It’s hard to relax and not do anything during a move, but that’s the point of hiring movers. They make your job easier and less stressful. Although it may be tempting to micromanage to ensure the move runs smoothly and all of your belongings are carefully moved, this isn’t necessary when you hire reputable movers. Micromanaging can actually make the process slower and more stressful for you and the movers. There are, however, some things you can do to take part on moving day.
Move Precious Items in the Car
Most people micromanage to ensure fragile, valuable or small items are properly cared for when moved, but reliable movers follow specific guidelines and take precautions to prevent losing or damaging any items, especially small or fragile items. If you want added peace of mind, however, you can move these items yourself. Pack glassware, artwork, jewelry, valuable electronics, fragile lamps and other delicate items and move them in your own car.
Move the Boxes to Easily Accessible Areas
After packing and labelling your boxes, move them to easily accessible corners in each room. Moreover, make sure your boxes are organized and easy to move. For example, the boxes should be stacked from largest to smallest with the largest, heaviest boxes on the bottom. To make the movers’ job even easier, remove all the items from your dressers’ and chests’ drawers, including clothing.
Moving items from a home to a van or truck, and then into a home again, can be a tough job. It’s physically and mentally demanding, as well as stressful in many ways. During your move, the movers will work up a sweat and would likely appreciate any food and/or drink that you provide, if you care to do so. Refreshments could be water and/or sports drinks and small, energizing snacks like granola or protein bars and bananas.
Of course, when it comes to hiring professional moving companies, Edmonton families may also want to just sit back and let the movers do all of the work for them. At ProService Moving, we make it our mission to take care of your move from start to finish. Call us today for an estimate!