Be Prepared for Your Moving Crew

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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.

5 Tips for Saving Time When Moving

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Moving into a new home takes quite a bit of time and effort and most people prefer to get it done as quickly as possible. There’s nothing worse than a move that drags on and on, causing stress and keeping you from important activities such as work and spending time with loved ones.

Be Prepared

Make sure you have all of the moving and packing supplies you think you will need for your move before you start packing. This includes boxes, packing tape, garbage bags, labels and packing wrap to name a few. By having these items around before you start your move, you avoid having to stop to make a run to the store for more supplies. It’s easy to get in the zone as you start packing, and any small disruption can interrupt your flow and waste time.

Clean Your House

This is another preparation you can make before you start packing that will absolutely save you time. There’s no way to avoid an eventual mess when moving day arrives, but you can make it less overwhelming by giving your home a good cleaning before you start packing up. When things are messy and disorganized, it slows the moving process down. By taking the time to clean up your home before your move begins, you’ll have a much easier time packing up and moving.

Pack One Room

at a Time Things can get a little chaotic as moving day approaches. It’s easy to get somewhat scatter-brained and to lose focus when it feels like there is so much that still needs to get done. It’s best to try and focus on just one room at a time. When you are moving from room to room trying to do a little bit here and there, you can get distracted and actually slow the process down. Keep yourself on track by packing up one entire room before moving to the next.

Organization is Key

In the hustle and bustle of a move, it can be easy to lose track of or misplace certain items. When you have to spend time tracking these things down, you lose time. Avoid this by taking the time to properly organize and label boxes. It never hurts to have a floor plan ready for your new home to keep you and your moving crew organized. This way, it’s easy for everyone to keep track of where furniture and boxes go, as they are unloaded into your new home.

Professional Movers

Perhaps the biggest timesaving investment you can make for your next move is tohire a professional moving company. A moving crew has the experience and knowledge to quickly and safely transport your belongings from one home to the next. They are familiar with the process, including extra safety precautions that help prevent damaged furniture or spilled boxes. You can rely on your moving company to do the heavy lifting for you while you spend your time managing the small details of your move.

To find out how GetYourMoveOn can help you save time with your next move, call us today at 480-695-6621 and ask about our free estimates.