What happens when the big truck arrives at your new location? Feelings of excitement of seeing your stuff again usually hit first and then overwhelming feelings begin to take over your mind. Every item you sent on the moving truck has a number and the movers have an inventory of what was sent. As the movers unpack items, they will ask you to check off their inventory list to show that you received your items. It’s a tedious task but important because you want to make sure all of your items arrived in good condition. Plan on 3-6 hours of unloading the truck, depending on amount of stuff. Have a plan in mind of where you want the stuff to go because they will likely unload the larger items first, i.e. the beds, sofa, chairs, etc… With that being said, it is okay to try out your furniture and have them move it, if you don’t like it.
So after an exhausting day of the movers unloading the truck and you checking every item, you are left with boxes piled high and furniture that you think like where it is. What do you do now? First, don’t panic! Second, don’t try and unpack every single box in one night. It’s not going to happen. My advice… Order a pizza; drink a glass of wine and aim for 1-2 boxes a day. It will get done, but slowly.
Cameron grew up in the moving and storage industry. My family started AMS Bekins in 1949 and we are now 5 generations strong in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've worked as a driver, packer, dispatcher, customer service representative, relocation consultant and sit on the Board of Directors. I have a passion for the industry and deep love and respect for our employees and customers.