If you’re moving and hiring a professional moving company to help, there are a few things you can do and things you shouldn’t do to help speed up the process. Smooth movement results from everyone working together, and that means you need to know when to lend a hand and when to get out of the way.
The following are things your moving company would like you to know.
1) Nobody likes surprises on moving day
This tip should be addressed when you’re estimating change, and it’s very important, so it’s worth mentioning. If you have bulky items, such as a piano, refrigerator, or hot tub, that need to be moved, make sure and report this to your moving company. Some items require preparations, equipment, or more professionals to move, so it’s never a good idea to “surprise” with unexpected items.
2) Prepare for the arrival of the professionals
Do you live in a gated community or a condominium with an elevator? Can the moving truck easily access your home? Take a moment before moving day to think through the details of where the moving truck will park and what the truck’s route to and from will be. If you need to obtain a parking or elevator permit from the building manager, be sure to do so well in advance.
3) Finish packing before moving day
If you choose to do your own packaging, make sure it is ready before moving day. This means that all boxes are taped together with packing tape and properly labelled. To make things even faster, neatly stack all your packed boxes in a central location in your home, such as the garage or family room so company staff can easily load them into the truck. Pro tip: Never use masking tape on your boxes. Instead, use packing tape.
4) Don’t put heavy items in big boxes
There are guidelines on what to put in which size boxes for a reason. Heavy items such as books need to be placed in small boxes. Relatively light items such as pillows and blankets can be placed in larger boxes.
5) Plan to be there on moving day
You or someone you know and trust needs to be available throughout the day of the move, in case your porters have questions about what they should and shouldn’t move. Also, a responsible adult must be present to sign all moving paperwork.
6) Let the chargers work
You might think you’re helping when you help move the fridge, but it’s usually best to stay out of the way. You can direct transporters to the correct rooms and answer questions, but beyond that, let professional transporters do the heavy lifting to make things run as smoothly as possible.
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