Preparation can make moving either a huge challenge, or a fun experience. That also applies if you’re using a professional moving company to move your belongings. There are also some things you can do to make the whole process a better experience.
Moving companies can be expensive, preparation will insure that your move doesn’t take longer than expected and won’t go over budget. Here are some basic things to know about movers that you should become familiar with. Professional movers won’t move just anything and often have lists of items they will not transport for safety reasons. Chemicals, paints and liquids are examples of things movers usually won’t move. They may not want to be liable for irreplaceable items like important papers, photographs and such. Make separate plans for all those things.
Who will be responsible for packaging? If you will be packing, make sure and use plenty of insolation to keep your items safe. Try to have all the boxes staged according to weight and size, this will save time with the mover and make the process run smoother.
Having Insurance for your belongings is a good idea. You can use the mover’s insurance or get your own. The point is to have insurance because accidents do happen, and you would hate to lose valuable items and have no way to replace them.
Professional moving can be a tough job both physically and mentally. During the summer months especially, movers are very busy and often rushed. They often go without taking breaks or even lunches. Make sure you have refreshments on hand especially if it’s in the hot weather. Have plenty of water and sports drinks around along with some energy bars and other sacks. Movers are people, and they appreciate a considerate client.
It is appropriate to tip your movers. Have some cash on hand to show that you appreciate their hard work, especially if they do a quick, thorough job of taking care of your belongings.