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Residential Moving Tips

Tim Lucas - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Do's and Don'ts of a Residential Move

Moving a house is much like moving an apartment or a business, but it is much more predictable and strategic. In the crowded streets of Oklahoma City, it's nice for us to be able to pull into a driveway, load up, and go. If you are undergoing a residential move in the next few weeks, there are some things you can do to make the process fast and easy. The more you help us, the better we can serve you. Here are some residential moving do's and don'ts you may want to think about.

What to Do for a Residential Move

  • Reserve your appointment well in advance, especially if you're moving in May, late December, or August.
  • Use boxes to pack instead of bags. Boxes can be stacked on a dolly, making them much easier to move in large sets.
  • Have a plan for your new house so your movers know where to go with boxes and furniture.
  • Ask for a sufficient crew. We'll tell you how many people you should have for a project, but it's up to you to actually make that reservation.
  • Identify fragile boxes or items so they can be placed properly on the truck.

What NOT to Do for a Residential Move

  • Forget to pick up your keys or transfer your utilities.
  • Wait to pack the day before the move.
  • Forget to take out the trash when you leave. You'll end up with a swarm of bugs the new residents have to take care of.
  • Block important pathways with boxes and furniture.
  • Be somewhere else when the movers arrive. The only way they can get the job done is if you're there to help.

Other Tips for Residential Moving

If you live in a windy neighborhood in Oklahoma City, plan on leading the moving truck to your destination. You may have to drive a little slower than you wanted to, but this will ensure that the moving truck gets to your new home. If you live in a gated community, make sure you have the gate key or gate code before the move date. Otherwise, we'll all be stuck outside waiting for someone to let us in. If you are going to move during the busy parts of the year (start and end of school semesters), try to book a morning move. The guys are working long hours during this time and usually get worn out by mid-day. They'll get the job done no matter what, but they are most efficient early in the morning.

Keep all of this in mind, and your residential move is sure to be a success.

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