The moving process can become an all-encompassing effort. You spend months looking for a place to live, make all of the arrangements, hire your moving company, and then count down the days until you can finally inhabit your new space. It’s a lot to take on but having a moving company can really make things a lot less stressful, at least when it comes to the actual move. The thing is, you may feel the desire to help your movers on move-in day. While it’s a nice gesture, you’re really just getting in the way. You hired them to do the heavy lifting, so allow them to do so. There are plenty of other things to pre-occupy your time on move-in day but if you want to help your movers out and show them some appreciation, there are a few things you can do.
Pack Fragile and Valuable Items in Your Car
This is not to say that movers aren’t careful with your personal belongings. If your moving company is reputable, they’ll ensure nothing gets damaged or misplaced throughout the process. Unfortunately, even with the best-laid plans, things can still go wrong. If you have items you’re especially concerned about, pack them away in the car with you. These include items such as family heirlooms, art, specific electronics, and jewelry. Doing this will ensure your already high-stress levels aren’t elevated due to nervousness over the statuses of specific belongings.
We’re big fans of box labeling and one of the best ways to save time and money on move-in day is to pack as much as possible prior to the actual day. When sorting things into boxes, label everything with its intended destination. This way, when your movers are getting down to business they’ll know precisely where each box belongs. Not only will they likely appreciate the help, but it’ll also shave some time off the move.
Water and Snacks
Moving someone’s entire boxed up home into a new space is a physically demanding endeavor. Regardless if it’s the height of summer or the lowest temperature point in the winter, your moving team would likely appreciate refreshments while working hard. Having a few snacks on hand wouldn’t hurt either. After all, no one wants to be famished on the job.
Overall, It’s important to not micromanage your movers. After reviewing companies, choosing your team, and working with them through the process, you should trust them to properly move your valuables. If you’re still on the search for a reputable moving, check out our team. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us. You can reach us at 774-421-9004 or by filling out an online contact form.