What to Expect on the Day of Your House Move
The big day has
arrived when you will be moving home. It is a stressful occasion, so you may be
worried about what to expect on the day of your move. Here’s how your moving day might unfold, with thanks to
Mod24, who are a movers on demand service.
- The moving company will have told you the
time that they intend to arrive. When they arrive at your property, there will
likely be a number of people who will be helping move your goods, with one
member of this team being the leader. This will be your go-to guy for questions
being answered. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
- The moving company should prepare a
written inventory of everything that is being transported. They will likely take
a look at the item’s condition, as well as assigning it a number for the
inventory. It is crucial that you agree with their assessment of the condition and
to ensure nothing is missed from the inventory.
- Once the admin is out the way, the
movers can then begin to load your possessions into the van. We would recommend
that you take sentimental and personal items with you in the car.
- The moving company will take measures
to ensure the van is tightly packed, so that any items will not move about.
Make sure that they are doing this. There is a special way to pack the van, so
don’t be too alarmed if the back of the van looks all jumbled up.
When everything has
been packed away, the driver will likely present you with a bill of lading,
which will set out in detail the conditions and terms of your move. It will include
information such as estimates and the delivery time and date. Ensure you read
this carefully, as when you have signed it, you will be releasing your goods to
the moving company.
When the items are
being unloaded at your new address, we would recommend that you have someone
there with you. One could be by the lorry checking items off as they are
unloaded to ensure no items are missing. Another person could be in the new
house directing where items should go. After all the items are unloaded, you
will then again be asked to sign the bill of lading and inventory. If at a
later date you discover that some items have arrived damaged, you can still
contact the moving company.
If you are still on
the hunt for a moving company to use, you may wish to try out the “uber for moving companies” Mod24.