There is no denying that every individual or family goes through the moving process at some point in their lives.
However, the move could be either a short distance or a long-distance depending on the nature of your move. For instance, you might get a job outside the city and planning to relocate, or you need to move into a different apartment in the same building.
Whatever the case is, moving is both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. That is where hiring a professional moving service comes in handy.
By hiring professional moving services, you might think all you need to do is pack your belongings, and you are good to move.
However, the truth may be the opposite. The moving day is not only stressful for you but also for the movers you hired. These movers wished their clients had completed specific tasks beforehand to make their moving job easy and smooth.
So, read on below to learn some tips that your professional movers want you to know to minimize the stress for everyone involved in the moving process:
- COMPLETE YOUR PACKING
Picture this; your movers are on time at your doorstep to take your belongings and move them to your new location. Only to find your head stuck in between unpacked boxes. No wonder this will get them angry and frustrated to no end. Even if you are asking them for help at the eleventh hour, chances are they will charge you more since you are taking their extra time and work. Therefore, ensure you’re not making your movers wait and thoroughly pack your items before the movers show up.
Don’t know how to and where to start your packing? No worries, whether you are planning to move cross-town or cross-country, learning essential moving tips can make your moving trip hassle-free. In addition, knowing these tips can make your move more economical, efficient and reduce any chances of damage to your belongings.
- LABEL THE BOXES
Your hired movers won’t just unload your boxes at the doorstep at your new location. Instead, they are more likely to help you in putting each carton in their dedicated rooms. However, how can your movers put the correct box in the right location if they are not aware of what’s inside the box? That is why make sure to label your boxes carefully. You can choose to use a marker, a sticky note, or simple paper for labeling. Also, ensure to write in sizeable readable handwriting and label all four sides of your boxes so your movers understand what’s in each packed box. Moreover, labeling your boxes can help your movers know which boxes contain fragile items to be careful in the moving procedure.
- BE PRESENT
While it is true, most movers want you to stay away while they do their job, that doesn’t mean you go missing on them. Therefore, make sure to be present at your home so your movers can reach out to your whenever required. Although staying and watching your movers working on their own might get boring, but it will save you from many troubles in the long run. Chances are your movers might want to make slight adjustments or ask you a few permissions; that is why you can’t disappear on them on a moving day. However, if you need to run some last-minute errands, it is wise to inform the movers about your plans. You can even share your phone numbers if any emergency arises or if they wish to contact you for any matter.
- KEEP THE KIDS AND PETS AWAY
Moving experts already try hard to keep your belongings as well as the furniture safe from damage. However, the last thing they want to worry about is to take care of and protect the small kids and pets. Movers might get tripped, drop heavy items while moving, or hurt the pet underfoot if you leave them roaming in your house on moving day. Not to forget how the moving process can get delayed due to these. So, instead of adding more trouble, it is your responsibility to keep the small children and your favorite pets in a separate and safe area. If your kids are old enough, you can take them to a friend’s or a relative house.
- MAKE SURE THE PAYMENT IS READY
You don’t want to end up with a quarrel or fight after a long and hectic day of moving. To ensure everything goes without a hitch, keep the payment amount ready for the movers. Mainly movers accept credit card payments; therefore, you need to fill out the necessary card details for the booking purpose. However, you may not have to make the payment until the moving process gets completed. Suppose any problem arises on the scheduled moving day. In that case, movers might hold on to your belongings until the issue gets resolved. However, for a local move, movers usually go for cash payments. Therefore, it is best to keep some additional cash with you if the moving cost surpasses the predicted amount.
- APPRECIATE WITH A TIP
Know that movers don’t expect you to tip them, but this isn’t an essential rule to follow. However, you can award the movers with a tip if you feel satisfied with their services. Consider it as an act of kindness. The tipping amount may vary depending on the number of hours the movers worked or how many stairways they maneuvered. If you are on a tight budget but still want to give a tip, one best practice is to provide the movers with water bottles and snack items. In this way, the movers will remain hydrated, full of energy, and work more competently.
The day of moving, undoubtedly, is stressful and nerve-wracking. And that’s why professional movers expect you to complete essential tasks beforehand. Although these movers will shift your possessions to a new place, there is a lot more that you need to do at your end before their arrival. At times, the tips by moving experts might not coincide with your pre-move preparations; however, you need to follow them to make a smooth transition. A new life awaits ahead, and therefore, you should do everything in your capacity to make it a thrilling experience.
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