Something many clients overlook is preparing for packers and movers. This simple act can cut help you and team have an easier task. Here are a few things you can do to make it easier on everyone.
Put Breakable Items Aside
This is the main thing that leads to a bad move if you ignore it. Because of this it is the first thing you should do. It is not unusual to forget a valuable and fragile item during a move. If you sort these out earlier then you have nothing to worry about.
Careful Packing Works Wonders
It is easy and human nature to throw everything in boxes. The same goes for doing this in a hurry because you want to get to your new home. Both of these can damage durable items as well. If the item has little to no value it is fine. If it is something with fond memories pack it with care. Bubble wrap and packing peanuts are just a few ways to keep them safe.
Create Clear “Travel Paths”
Most people do this without even thinking about it. Create sections where everyone can walk through with ease. Your packers and movers can stay safe in these areas. It also helps them stay out of your way when you are packing. Having many paths makes your next move easy for everyone.
Move Family Members Out of the Way
While they deserve good treatment it’s best to give them a break. Pets, Children, and some other members should spend a day away during the move. It keeps them safe and improves mover efficiency.
Arrange Parking for Your Movers
It is easy to get an estimate and set a date. Things become complicated when the street fills up and there is no place to park. If you can then you should find a parking section for the movers. It can also help you avoid tickets for your team and fines for you if the police wander by.
Keep in Touch
It is okay to do something else while your team works. Despite that they should always have your cell phone. This is because any number of unexpected events can come up. As long as they can talk with you they will be ready for anything.
Check for “Difficult” Areas for Packers and Movers
Most homes have a few of these. An uneven or wobbly step is one. Another would be a section of the home where you can hit your head. Telling your moving group about these early on helps keep them safe. It also makes sure that they won’t delay the trip due to a nasty fall.
Give Precise Instructions
More detail for your packers and movers is always a good thing. Most teams can talk about a few times where lack of information slowed the move to a crawl. Most people do not do this on purpose but it happens. If your new apartment has gate codes or security restrictions they need to know that.
We want to work with you for a great moving day experience. Perhaps more than any other single article this one will save you time and stress.