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Moving Day Checklist

Moving Day Checklist

Planning a move is stressful if your a Buyer or For Sale By Owner[FSBO} but don't get discouraged!

Here are some moving day tips to ease the stress of moving day:

  1. Make sure to finish last minute cleaning.
  2. Do a last tour around the house to ensure you have taken all the garbage out.
  3. Plan ahead for what you {Buyer or For Sale By Owner[FSBO} will need the first day after your move. Packing a separate bag with your toiletries, a change of clothes, etc. will avoid unnecessary scrambling or a run to a local store.
  4. Finish all last minute packing.
  5. Notify a close friend or relative of your itinerary in case of emergency.

 Moving by Yourself:

  1. Call the truck rental company the day before you have to pick -up the truck to confirm your appointment.
  2. Call and remind your friends or relatives who will help you move to avoid stress of doing the move alone.
  3. Buy any last minute furniture covers, pads, boxes, bubble wraps, etc.
  4. On moving day, give yourself enough time to pick-up the truck to avoid traffic delays.
  5. Make sure to check if you full tank gas to cover the whole moving trip.
  6. Do a physical inspection of the vehicle in order to note any damage before leaving the site.
  7. Buyers and For Sale By Owners{FSBO} make sure you buy a padlock to secure the door of the truck (if it does not have one).
  8. Make a list of what items are in which boxes. Label the boxes with what room it came from.
  9. When loading the truck, make sure to load the items you would need first after everything else is in, for easy access.
  10. Keep in mind the size, strength and weight of your boxes for two reasons. One, so you can utilize the space. Two, so you don't place heavier boxes over the delicate or breakable ones.
  11. Make sure to return the truck on the day you have agreed on with the same amount of gas when you rented it.
  12. Buyers and For Sale By Owner {FSBO} make sure you do another inspection to make sure you will not charged for any damage that you did not cause.

 Moving with Professional Movers:

  1. Make sure to check the mover's references before you make your decision. Check to see if the company is on good terms with the Better Business Bureau.
  2. Check the mover's list to be sure you agree with their judgment on the condition of your household items. Buyers or For Sale By Owner{FSBO} take pictures if necessary to avoid any dispute.
  3. Request for a copy of the list and make sure not to lose it.
  4. Load items you are taking with you on the trip, including luggage.
  5. Make sure to tour around the house and check every room before the mover leaves.
  6. Check the Bill of Lading for accuracy before you sign it. Buyers and For Sale BY Owner{FSBO} keep a copy for yourself and for your records.
  7. Write down the driver's name and make sure to give him your contact numbers at the destination.
  8. Make sure to confirm with the driver the directions to your new home even if your making a small move from just Langley to Abbotsford.
  9. Make sure to check the conditions of each box and household items, as it is unloaded. Make a list of all missing or damaged items on the inventory form.
  10. Since you the Buyer or For Sale By Owner{FSBO} will probably be doing most of the unpacking after the movers leave, make a note on the inventory form "Subject to inspection for loss or concealed damage".
  11. Make sure to be at your new home first before the movers are to avoid additional charges for a waiting period and also you get a better control of how you want the unloading done.