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Moving Timetable - Moving Day

After completing all the preparations in advance, here's what you need to keep in mind on the actual D-day:
  • Interaction with the movers:
    • Be physically present at the work area to provide the support required to the movers.
    • In case you are unable to make it, you should be able to appoint a representative who will be able to guide the movers if required. Introduce your representative to the movers so that they know the contact person in case of any need. This person will have to be on call whenever the movers require him and should have the authority to sign documents obligating you to charges.
    • The driver of the moving van should be given clear and precise directions for the destination.
  • Hand over keys, alarm codes and garage door remote controls to the new owner or real estate agent.
  • Contact information should be provided so that you can be reached in case of any emergency or need, especially when your shipment is in transit. And the vice versa should also be taken care of, i.e. the contact information of the destination agent is available with you.
  • Review the paper work and details once the mover's agent arrives. All the items will be tagged with a number for the purpose of inventory. During the process of tagging you should accompany the agent.
  • Final inspection of the goods that have been packed and those that have been left behind should be done by you to ensure that everything is in order. Your phone should be connected on moving day and only after the movers have left should you pack it up in your suitcases and take it with you for easier access.
  • Final sweep: Clean your house as much as you can before the moving van arrives. Search every room, closet and around the house before the moving van arrives.
  • It's the duty of the moving van's driver to contact you or the destination agent at least 24 hours prior to expected arrival time so as to allow enough time for the preparation of unloading process.
  • Placement: The floor plan that was prepared well in advance by you should be used to point out to the movers for the placement of your furniture and appliances. While the actual unloading and placement of your items is going on, you will have to be present to give instructions
  • Backup: If for any reason you are unable to make it for the unloading process, a competent person should be in charge to give instructions, accept delivery and pay the balance amount due. He should also be capable of noting any change in the condition of your goods noted on the inventory at the time of loading.
  • By signing the inventory sheet, the receipt of all items listed in the inventory is acknowledged. In case of any loss or damage, the same can be documented on the inventory sheet and must be reported to the destination agent immediately.
  • To avoid any personal hassles:
    • A baby sitter should be hired to oversee your kids during the loading and unloading process.
    • Your pets should be kept in a room in such a way that they are unable to interfere in the loading and unloading process.
  • Unpacking: The mover organization should be intimated about the unpacking needs also in advance so that the planning can be done well before the actual process.
  • All utilities should be disconnected in your old home and connected in your new home
  • To avoid damaging the appliances that you have moved from one location to another, the same should not be used for 24 hours after delivery to prevent possible damage.
  • Payment is required upon delivery and may be made in different payment methods like cash, traveler's checks, money order or cashier's check. Personal checks are generally not accepted