If you're moving to a new home, you may be considering hiring professional movers to reloate all your items. To show them gratitude for doing the hard work, there are some things you can do to make it easier for them. Check out these five tips that will help your movers.
Provide Necessary Information
To help the movers prepare, you should let them know whether they will need to pack your belongings for you or if everything will already be packed. This allows them to determine if they need to schedule additional time for the move. You'll also want to provide them with the address of your new home and when you need the items delivered. This doesn't just include the date. It also includes the time. If you live in an apartment or a homeowner's association, you may not be able to move items on certain days or during certain times. Lastly, ensure they have your phone number, so they can reach you if they have any questions or problems.
Don't Pack Prohibited Items
Not everything can be packed and shipped in a moving truck. There are some items that are illegal for professional movers to relocate, and there are some items that specific companies refuse to move. Hazardous items, such as gasoline, fertilizer, car batteries and liquid bleach are usually illegal to move, and because they are hazardous, you should probably just toss them instead of trying to move them yourself. Other items aren't dangerous, but your movers won't move them. This includes household plants, and perishable foods. These aren't dangerous, so you could safely move them on your own, but if you don't think they will survive the move, just toss them.
If you decide to pack everything yourself, you'll need to organize everything properly. If a box contains items from your kitchen, mark it with "kitchen," so the movers will know where to place that box in your new home. Make sure the boxes completely close and are sealed properly. If there are items you don't want the movers to take because you want to move them yourself, such as valuables, set those aside and mark with "do not take," or something similar, so the movers know not to touch those items.
Keep the Area Clean
During a move, things can become messy, especially if there is stuff you aren't going to take. Items you're going to toss or donate may get in the way, which can make it difficult for the movers to navigate through your house as they carry heavy boxes and furniture. Keep the area clear of loose items, and ensure there is a clear pathway from the items to the door. If you have pets or children, you may want to send them to stay with a friend or neighbor, so they don't get in the way.
Moving heavy items can take a lot out of people. While it isn't required for you to provide water and snacks for your movers, it is polite. It will also help them to stay hydrated and fueled, so they have the energy to move your items. You may even want to provide a lunch for the movers, but at the very least, ensure there is bottled water available for them, especially if the weather is hot.
Hiring a professional moving service makes relocating to your new home a lot easier. However, there are ways you can assist your movers, so it's a little easier for them. Just because you're paying for their services, doesn't mean you should do everything you can to help. For more information about moving, contact a mover in your area today.Share
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