By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
When you are moving and obtain professional movers
to help, there are a few things that you can do and other jobs that you likely shouldn’t do to help provide a smooth moving process. A simple move occurs when all parties work collectively which indicates that you need to know when you need to help and when you should step out of the way.
Below are things that your moving company wants you to be aware of.
1) Nobody enjoys Surprises on Moving Day
This advice ought to be covered when you are receiving your moving quote, and it is uber critical, therefore it is worth noting. If you have bulky items, such as a piano, refrigerator, or perhaps hot tub, that need to be moved, always communicate that to your moving company. A number of bulky items may require special preparations, equipment, or men to move, so it is not a great idea to “surprise” your professional mover with unexpected belongings on moving day.
2) Be Organized for the Movers Arrival
Do you live in a gated community or maybe an apartment complex with an elevator? Can the moving truck without issue gain access to your home? Take a few minutes prior to moving day to work through the details of where the moving truck will park and what the way to and from the moving truck looks like. If you have to get a parking or elevator pass from your building manager, be sure and handle it well ahead of time.
3) Finish Packing Ahead of Moving Day
When you completing your own packing, ensure that it will be finished in advance of moving day. This means that all the boxes are taped shut and correctly labeled. To make things go even more rapidly, efficiently place your packed boxes in a central area in your house, for instance the garage or the family room so that the moving company workers can simply load them onto the moving truck. Pro tip: Never use masking tape on your boxes. Use packing tape instead.
4) Never Put Heavy Items in Large Boxes
There are guidelines for what belongings to put in which size boxes for a reason. Adhere to these tips. Belongings which weigh a lot, such as books, need to be put in in small boxes. Things that are fairly light, like pillows and sheets, can go in large boxes.
5) Plan to be Available on Moving Day
You or someone that you trust needs to be present for the whole moving day if your movers have any questions regarding which items they should and shouldn’t move. Plus, a trustworthy adult should be there to sign all the mover’s paperwork.
6) Let the Movers Work
You could think that you are helping when you lend a hand to move the hot tub, however it is typically a better idea to not. You can direct the movers to the correct rooms and answer questions, but beyond that, let the professional movers do the heavy lifting and the move will zip along as smoothly as possible.
If a move is coming up, A-1 Freeman Moving Group would love to help. Call us now to get going on your free in-home estimate or video survey.
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