Tips for Preparing Your Home for Professional Movers

You’ve found just the right moving company (Few Moves, of course) and the big day approaches: Moving Day. There are some things you can do as you prepare to move that will make the moving process faster, easier, and even less expensive. Setting the stage for your professional moving company with these tasks will help them work quicker and more efficiently.

Remove Unwanted Items


Whether you donate unneeded items to a charity or toss them in the trash, get rid of clutter and whatever you don’t need. Don’t wait until the last minute and then throw everything in a box to be sorted later. Not only will it be cheaper if the movers don’t have to carry extra items, but you’ll be happier to start out in your new home without a lot of unwanted stuff.

See related: 4 Practical Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Stuff

Remove Banned Items


Professional movers won’t move hazardous materials. Paints, ammunition, gasoline and propane, and fire extinguishers should be sorted out and moved by car or left behind. Perishables and open liquids in your food items should be handled separately, too. Before moving day, ask your moving company for a list of items they do not move.

See related: Common Items Moving Companies Won’t Move

Protect Your Houseplants


Set aside your plants to be carried in a car. Moving trucks can get very hot or cold, depending on the season, and your plants will suffer. Of course your pets must be moved in your car, too.

See related: How do I Move Houseplants?

Mementos Must Be Monitored

Valuable or delicate items should also be handled separately. Professional movers will pack your electronics, lampshades, etc. carefully to reduce the chance of breakage. But jewelry, photos, essential documents, and treasured objects should stay with you. Not only are they safer in transport, but you reduce the chance of losing special items when they are packed and moved separately from the main crowd of furniture and belongings.

Prep Your Home So Movers Can Be Most Effecient


A good cleanup, including sorting through drawers and organizing small objects, will be invaluable come moving day, especially if your professional movers are packing for you. Defrost the fridge. Empty the dishwasher. Put clutter in Ziploc bags.

See related: A Cleaning Checklist for Moving Out of A Rental

Don’t Pack for the Movers


If the movers are packing for you, leave all the packing for them. Boxes you pack yourself may not be insured in the same way, and your movers will have the best materials and equipment.

Pack a Moving Essentials Box


One box with everything you’ll need that first night in your new home is a great item to carry in your car. You’ll be happy not to root around for a toiletries, medication, or a change of clothes.

See related: How to Pack a “Moving Essentials Box” Before Your Move

As you prepare for moving day, be sure to call Few Moves Moving Company at (910) 512-6999 in Wilmington, NC or (919) 999-6201 in Raleigh. As a full-service moving company, we’re ready to provide all the services you need, and we stand by the quality of our work and the professionalism of our staff. Happy moving day!