Moving can be a stressful time for anyone. It is a challenging process that requires a lot of planning and organization to make it successful. Movers will be there to help you every step of the way, but it always helps if you have some basic knowledge about what to expect from your move before it begins. In this blog post, we will share ten things that movers wish their customers knew before they start packing up their belongings!
Moving will probably end up taking longer than you think: When it comes to moving, many people underestimate the amount of time needed for packing and loading. Everything needs to be carefully packed because you don’t want it to break or damage any items during the move. Every box will need a label so that your movers know where everything belongs in your new home! In general, moving will take time, and that can be longer than you expect. The key is to be patient and let movers do their job.
You can’t pack in a few weeks: Many people seriously underestimate the time it takes to pack. Remember, you are packing for a move and not for a vacation. You can’t pack everything in a short period. It will take weeks to prepare for the move! You need to be patient because it is easier to do things ahead of your moving day. This gives you more flexibility during the packing process and allows you enough time to get organized.
You are responsible for disposing of any unwanted or broken items: Your movers cannot dispose of anything that belongs in your home if they break or damage it while loading/unloading their truck at your new place. That means any trash cans, plants, decorations, etc., so make sure nothing is left behind before the actual move happens! If something breaks when being moved out, please inform your movers right away so they can resolve the issue immediately.
Packing in good boxes goes a long way in protecting your belongings: Packing is the most crucial part of your move. It will determine how well your items are protected, which determines how safe they are when being transported to the new place. Make sure you use good boxes that can handle a lot of weight and have enough space for everything, so it doesn’t get damaged during transport!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions: Sometimes, what seems like common sense isn’t always clear in certain situations, especially if this is your first time moving out or into an apartment/home on your own. If there is any question in your mind about something related to safety regarding loading or unloading anything from the truck, feel free to ask the movers before they begin working because there is no such thing as a dumb question!
You need to be more organized than you realize: One of the biggest concerns for movers is making sure that everything gets transferred over and placed in the correct rooms at your new place. You should always get organized before moving day so that nothing goes missing or ends up in the wrong spot once we unload it from our truck. If there is any confusion with where things go, please let us know right away because this can delay our entire process.
Labeling your boxes saves time: Labeling your boxes is very important because it helps movers know where to put everything once they are taken out of the truck. This saves a ton of time during unloading and also helps to take proper inventory. Make sure you label all of your boxes, so nothing gets lost during transport!
Keep children and pets away from movers: It is essential that you keep children, pets, and all other people who are not involved in the move away from movers during this process. If a child or pet is running around during the move, it can distract our workers, which slows them down considerably! This will delay your moving day, so please make sure everyone stays out of their way as they do what they need to do to get everything moved successfully.
Don’t wait until the last minute: Most movers have trucks with limited space available for loading, so we recommend getting things ready for transport at least a few days before if possible. It’s easier on the movers when items aren’t thrown together at the last second because then more time has to be spent re-organizing instead of quickly packing everything up. This also allows you to get everything ready on the new place side before our truck arrives so nothing is left behind!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help: Your movers will always try to accommodate any special requests or demands that come up before, during, or after loading/unloading stuff at the new place. If there are specific things you need to be done with regards to moving out, feel free to contact your movers. Just make sure that you do it before the move, so there is no confusion down the line.
The most important part of your move is packing. Make sure you use good boxes that can handle a lot of weight and have enough space for everything, so it doesn’t get damaged during transport! Don’t be afraid to ask questions; sometimes, what seems like common sense isn’t always clear in certain situations, especially if this is your first time moving out or into an apartment/home on your own. If there is any question in your mind about something related to safety regarding loading or unloading anything from the truck, feel free to ask the movers before they begin working because there is no such thing as a dumb question!