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Moving Day Checklist For an Easier Relocation

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One of the busiest days of your life is about to arrive sooner than you think. Are you as prepared as you should be? Having a moving checklist will make your relocation so much easier. There are many things to consider when preparing for a move, and organizing these thoughts on a moving checklist will ensure that nothing is forgotten. At Allied, we already took care of the task for you by making a moving checklist for each aspect of your move.

Clear walkways

  • Make it safe and easy for your movers to get in and out of your house by removing:
    • Potted plants and planters from front porch, walkways and driveways.
    • All door and floor mats.
    • All rugs. The crew will protect the floors with a specially designed floor covering that does not slip.
    • Low hanging items such as wind chimes or hanging plants.
  • Disconnect the spring on the screen door so that it stays open during the loading process.
  • If you had the moving company pack for you, work with them to keep walkways clear for the driver and crew.

Point out special items

  • During the walkthrough with the driver, point out items that are special to you. All your items will be handled professionally, but take a moment to show them which ones mean the most to you so they will be extra cautious. 
  • Point out the boxes you would like to have unloaded first. These boxes may include kitchen and bathroom items, your children's toys, or anything that you will need as soon as you arrive to your new home.

Before the driver leaves

  • Make sure you understand all the paperwork you are signing before the driver departs. If there is something that is confusing to you, ask your driver to explain it before you sign.
  • Provide the driver with your destination contact information so if something changes, you can easily be contacted. Take down any information the driver can provide such as his cell phone, pager and satellite tracking information.
  • Ask the driver if your shipment is the last one he/she will be loading. Find out when the last shipment goes onto the trailer. This will give you an indication as to when they will be departing for your new home. Ask the driver about his/her plans for delivering your items.

Our moving day checklist is here so you can better prepare for your actual moving day. The small details and things you can do in preparation for your movers will make a big difference when it comes time to move. Something as simple as Allied's moving day checklist makes what can be a complicated process much easier.


I think the people were really good. The people who packed up my house were really good. The movers were really good as well. The only tough thing was that the move was unforeseen. The hardest part of my move is that I did not have a timeframe for my delivery. I had a time window of 7 days for my delivery. This was stressful because I had to request for time off at work.

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What our customers say

Allied Van Lines

Communications was good. There was a mix-up on items that were supposed to be delivered to the house & items to be delivered to storage. Items we needed for the house went to storage. A chair was broken too.

Lindsay S  of  Atlanta, GA 4.4 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

Overall, the 2 men that came worked hard all day. they were fun to have around. It was a pleasure having them do what I asked. I enjoyed the flexibility and personality of the men who loved their job. It's challenging when they don't speak English. At times it was hard to find a person who did. They were amazing, courteous, and hardworking. Angela, was quick to respond to my questions.

Debra Y  of  Palo Alto, CA 4.9 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

They did a pretty good job for me. The only really issue we had was they pushed our delivery day up which caused a little havoc. WE made arrangments with the initial contact but the team had different arrangements.

Chuck H  of  Clarksburg, WV 4.1 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

The care that they took, whatever I asked the drivers to do they did it , they were on time and everything went quickly.

Barbara G  of  Sharpsburg, GA 4.9 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

The move went smoothly. I did not have any problems. My load was under the weight that was given. I was told that I would get a refund. The refund takes up to 6 weeks.

Charlie T  of  Hillsborough, NJ 5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

They were very professional including the local agent. The lady who owned it went out of the way to be helpful. Her name was Julie. She was awesome. I really liked her. It was a nasty weather day. The driver was 4 hours late.

Bob G  of  Rancho Cordova, CA 4.7 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

The people that were involved influenced my rating. The person that estimated the move was very good. The movers were very good. One of the movers need education on hygiene, but it was fine.

Diane S  of  Byron, GA 5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

When they were packing they were careful. So far I have not found anything broken. They treated my stuff like it was their own. Two items were broken. The driver Calvin told me that someone would come out and repair my furniture. Calvin told me that it fell off the top of the truck.

Ken L  of  New Bern, NC 5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

The overall performance of the ppl that came in. They were confident, had all the necessary equipment, and polite.

Aulay C  of  Dayton, OH 5 Rating:


Allied Van Lines

I don't appericate the other carries that i interviewed gave me a 5-7 day window & Allied gave me a 3-5 day window that work with my perference and i appericate that.

Eric C  of  Charlotte, NC 4.2 Rating:


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