratches or dings. If you are moving any appliances such as refrigerators or washing machines, your movers will properly prepare them for transport.
Once all of your belongings are loaded onto the truck, the movers will provide you with a copy of the bill of lading, which is a document that serves as a receipt for your belongings and a contract for the transportation of your items. This document will include information about the move, including the pickup and delivery date windows, the cost of the move, and any special instructions. Be sure to keep your copy of this document in a safe place as it is your “proof” that the move took place as it was contracted. You will get another copy of this to sign when your movers deliver your belongings at your new home.
Moving day can be a stressful and hectic experience, especially when you’re moving long-distance from California. But by knowing ahead of time what to expect on your moving day, you can be better prepared for the process and hopefully have a smoother transition to your new home.
If you’re in northern California and looking to make a long-distance move soon, let Lee’s Moving take care of things! We’re a trusted mover in Redding, CA and an agent of National Van Lines. Give us a call at 530-357-2389 or fill out a form online to receive your free moving quote!
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