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How do I prepare my home and myself for move day?

Your mover may ask you to choose several consecutive days during which your goods may be loaded. The number of days in what is referred to as a "load spread" depends upon the size of your shipment and the time of the year when your shipment is loaded. Remember to try and remain flexible during the busy moving season by allowing for three to five extra days on your load spread to have a better chance of securing a truck and driver to load your shipment.

The customer service representative and/or driver will contact you at least 24 hours prior to load day to let you know the time of arrival. Be sure to let them know of any changes that have taken place that may affect loading day. A good example of changes that may take place is that the street in front of your home is under construction, preventing the large over-the-road truck to get near your home. Or possibly, you haven't completed packing due to an unanticipated event. Contact your mover as soon as possible so that they can send out professional packers to complete the job for you.

Make sure your home is ready for the crew. Move anything off the porch and walkways that may obstruct movement of your goods out of the home. Take doors off the hinges if you know certain items will not fit through. Remove all small throw rugs from traffic areas that could cause the driver or crew to trip or slip.

Offering water, Gatorade, or other soft drinks on hand to the driver and crew, especially on a hot summer day, is an incredible gesture and, although our drivers come prepared, they will be grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Our drivers will prepare the home with runners, door jamb protectors, and railing protectors if applicable. This will help save on the little knocks that may occur during the loading process.

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