Professional moving companies take their work seriously because not only is our reputation at stake, so are your treasured belongings. Movers want you to know that to ensure that everything goes smoothly, we can plan all the details in advance, and we appreciate your help in doing that. This way, your belongings are safe, and your move is as efficient and stress-free as possible. So, for your own peace of mind, here are a few important things that movers want you to know.
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What They Are Good at and Why
There are several reasons why people use moving companies and it’s not only for their big trucks. While you can hire a truck, you will need a licence to drive a large vehicle. You can also pack the truck yourself, but it’s tricky to ensure things don’t move around in transit. More than that, having the extra hands on deck speeds up the process.
Packing Your Belongings
Packing boxes is labour intensive and stressful. There is a lot to remember, and there are a lot of methods you need to use to ensure the safety of your items. A smooth process will be greatly aided by creating an inventory, using custom-sized and reinforced boxes, properly wrapping fragile items, and careful labelling of boxes. Doing all of this on your own takes time, which you may not have. Movers want you to know that they are brilliant packers and loaders, and helping you is all in a day’s work for us.
What Not to Pack
There are a lot of items that you cannot pack, primarily to ensure your safety and that of our staff. Some things just shouldn’t be packed for the sake of mess and convenience.
- Anything flammable, from paint to fireworks; rather dispose of these items safely.
- Perishables such as food will either mess or no longer be fresh after a long trip in the moving truck.
- Some guns may be allowed if they are not loaded, but it’s best to double-check with your moving company.
- Anything poisonous such as pesticides, insecticides, or weedkiller.
- Valuables need to be kept with you rather than packed.
Be There on Moving Day
On the day of your move, it’s best to stay out of the way and keep your pets and children out of the way, but you still need to ensure that you are present and available. Professional movers will handle 90% of the process, but they may still need advice and help here and there. You need to tell them where to park, which elevator to use, and where you want your belongings.
Use Good Quality Packing Materials
As tempting as it is to go dumpster diving for used moving boxes, it is risky and not worth it. Second-hand boxes may have been damaged, destroying their integrity, and putting your belongings at risk. Look for boxes which are reinforced and available in various sizes. Good packing materials will keep your belongings safe and mitigate the risk of damage. Your best bet is to get boxes from your moving company.
It’s essential to ask your moving company for advice or additional information if there’s anything you aren’t sure about. If you’re ready to get going and plan your move, get in touch with us today for advice and to book your move.