When moving a long distance, the smoother the experience, the better, especially when you work with a moving company. Following some simple etiquette can go along way and we at Prodigy Moving & Storage would like to share some of the most helpful etiquette to help your move be more of a success.
How Do I Prepare & Get Through Moving Day?
Allow the professionals to work – You hired professionals to help, let them do their jobs as they were formally trained to do. They possess the experience to conduct the move using the right application of methods and techniques to move your home’s contents safely. You only add stress and keep your movers on edge when you micromanage.
Make sure the packing is complete prior to moving day – Unless you have invested in the service or a full package and the experts pack for you, be sure to have the packing done before the day scheduled for moving your stuff out.
Hold onto prescriptions, jewelry, cash, and personal documents – Often included on non-allowable list, most professionals will not be responsible for valuables or important documents. Not only is it safer, but it is in your better interest to keep your important documents and valuables with you during your move.
Label each box with the intended room and brief content description – Have each box labeled with which room it belongs to in addition to a brief notation of the contents to help your movers unload more efficiently and avoid the hassle of playing traffic director. This tip alone can accelerate the process and make the move a lot smoother.
Clearly mark the fragile boxes – If the items are especially fragile, help make sure the movers know by clearly labeling the box. They are not going to differentiate which boxes are fragile from the ones that are not unless it is written plainly.
Accessibility – In the event there are any time limitations on parking or moving hours and where they can park, make sure the information is given to the movers as well as the best access your apartment. Additionally, make sure no matter your living accommodation, that there is a clear path to travel back and forth from the truck.
Pack lighter stuff in large boxes – Boxes that are heavy can break through the bottom, and larger boxes filled with heavy items will make moving difficult. Disperse heavier items in the smaller boxes and the lighter things filling in the larger boxes.
Lighten the furniture – An increased risk for damage or hazards involves heavy and bulky furniture. If you do not break down and properly label hardware and protect furniture, be sure to at the very least, remove the drawers and contents to lighten the load.
Stay available to movers – Should your moving crew need your direction, be sure to not disappear while the movers are there, stay close by so they can find you quickly if questions arise.