Moving is not easy. The good thing about hiring professional movers, however, is that you don't need to worry about lifting your heavy items. You can focus on items you need to move and instruct your moving team on what to do. You can save a lot of time and energy if you have planned, where to place your belongings once you arrive at your destination.
Here are some ways that you can create a positive partnership with your Ace movers on moving day.
Plan The Day’s Schedule
Moving day will be hectic, confusing, and possibly frustrating. However, staying organized and having a plan or guide to follow can help things to go much more smoothly. Know when the movers will show up and make sure that all of your packed boxes are close to the door will help things go more quickly.
Make sure to keep your kids and pets out of the way as well. Maybe even consider having someone watch the little ones and put the dog or cat in a cleared out room, with the exception of some of their toys and favorite items, during the move. Know all of these details ahead of time, and the move will go much smoother and faster.
Plan Your Destination Parking
When moving to a new place, make sure to check with the appropriate person beforehand about where the mover should park. If you’re moving to an apartment building in a city, then your new residence most likely has a designated parking and loading spot for the moving truck.
If the new neighborhood has an HOA or a shared driveway, there will probably be certain rules about when and where moving companies can park their trucks and unload. Are you moving to a metropolitan area? You’ll have to check the city’s parking regulations as well.
Allow Your Movers to Do Their Work
How can you help your movers the most? Just let them do their job! You may think you know just the way to get everything done perfectly, but you hired full-service movers for a reason. They are trained professionals who’ve moved many couches, boxes, and fragile items, so step aside! You’ll feel less stressed, and they won’t feel micromanaged.
Finish Packing Before Your Movers Arrive
If you decided to pack yourself, then be sure to have everything read by moving day. If you chose not to pay for the additional cost of packing services, make sure you finish packing before the packing team arrives. Their job is infinitely easier if the house is completely ready to be put on the truck when they pull in. If they need to wait for you to finish packing it’s a waste of their time, which you are paying for.
Keep Your Carry Cash, Jewelry, and Medication Closeby
Certain items are nothing but a headache for your moving professionals. They do not need to be burdened with valuables like cash or jewelry and prefer to steer clear of the possibility of being accused of such items are misplaced. Moving day can get pretty hectic- hold onto your valuables and let the moving crew take care of the rest.
Isolate Other Items You Don’t Want the Movers to Touch
In preparing for your move, you’ll find a whole host of items you’ll want to keep on hand: phone, charger, maps, stuff to mail, bathroom junk, cigarette lighter…you get the idea. You might want to designate a place for all the stuff you don’t want to be packed or moved.
A kitchen counter is usually a good choice – push all that stuff into a marked box, or in a pile against the wall where there will also likely be an outlet to keep your gadgets charged.
Label All Boxes
Labeling each box clearly will help your movers unload more efficiently and save you the hassle of playing traffic director. This is even more important if you are paying them an hourly wage.
Label All Fragile Items
If your movers were psychic, they probably wouldn’t be your movers, so if something is fragile or requires gentle handling for any other reason, tell them! They need to know clearly and ahead of time to write it, mark it or say it, and do it sooner rather than later.
Clear a Path for Your Movers
Assist your movers by making sure you know where they can park their truck, how they can best access your apartment, and if there are any time limitations on parking or moving hours. Your movers operate on the assumption that this information has been researched, and would be very upset to realize your poor preparation has gotten them stuck with a parking ticket.
Keep Large Boxes Lightweight
It makes sense to put all those books in one box, right? Wrong. Even experienced, healthy moving professionals may discover that a heavy box of books is difficult to carry, and it might also bottom out while they carry it. If you need some extra boxes to make up the difference, check out our guide for finding free moving boxes around town.
Empty All Dresser Drawers
Not only does it make the item heavier for your movers, but it can also pose a danger with sliding drawers and shifting content. As a result, most movers won’t handle furniture or filing cabinets that still have things in them.
Some packing experts recommend leaving everything in the drawers as a way to simplify packing- that only works if you manage to safely secure the contents of the drawers by tightly wrapping them in plastic.
Stay Available to Your Movers
They need you to stay out of the way, but they can’t be left to do it all on their own. Keep close enough so they can find you if they need you. Moving etiquette says you should stay around the house and let your movers know where to find you if you need to pop out for a short while.
Local Moving Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota
If you are getting ready to move into or out of the Minneapolis or St. Paul, Minnesota area, contact Ace Moving & Warehousing today. We provide a wide range of moving services including interstate and local moving, military moves, crating and storage. We are also an apartment moving company here in the area.
To reserve your moving date or climate controlled storage unit, call us at 763-755-2045. You can also send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.