Moving day is coming up and you’ve made the smart decision to hire a professional and experienced moving company. Good call! Not only will this save you from possible injury and physical exertion, but you’ll also have the peace of mind that your possessions will arrive safely at your new home. While there are many benefits to hiring a moving company, you still want to be sure you are using their services effectively. Most intrastate moving companies charge by the hour, which means your preparation will have a direct impact on the overall cost. Here are a few tips on how to be prepared for your moving crew on moving day:
1. Do Your Own Packing
Loading all of your possessions into boxes is never fun and is typically the most time consuming part of moving. It’s tempting to save packing for your moving crew, however, this will only add to the overall cost and definitely prolong the time it takes to get moved into your new home. Plan ahead and give yourself enough time to do your own packing. You’ll then be able to effectively use your moving crew for what they are best at while saving yourself quite a bit of money.
2. Clearly Label Boxes
Before your moving crew arrives, be sure all of your boxes are clearly labeled to let the movers know where they go once they arrive at your new home. This will make your move more organized and allow you to use your moving crew in the most efficient way. Knowing where boxes will end up at your new home also helps movers as they pack the moving truck so they can unload it quickly.
3. Keep Smaller Items Together
A professional moving company like Get Your Move On will be very knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to skilfully loading a moving truck safely and smoothly. Still, it always helps when you can have your items ready to go. This includes having the larger furniture ready and keeping all smaller items together in one place. Having small items scattered throughout your home will slow down the overall move time and can make loading and unloading a moving truck more difficult.
4. Clear Clutter and Obstacles
If you have an estimated arrival time for your moving crew, it’s a good idea to spend a few minutes before they get there clearing any clutter or other obstacles that might slow them down. This might include toys that your kids have been playing with or left over packing supplies. You want your movers to work as quickly as possible. If they’re having to slow down to avoid clutter, it takes longer to load the truck and longer to get you to your new home.
5. Plan for Kids and Pets
Things tend to get a little fast-paced on moving day. When your moving crew shows up, they are going to want to get right to work and avoid distractions. It’s best to have somewhere else for your kids and pets to be during this time. This ensures their safety and allows your movers to be more efficient. For more ideas on how to be ready for your moving crew on moving day or to get a free quote for your next move, call Get Your Move On today at 480-695-6621.