If you’re moving and have hired a professional moving company to assist you, there are some things you should do and some things you shouldn’t do to speed up the process. A smooth step is the result of everybody working together, which means you must know when to lend a hand and when to stay out of the way.
The following are some information that your moving company would like you to be aware of.
This tip should be addressed during your moving estimate, and it is extremely relevant, so it is worth noting. If you have large things that need to be moved, such as a piano, refrigerator, or hot tub, make sure to tell the moving company. It’s never a good idea to “surprise” your mover with unwanted things because they might need additional plans, supplies, or men to move.
Do you live in a gated community or an elevator-equipped apartment complex? Is it possible for the moving truck to gain easy access to your home? Take a moment before moving day to remember the specifics of where the moving van will be parked and the road to and from the vehicle. If you need a parking or elevator permit from your building manager, make sure you get it done ahead of time.
If you decide to do your own packing, make sure you finish it before moving day. That ensures all of the boxes are taped and labelled properly. To spped up the process, neatly stack all of your packed boxes in a central location in your home, such as the garage or family room, so that the moving company can quickly load them into the moving truck. Using masking tape on your boxes at all costs. Instead, use packing tape.
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For a reason, there are instructions for what to place in which size boxes. Heavy items, such as books, should be packed in small boxes. Pillows and blankets, which are relatively light, may be placed in larger boxes.
If your movers have any concerns about what they should and shouldn’t be moving, you or anyone you know and trust should be available for the entire moving day. In addition, a responsible adult must be present to sign all of the moving company’s paperwork.
When you lend a hand to move the fridge, you may think you’re helping, but it’s generally best to stay out of the way. You can guide the movers to the appropriate rooms and answer questions, but beyond that, leave the heavy lifting to the professionals to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
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