If you’ve never had professional movers help move your belongings before, there are a few things you should know, and steps you can take to make it a smooth experience. Here are four tips to prepare you for your first professional move!
Know The Rules
To avoid unpleasant surprises, speak with your moving company before the big day to make sure they will transport everything you have. Some companies will not carry animals, chemicals, or heavy, fragile items like pianos.
Insure Your Belongings
If you have valuable items, such as antiques, get them insured before a big move. You can often purchase insurance from your movers. If they do not offer insurance, find it somewhere else. You do not want unforeseen circumstances to destroy valuable furnishings.
Plan Your Packing
This will make things easier for everyone. Avoid stacking packed boxes on top of furniture, because furniture is usually the first thing to get put in the moving truck. Also, avoid blocking doorways and halls with packed boxes. It also helps to sort your boxes by weight.
Have Water On Hand
While this step is not strictly necessary, it is always a pleasant surprise for the movers when you have cold water on hand for them to drink. Some clients also offer snacks or energy bars. While professional movers will not request such items, they are always appreciated.
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