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A Guide to Getting Your Home Ready for a Moving Company

When relocating to a new home, it’s important to understand that your All My Sons St. Louis moving company is on standby to assist you in having the most successful move possible. However, this is done most effectively with preparation and organization.

Create an inventory

Prior to performing any other actions, it’s important to create an inventory of your belongings. Depending on how many items you possess, this can take quite a bit of time, however moving is a tedious process regardless of the number of items needing to be moved.

Purge Your Home

After sorting through your belongings and creating a list of your home’s contents, it’s time to get rid of things. It is highly unlikely that you’ll be taking everything you own to your new home. Upon an inspection of your inventory, you should have come across clothing that no longer fits, is damaged or outdated. These are the kind of items to purge from your home before your All My Sons St. Louis moving and packing professionals arrive.

Clean and Organize

You’ll make the lives of your movers much easier if you take the time to clean your home and organize your items in a way that enables them to easily see what needs to be packed and moved. Clearing rooms of clutter, and grouping items that you want to be packed together can go a long way in speeding up the moving process, thus allowing you to settle into your new home as quickly as possible.

Measure doors and prepare furniture

One common mistake that homeowners make is forgetting to measure the doors, and assuming that everything fits in and out with ease. Large furniture that cannot fit through doorways should be disassembled beforehand. If disassembly is not possible, then notify the movers when they arrive of what won’t fit through the doorways and what needs to be broken down.

Plan for your pets and children

The professionals at All My Sons will have an easier time getting your belongings packed and transported if your children and pets aren’t around to distract them. Movers can be slowed down when bringing heavy boxes to the moving truck by children who are running around and playing in the yard. The same applies to pets that may attempt to jump on movers or constantly run over their feet. Not only is this a danger to the movers, but also to your children and pets. Find a sitter on moving day so that everyone can focus on the task at hand.

Provide refreshments

Once your St. Louis moving company arrives at your house to pack, transport and unpack your belongings, the process can take several hours. Although it’s not a requirement for hiring them, it’s always a kind gesture to offer bottled water and snacks. Also, designate a bathroom that they can use (it should be equipped with liquid soap and disposable hand towels.)