Moving day can be a big undertaking, whether moving from a one-room apartment or a four-bedroom house. Professional movers can give a helping hand and make light work of your move. With a bit of preparation and a few thoughtful actions on moving day, you can help your residential movers make the day run efficiently, successfully, and smoothly.
For the most part, your movers will have a clear idea of the job when they enter your home. They’ll know the big pieces of furniture that must go onto the truck and roughly how many boxes to expect. Avoid giving your movers any surprises that could delay or complicate the move. For example, buying new, large furniture that needs to go to your new house at the last minute could be an unwelcome surprise for movers.
Let Professionals Work
Professional movers are dedicated to their craft and have years of experience moving people from their houses, apartments, and offices. As much as you want to offer suggestions, tips, or pointers for the move, it’s best to let the movers work. These professionals will know the best way to pack the truck, move furniture around tight corners, and secure large pieces to protect them.
Remember that while the movers are helping you with a much-needed service, they are still guests in your home. Therefore, it’s always appreciated when you act hospitably towards a hard-working moving team.
Keep a Clear Path
Your movers will have their hands full, literally. Keep a clear path out of your home and into your new home. Clean ahead of time to keep clutter off the floor and have doors open. Keep small children and pets out of the way on moving days so they don’t accidentally get in the way.
Provide Easy Access
You’ll want to give your movers easy access to your new home to make your move as smooth as possible. But, of course, access can look different depending on your new move. Creating easy access points could be as simple as securing a freight elevator in your condo or reserving spaces in front of your home for a moving truck. Or, think about clearing your driveway of vehicles so a moving truck can have easy access to your garage.
Keep Valuables Separate
If you have valuables or breakable items you feel more comfortable moving, be sure to set these aside before the move. It’s a good idea to put valuables in a separate car to drive them to your new home. Separating the valuables ahead of time can save time on moving day that could be better spent moving large and bulky boxes and furniture.
Relocate With Confidence
Moving doesn’t have to be stressful when you and your movers work together to create a successful and efficient move. For help moving to your new home, contact our team for a quote today. We are happy to work together to create a stress-free moving experience.