Moving out of Birmingham, AL, is always going to be a combination of excitement and sadness as you prepare to take the next step in life while already missing all the city has to offer. One simple way to ensure you are ready for your movers on the big day is to have a short 5 task checklist that you check before they arrive.
Depending on the size of your move and other factors, the company will typically provide a window of time they will arrive on the day of the move. Now, with cell phones and text messages, you often get very specific information the day before or the day of the movers arriving.
There are a few things you need to do before the truck pulls up in your driveway. This will prevent you from leaving things behind or from driving off without ensuring everything is wrapped up with regards to your home in Birmingham, AL.
In advance of your move, and ideally, when you have a date you have to be out of the home, notify the utility companies to shut off your service. This can be done online or by phone, but be sure to keep printed copies of each cancellation, and double check the date.
Opening Closets and Cabinets
The night before the movers is scheduled to arrive, walk through the home and open all the closets, cabinets, pantries and storage areas in the home. This includes doing the same for the garage or basement area or any sheds or outbuildings on the property.
This will ensure you don’t accidentally leave anything behind or simply assume a room has been emptied when it really hasn’t.
Check the Appliances
If you aren’t taking your appliances with you, or even if you are, it is important the night before the movers arrive to open each appliance and make sure it is empty. This includes the fridge, washer, dryer, dishwasher and freezer.
In some cases, if the home is to be vacant for a time, it may be wise to unplug these appliances and prop the door of the fridge and freezer open to keep them smelling fresh.
Check all Faucets
It is not at all uncommon for outside faucets to be left running, or for automatic sprinkler systems to be left on. It is important to make sure everything is off before you leave.
Cancel all Subscriptions
Finally, makes sure you have cancelled all subscriptions that come to your home. This could include newspapers, food or beverage clubs, reoccurring orders, prescription orders or anything similar.
With these five things completed and checked, you will be ready when your Birmingham, AL, movers arrive to get you on the road to your new location.
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