What to expect on the move day

After spending months preparing for your move, the long-awaited day has finally arrived. Smart Penny Moving is here to ensure a smooth and surprise-free experience. Our goal is to make your new home feel welcoming and help you settle back into your normal routine. Let us guide you through how the day will unfold.

Our friendly crew will arrive within the scheduled time frame and introduce themselves to you with a smile. We'll ask you to show us which furniture needs to be moved and which will stay. We'll also note any pre-existing damage to furniture for liability reasons.

We want to ensure efficient transportation of your belongings, so we'll typically park the truck after the walkthrough. This allows us to position it optimally for a streamlined loading process. Please let us know if your driveway is freshly poured, paved, or painted, as it may affect our parking options.

We are experts at safeguarding your precious belongings. Our movers will cover and protect your furniture, doorjambs, floors, banisters, and other high-traffic areas of your home. Some large items like beds and desks may be taken apart before being protected.

We follow an efficient system to utilize every inch of space. Starting at the front of the truck, we create a solid base with items like dressers and nightstands. We then gradually stack boxes and square-shaped materials on top. Lighter objects that can't bear weight, such as artificial trees, chairs, and large miscellaneous items, go on the top tier. This process is repeated until the truck is loaded, and items that don't stack well, such as bicycles or yard equipment, are added at the end.

After loading the truck, we'll go through your home again to ensure nothing is left behind. Feel free to point out any additional items you'd like included in the move.

Once you've confirmed that the home is clear and the unloading address is correct, we'll head to your new home. Please ensure someone capable is present when we arrive.

Similar to the home you moved out of, we'll need your guidance to go through each room and determine where you want your furniture and boxes placed. We'll continue to protect doorjambs, floors, and banisters.

We'll bring your belongings into the new home and place them in the designated rooms with your direction. Some furniture may be unpadded on the spot, while others may remain padded until the end to protect them during unloading. Unpadded items will have their pads folded and brought back to the truck as needed.

We'll transport your moving boxes to the rooms where you want them to go. Properly labeled boxes make the process much smoother, so make sure they are labeled correctly. We can also take boxes to specific rooms of your choice for your convenience.

Once beds and other items requiring assembly are placed in the home, our crew members will handle the assembly and final placement. Your new house will start to feel like your home.

After the truck is completely unloaded, we'll go through your home again with you to ensure all items are properly placed. If you need furniture moved within rooms or minor adjustments, we're here to help.

After the walkthrough, you can check the inside of the truck to ensure it's empty and all your belongings have been safely moved into your new home.

Congratulations on successfully moving into your new home! We'll present you with your moving paperwork, time-stamped with your signature. At this time, we'll also provide the bill, which can be paid in cash, credit card, or check. If you prefer to save more, we offer a discount for clients who pay in cash.

You can see that we have a proven and efficient process in place to ensure a successful move. By choosing Smart Penny Moving, you've made a smart choice, and you can trust us to handle your relocation. We've got your back.

Don't forget to check out our packing tips post and use our printable moving checklist. If you have any questions about the moving process, please refer to our FAQs page.

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