Moving can be either a huge challenge, or a fun experience, it all depends on the preparation. If you’re using a professional moving company to move your belongings there are also some things you can do to make the whole process a better experience.
Preparation will make insure that your move won’t take longer than expected and won’t go over budget. There are some basic things to know about movers and you should become familiar with them. Professional movers won’t move just anything and often have lists of items they will not transport for safety reasons. Things like chemicals, paints and liquids for example. They may not want to be liable for irreplaceable items like important papers, photographs and such. Make separate plans for all those things.
Find out if you, or the movers will be responsible for packing. If you will be packing, make sure and use plenty of insolation to keep your items safe. Try to have all the boxes staged according to weight and size, this will save time with the movers.
Get insurance for your belongings. You can use the mover’s own insurance or get your own. The point is to have insurance because accidents do happen, and you would hate to lose valuable items and have no way to replace them.
It pays to be nice to your movers. Professional moving can be a tough job both physically and mentally. During the summer months especially, movers are very busy and often rushed. They often go without taking breaks or even lunches. Make sure you have refreshments on hand especially if it’s in the hot weather. Have plenty of water and sports drinks around along with some energy bars and other sacks.
Don’t forget to tip. Have some cash on hand to show that you appreciate their hard work, especially if they do a quick, thorough job of taking care of your belongings.