Things Your Movers Wish You Knew

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If you are moving and engage a professional moving company in Austin to help, there are some things that can be done and also other tasks that you shouldn't accomplish to speed up the job. A streamlined move is a result of everyone working together, which of course means you need to know when you ought to lend a hand and when you should get out of the way.

Here are items which your moving company would really like for you to realize.

1) Alert the Movers of Unwieldy Objects

This tip really needs to be discussed when you are getting your moving estimate, and it’s super significant, thus it’s worth bringing up. When you've got bulky pieces, for instance a keyboard, fridge, or even hot tub, which need to be moved, make sure and communicate that to your moving company in Austin. A number of things make require various other arrangements, equipment or movers to safely move, therefore it is never a good plan to “surprise” your professional mover in Austin with unplanned things.

2) Start Preparing for the Movers Arrival

Do you live inside a gated community or an apartment complex that has an elevator? Can the moving truck freely obtain access to your residence? Take a few minutes in advance of moving day to consider the important points of the spot that the moving van will park and what the route both to and from the truck may resemble. In the event that you need to get a parking or elevator permit from the building management, make sure and accomplish that far ahead of time.

3) Finish Packing Prior to Moving Day

If you decide to perform your own packing, make sure that it is finished before moving day. That means that all the cartons are taped up and correctly labeled. To make things go even faster, neatly place all your filled cartons in a centralized location in your residence, for instance the garage or even the great room so that your moving company staff will be able to load them directly onto the moving van. Pro tip: Never use masking tape on your boxes. Make use of packaging tape instead.

4) Don’t Load Heavy Pieces in Big Boxes

There are recommendations for what to place in which size boxes for a reason. Objects which happen to be heavy, such as books, need to go in small cartons. Items that happen to be fairly lightweight, including pillows and bedding, should go in larger cartons.

5) Intend to be Present on Moving Day

You or someone that you know and put your trust in need to be available for the complete moving day should your movers have any questions about what they should and shouldn’t be moving. Plus, a trustworthy adult must be present to sign all the mover’s papers.

6) Let the Movers Work

Perhaps you believe that you are helping when you lend a hand to push the refrigerator, however it is generally preferable to keep out of the way. You might direct the movers to the proper rooms and also answer questions, but over and above that, let the professional movers in Austin accomplish the heavy lifting to make sure that things will go as smoothly as is possible.

If a move is in your future, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin would like to help. Call us today to start your free in-home or video survey.


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