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  • How do I prepare my home and myself for moving day?
    We may ask you to select from one to several consecutive days during which your goods will be loaded. The amount of days, in what is referred to as a load spread, depends upon the size of your shipment and the time of the year when your shipment is loaded. Remember to try to remain flexible during the busy season by allowing for extra days on your load spread to have a better chance of securing a truck and driver to load your shipment.

    The Moving Consultant and/or driver will contact you at least 24 hours prior to load day to let you know time of arrival. Be sure to share any changes that have taken place that may affect loading day. A good example of changes that may take place is that the street in front of your home is now under construction, preventing the large over-the-road truck to get near your home. You may have not completed the packing as something unanticipated took you away from packing. Contact Matco Moving Solutions as soon as possible so that they can send out professional packers to complete the job for you.

    Make sure your home is ready for the crew. Move anything off the porch and walkways that may obstruct movement of your goods out of the home. Take doors off the hinges, if you know certain items will not fit through. Remove all small throw rugs from traffic areas that could cause the driver or crew to trip or slip.

    Have water, Gatorade or soda on hand for the driver and crew, especially on a hot summer day. They will come prepared but will be grateful for your thoughtfulness.

    Our drivers will prepare the home with runners, door jamb protectors and railing protectors, if applicable. This will help save on the little knicks that occur during the loading process.