Ways To Help the Moving Company Ensure Your Moving Day Proceeds Smoothly
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
1. Be There or Have a Representative
You or your representative should be available the whole day to answer the movers' questions or perform specific tasks to facilitate the move, like signing paperwork. You can ask a trustworthy and reliable friend, family member, or neighbor to represent you if you can't be onsite. It is best to move out of the movers' way, as they have the professional skills needed for the move. Just ensure they can reach you when they need clarifications or answers.
2. Clear the Path
Walk the route the movers can take from all exits to the moving van before they arrive. For example, you can walk from your garage door, front door, or backyard gate to the moving vehicle. Remove any obstructions and tripping hazards on these routes outside and inside your property. Clear any toys, wires, or furniture on these paths. Blow away or sweep leaves, debris, or broken branches along the routes. Eliminating these hazards and obstacles ensures movers can move freely, even when they can't see the path ahead of them as they carry large items or walk backward. Also, ensure there is adequate, convenient parking for the moving truck.
3. Give the Movers a Tour
Give the professional movers a tour of your property when they arrive. Point out items that need extra care and those that can be challenging to move. Point out if you have a no-pack zone. You can move the items you intend to relocate yourself to a room or area you can close off. If you move them to a room, tape a "Do Not Pack" sign on the closed door.
Show the movers the restrooms they can use. You may also show them where they can get refreshments and water. Inform them of all the exits to increase their options when moving your items to the moving van. You may also show them any hazards they can encounter. You should also have another walk through after they've loaded the moving truck to ensure they packed everything.
4. Keep Pets and Kids Occupied and Out of the Way
Ensure your kids are out of the movers' way as they pack and move your items. You can ask a relative, friend, or neighbor to watch them. If they'll be with you, ensure they have something exciting to do, such as play with toys, coloring books, playing video games, using handheld devices, or watching movies. You should supervise the children, ensuring they remain safe.
If you own pets, plan how you'll keep them out of the way. They can escape your property when movers leave your doors and gates open. You should consider boarding your pets for moving day or leave them with a trusted friend, relative, or neighbor.
Understanding and playing your role during your moving day helps to ensure your move is accomplished without problems. Professional movers will understand your needs and use their expertise to ensure your moving day proceeds smoothly. If you need professional moving services for an upcoming move, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today.
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