Don’t forget to save room for the moving truck.
When you’re hiring movers, you’re going to need to ensure that there’s a parking space for the moving truck. It’s always a good idea to notify your neighbors of the move and that you’ll be using the front parking spaces or the back alley or whatever space is best for your move. Remember, that if you’re hiring a moving company, you’ll need to make sure that the truck is parked close to both the old house, where you’re moving from, and the new home, where you’re moving to.
Notify the neighbors.
While this point has already been mentioned, it’s worth mentioning again. Not only should neighbors be aware of the parking space you’ll need, but also of any inconvenience they may encounter because of your move. If you’re moving on a weekend, when neighbors are more likely to be home, it’s good to let them know that you’ll be using the sidewalk or the space out front or that more cars will be parked out front.
Have cash on hand.
Tipping the movers and having cash on hand for pizza or snacks or any last minute things that you might need will save you the trouble of having to dig for a credit card or running to the bank or ATM at the last minute. Most movers appreciate a cash tip so have it ready before they arrive and keep it somewhere that’s easy to access after your move in is complete.
Remember to leave the keys behind.
Before moving day, make sure you know what you’re supposed to do with your old house keys. If you’re renting an apartment or villa, make arrangements with your landlord; if you own your home, remember to check with the real estate agent or the new owners. Also collect all copies of the keys beforehand; from your children, spouse, friends or relatives. Have them ready for the new owners. And don’t forget to have the keys to your new home ready when you arrive.
Have detailed driving directions to your new home.
Help out your local tampa movers by having detailed instructions, including where to park, moving companies will appreciate your organization. Also, your friends and family who are helping you move will need to know where to go. Following you may not always work. Moving day isn’t a good day to keep a convoy together!