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What to Expect on Moving Day

The big day has come. No, not your wedding day or the birth of your child. It’s moving day. And as your Minneapolis professional moving services experts, RJ Moving knows very well the stresses and conflicts that can occur on moving day. That’s why we want to make the process as effortless and stress-free for you as possible.

There’s a lot to do, and a short amount of time to do it in. Therefore, it’s important to have all your ducks in a row on the day of your move. Here is a list of things you should have ready or be prepared to do on moving day:

  • Put aside and take along all important documents and paperwork (medical records, birth certificates, etc.).
  • Pack drinks and snacks for you and your family.
  • Have travel documents on standby, if applicable. This means things like tickets, hotel reservations and so forth.
  • Think about what else will need packed and how much time will be needed to complete the job.
  • Have all the boxes labeled and ready by the door to be hauled out. This is important, as it makes the process go faster and saves you money.

So, that’s what you should have ready to go by the time we get to your current address. But, what about the actual moving day process?

  • Finalizing cleaning and similar services.
  • Check to make sure everything is packed.
  • Be sure that your “Open First” box is the first one to be packed and the first one to be taken out.
  • Stay with the movers until the job is done, and make sure our driver has your new address, so he or she knows where to go.
  • Have ready everything you need for the trip to your new address.
  • Once loading has been finished, make sure you have locked all windows and doors, and turned off all switches and appliances.

Do you need to move to or from Minneapolis? RJ Moving can do the job. Call us now at 612-384-2028 to request a free quote.


How Weather Plays a Role on Moving Day

If you’re about to move, you’ve probably spent a lot of time preparing. Transferring the contents of one home to another is quite the undertaking! While you’re making all the necessary preparations to move, don’t forget to check the weather. Mother Nature can have an impact on your moving day. While the team at RJ Moving is trained to deal with all types of natural weather phenomena, it is still important to be aware of the weather forecast. If you are moving anywhere around Minnesota, like Minneapolis, professional moving services can greatly reduce the stress associated with moving. Help them help you by being prepared for adverse weather.


This is exactly what everyone wants for their move. If you have a fair day, take advantage of it. Help your movers by being prepared so they can complete your move quickly and efficiently. Have parking available and boxes packed.


Rain poses a couple of problems. First and foremost, you need to protect your items. If you’re going to be using cardboard boxes, it may be a good idea to shrink-wrap them in case of adverse weather. Any furniture will need to be covered, especially if its cloth or wood. It is common practice for us to wrap furniture in a blanket, but an added layer of plastic won’t hurt. Another concern on a rainy day is slippery conditions. Be patient with your movers and help to make their job as easy as possible.


Snow on your moving day can be a real bummer. Extra precautions and considerations will need to be made on a snowy day. Be sure to remove snow and ice from your driveway, walkways, stairs and porches before your movers arrive. Also, don’t forget about the end location. The safety of our customers and our employees is our number one priority, so be sure to keep an eye on the weather.

Need professional moving services in Minneapolis? Give us a call today at 612-384-2028 or Contact Us Online.