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Moving Day

Use Allied's moving day checklist to streamline the actual day of your move. Be as prepared as you can day for this busy and fast-paced day by remembering all the little details with Allied's moving day checklist.

Complete the Allied Moving Checklist

  • Complete all of the tasks below prior to the day of the move so that you can be home while your goods are being loaded.
  • It is important that you are there the day of the move to answer any questions the driver may have.
  • Make sure to use the moving day checklist prior to the day the truck arrives.

Clearly mark and set aside items you don't want loaded

  • By setting aside items you don't want moved, this will remind you to tell the movers what not to load during the initial walkthrough.
  • Double check to ensure your important moving paperwork doesn't get accidentally packed and shipped with your goods.

Pack special items for the kids

  • If you have kids, have them each pack a special box filled with the items of their choice. Mark this box so that it can be the first unloaded upon arrival to your new destination.
  • Make arrangements for babysitters or pet sitters the day of the move. With all the commotion on move day, you'll want to ensure your kids and pets are being cared for elsewhere.

Moving Checklist: Clear walkways

  • Clear walkways to make is easy and safe for the movers to navigate your home. remove all obstructions including:
  • Move plants from the walkways, driveway and front porch
  • Pick up all floor rugs and mats
  • Remove wind chimes, hanging plants or other low hanging items
  • Permanently detach the spring on the door so that it can stay open during the move process
  • If the moving company packed your belongings, help them keep the walkways clear for the driver and crew

Moving Checklist: Point out special items

  • Identify the items that are most important to you, and point them out to the mover one they arrive. This way, these items will be handled with extra special care.
  • Show the mover the boxes you would like unloaded first. Some of the types of things that should be unloaded first include children's toys, bathroom items, kitchen supplies, etc.

Moving Checklist: Before the driver leaves

  • If the driver provides you with a delivery window, remember that this is only an estimate of when your goods will delivered. Many outside factors can impact this estimate that the driver provides, so remember to be flexible.
  • Request that the driver call you to alert you if there are any changes in the schedule. That way, you can adjust your plans accordingly.
  • If you have a sequence of two or more days that your shipment can be delivered on and still be considered on time, otherwise known as a delivery spread, realize that you can and may receive your goods on any on of those days.
  • Go through your home one last time before the driver leaves. Make sure to check closets, shelves, the attic, the garage, crawl spaces, cabinets, drawers, walls and other obscure places. You want to ensure nothing gets left behind after the driver leaves.

Moving Checklist Helps You

We developed this moving day checklist to help you prepare for the day of your move. The last thing you want to happen on the day of the move is for something to be forgotten or for their to be a snag in the process. The little things you can do to better prepare for the move day and accommodate your movers will make a huge difference in your move. Make a complicated process so much easier with Allied's moving checklist.