So you’ve decided to move somewhere new. That’s awesome! Moving, no matter how far away (or how close), is a big decision and an exciting venture. It can also be a stressful time as items on your to-do list multiply and you worry about packing everything in time.
Fortunately, hiring the right moving service can go a long way toward reducing your stress. A good team of movers can take a lot of worries from your mind but it’s also important that you think ahead to the moving day itself. Check out our list of four things you should keep in mind for when the big day comes!
1. DON’T GO OUT FOR THE DAY ON MOVING DAY
We get it: hanging around while a bunch of strangers painstakingly load all your belongings probably isn’t your idea of fun. There’s so much more that you could be doing with your time. But your movers will have less of a headache if you make yourself available throughout moving day. It’s important that you’re there to answer any questions or concerns, as well as do any last minute packing or directing that might be necessary. Ultimately, everything will go faster and more smoothly if you stick around.
2. TAKE THE TIME TO REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM YOUR FURNITURE
Before moving day arrives, make sure that you’ve taken out all clothes, toys, and knick-knacks from your shelves, dressers, wardrobes, etc. It’s important that there be no surprises in your furniture, especially heavy items, because these can cause the furnitures’ moving parts to slide out. This can cause serious harm to you, your family, or the movers themselves…and you don’t want to be responsible for that. Learn more information at Premiere Van Lines Edmonton, which has more online resources available.
3. THINK OF YOUR MOVERS AS YOU PACK
Often when packing, there’s a temptation to throw as many things as possible into each box so that you’ll be done that much faster. But it’s not a good idea. The larger the box, the greater the temptation to load it up fully – but you should resist that temptation. Your movers are people just like you and if you can’t lift a given box (and you’re reasonably healthy and capable) don’t expect your movers to be able to. It might take a little more time on your part to pack, but it’s worth it.
4. MAKE SURE TO INDICATE WHICH ITEMS/BOXES ARE FRAGILE
This tip is pretty obvious, but everyone needs a reminder at one time or another. If you pack anything fragile (as you almost certainly will) please make sure to label the box or item so that your movers know they should handle it with care. A good moving service will provide insurance but no one wants the hassle of dealing with that. And if your fragile items are heirlooms (a grandmother’s china tea set, for instance) no amount of insurance money will replace them. So just slap a ‘fragile’ label on those items and you will be fine!