If you are reading this article, chances are you have already hired a moving company for whatever work you have. Finding a good moving company isn’t a piece of cake and you have done it. So, Good job on that.
Now comes the part where you have to prepare for the professional long distance movers. We are here to share with you some tips that will help you to make the move as smooth as possible.
5 Tips for preparing for Professional Movers
Follow these tips below for professional movers experience.
1. Know the things that cannot be moved
You need to remember that just because they are professional movers doesn’t mean they will move anything. A lot of moving companies have a list of items that they will not move for safety reasons like liquids, paint, and household chemicals.
They also might have things they won’t move for liability reasons like cash, medicine, pets, food, photographs, etc. So, make sure to contact your moving company and ask them if there are certain things they cannot move, and if there are any such things, they will not move then make some space to transport them on your own car.
2. Get an Insurance
Before the D-day comes, we definitely recommend you getting an Insurance. Look for them on the internet and find yourself a proper valuation plan and buy additional insurance, especially if you are planning on moving things that are expensive and have a high emotional value. Just make sure you go through all the options and understand different types of liability protection offered by the moving company.
3. Clean up
We recommend you start cleaning at least one week before the moving day. You need to commit yourself and tackle one room every day. Example: – Start with the bedroom. Clean your drawers and closet and find out things that you haven’t worn in a few years. We all keep things that we feel like are essential but we never end up using them.
We assure you that if you look, you will find things like that too and donating them to people will really help. Doing this will not only lighten your load for the movers but also save your money on packing materials and labor cost.
4. Label the Boxes
If you are planning on doing the boxing yourself instead of letting the movers do it then make sure to label them wisely. We recommend you name each and every moving box with the name of the room it belongs to. Also, there will be boxes that contain fragile items so make sure to label “FRAGILE” on all sides of those boxes. Put together the items that you will require right after you reach the destination in a box and label it “LOAD LAST” so you can reach them easily right after arriving at the destination.
5. Have some drinks and snacks
Professional movers have an extremely busy tight schedule, especially during summer when most people tend to switch residence. They often do not have much time to get lunch or make a trip to conventional stores for drinks. We recommend you get some snacks for them like energy bars and a lot of water bottles to offer to the thirsty workers. Do offer the workers at least a bottle of drink as they will require extra hydration.
There you go, these are the 5 tips to keep you prepared for professional movers. We hope you liked this article and if you have made a move before then feel free to share your experience with us on the comments below. Good luck!