Moving homes can be both exciting and stressful. One way to alleviate some of the stress is by preparing your home adequately before the movers arrive. Proper preparation not only ensures a smoother moving day but also helps protect your belongings and potentially saves you time and money. This blog post will provide a guide on how to prepare for movers.
1. De-Clutter and Sort Your Belongings
Before the movers arrive, go through each room and decide what to keep, donate, sell, or throw away. This process, often referred to as de-cluttering, allows you to move with only the items you need and love. It reduces the volume of items to be moved, saving you packing time and moving costs.
2. Pack Your Items Properly
While some people choose to have movers pack their belongings, many opt to do it themselves to save money. If you're packing yourself, ensure that all items are properly packed and labeled. Opt for high-quality packing materials such as durable boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper. Clearly label each box with its contents and the corresponding room. This will make unpacking easier and help the movers know where to place each box in your new home.
3. Prepare Large Appliances
If you're moving large appliances like refrigerators, washing machines, or dishwashers, ensure they're prepared and safe to move. This might involve defrosting the fridge, draining the washing machine, or securing any loose parts. Check the user manuals for specific instructions or consider hiring a professional service if necessary.
4. Protect Your Home
To prevent damage to your home during the move, consider protecting floors with plastic sheeting or cardboard, and door frames with foam padding. Remove any obstacles from hallways or staircases to create a clear path for the movers.
5. Set Aside Personal Items
Pack a separate box or bag with essentials you'll need immediately after the move like toiletries, a change of clothes, important documents, medications, and valuables. Since this box should stay with you, clearly mark it and inform the movers not to load it into the moving truck.
6. Inform the Movers
If there are items that require special handling or if there are rules your building management requires the movers to follow, communicate these details to the movers ahead of time. This will help them plan accordingly and ensure a smoother move.
7. Plan for Kids and Pets
Moving day can be chaotic, so arrange for someone to look after your kids or pets. This will keep them safe and reduce the stress on your moving day.
8. Be Available on Moving Day
Plan to be present when the movers arrive. They may have questions or need your guidance. Being available also allows you to oversee the process and ensure everything goes according to plan.
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21 August 2023
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