What do the movers want you to know before they arrive? You're ready to move into your new home. But you haven't started packing or planning. Before you wrap knick-knacks, box your belongings, or start other prep steps, take a look at the top things the pros at a residential moving company want you to know.
Schedule Your Moving Service Early
Don't wait until the last minute to book a moving service contractor appointment. Even though some companies could have openings, it isn't always easy to get the day and time you want the week (or even a few weeks) before your move. While there isn't a magic book-by date that everyone needs to follow, it's always best to contact the mover as soon as possible — especially if you plan to move during a peak season or day.
Consider an Off-Peak Season or Time
Are you looking for a wider range of available move dates? Do you need to move on short notice? According to the National Association of Realtors' moving.com website, late September through April are the off-peak months to move. The demand for moving services is also lowest in the middle of the month and the weekdays (through Thursday).
Pack Everything in Advance
Procrastination is not the professional mover's friend. Don't wait until the day of your move to finish wrapping delicate kitchenware, boxing books, or bagging clothes. Start early and prepare everything you need for move day well in advance of your scheduled appointment time. Not only can this strategy help you to organize your move, but it can also save time.
Remove Obstacles From Entryways and Walkways
A snow pile in the driveway, ice on the front steps, your child's toys in the middle of a hall, a slippery rug at the front door, and similar obstacles pose serious safety risks to the movers. Walk the entry route (from where the movers will park their truck through the walkways and into each room they will need to go into) before the contractors arrive. Save this walk-through until the morning or the day of your move. This will help you to catch obstacles that weren't there the night before.
Relax and Take a Step Back
You don't have to go through the moving process alone. That's why you hired a professional. Moving company employees have the knowledge and experience to lift, carry, and transport your belongings — and you won't need to help.
You're paying for a service. This means you can take a step back, relax, and let the professionals of a moving company do the work for you.
For more information, contact a residential moving company near you.