Hold on just a second. Help your movers? Isn’t that why you hired a moving company in the first place? So they can help you move? Why should you help them?
First, the real reason anyone hires professional movers isn’t so much to reduce their workload, but to do everything they can to make sure the move is successful. You’ve tried the ‘ask-your-friends-and-pay-them-in-beer-and-pizza’ route before and, even if you managed to get your move done, you know it’s not a simple, stress-free solution to your move.
In a way, stress is what it’s all about. Or at least avoiding as much of it as possible. Moving is a stressful task and movers help you reduce that stress. So when you help them as much as you can, you lower your own stress. So try some of the following tips to help your movers help you move.
1. Pack Your Smaller Items
Whether it’s your dishes, or the children’s toys, try to pack as much as you can so the movers can move more stuff with the same amount of effort. In other words, a person can only carry so many loose items, but they can carry so much more, with the same effort, if lots of those items are packed in a box.
2. Label Boxes
You’ll save yourself lots of time and aggravation by simply writing on every box the room in your new home where the box should be placed. It’ll help your movers move faster, you won’t have to move as many boxes around after the move and it reduces the chances of misplaced boxes.
3. Reserve Elevators
You wouldn’t believe how many moves to and from apartments that we’ve made using the stairs or waiting for elevators to arrive, only to tell the occupants that we’ll wait for the next one. When moving to or from a high-rise building, be sure the elevator is reserved and that there is nearby parking space for the moving truck.
4. Show Movers Where the Washroom Is
On the day of the move, it puts movers’ minds at ease when you show them a washroom they can use in both the old home and the new one.
5. Don’t Blast the Heat or Cold
You want to make movers feel as comfortable as possible, so on really cold days in winter and really hot days in summer, you turn up the heat or AC for them. But movers dress for the outside temperatures, including layers in winter and t-shirts in summer. That means that extra hot or cold houses can be uncomfortable.
If you want to make your next move as successful as possible, call us here at Bradford Moving and Storage, we’ll be happy to give you a free estimate.