Moving is undeniably one of the most significant undertakings most people will navigate. However, having access to skilled professional movers can make your job easier. While you will leave the heavy lifting and transport of your belongings to the professionals, you can do a few things to ensure a smooth process.
Take a few simple tips to ensure your chosen movers have an easy day and your move goes as planned.
1. Make room for parking.
Depending on the size of your home and how much you have to move, the moving truck needed for the job can be a sizable vehicle. Some moving trucks are as much as 26 feet. For the movers to do their jobs as efficiently as possible, they will need space to park the moving truck close to the house or apartment.
To make sure there is ample room for parking such a large vehicle:
- Move your own cars out of the way
- Talk to your neighbors about possibly moving their vehicles for the day
- Remove any yard decor or outdoor furniture that could be in the way
2. Clear the way to your front door.
The front or largest door in your home will likely be the movers’ primary entry and exit point. Therefore, clear the area around the main entrance and exit doors before moving day. The movers will navigate in and out the door with their equipment and bulky furniture.
Move anything that could impede the process, such as:
- Planters or potted plants
- Freestanding statues or porch decorations
- Welcome mats that could pose a trip hazard
- Wreaths or other decor hanging on the door
- Porch furniture
3. Make sure everything is prepared and packed.
When you hire professional movers, the goal will be to have everything in boxes and ready to load onto the truck. If the movers have to wait on you to pack boxes, this cuts into the time needed to load the truck and transport your items. Therefore, it is best to get started well in advance so you know you have time to complete packing before moving day arrives.
4. Label your boxes according to room placement.
As you pack your boxes, be sure to label each carton. Marking the box according to the contents is essential for you when you start unpacking. However, the movers benefit from you labeling boxes according to what room they should be placed in during unloading. This helps the movers load the moving truck so the unloading is streamlined, and all your boxes will be in the appropriate rooms at the new place.
5. Plan to be present.
Sometimes movers may need the homeowner’s guidance when questions arise. Further, you can help the movers navigate your home and point out items that may need to stay.
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