There are several things that experienced movers want to know. As one, we believe that the more informed our clients are, the easier the move is going to be. With that in mind, we welcome anyone to call us and ask questions. In the meantime, here are a few things to consider.
#1. Not all movers are created equal
Too frequently, homeowners think that all moving companies are going to be the same. This is not true. Far from it. Someone offering moving services on Craigslist is not going to have the same level of experience as a professional moving company like ourselves. Additionally, they are not necessarily going to be as responsive. As a company, we have a reputation at stake. If we do not show up or do not show up on time, it can hurt our business. With someone who is providing random contracting services, this risk does not exist because they are simply looking to pick up a few extra bucks on the weekend. As a homeowner, this should give you confidence when hiring a company over a random contractor.
#2. Plan ahead
As much as possible, it is wise to plan ahead. Before moving day, having hired a professional moving company and spoken about the plan will allow things to go far more smoothly when it comes to the actual moving day. For example, there needs to be a detailed plan in place regarding who is going to be handling all of the packing, organizing, heavy lifting and driving of the truck. This is not something that should be thought of last-minute but planned for as far in advance as possible. We understand that sometimes, it is not possible to avoid moving quickly, such as with changes due to employment. However, if there is an advance warning, it is wise to use that warning to create a detailed plan.
#3. Be there but let the movers do their job
The entire point of hiring experienced movers is to be able to have trustworthy individuals handle the move. Once you have found and hired them, it is important to stay out-of-the-way and let them do their job. While it may be necessary to provide direction from time to time, experienced movers such as ourselves do this on a daily basis so we are quite literally the moving experts. This means that if we are doing something in a way that is not how a homeowner would do it, it is typically because we have done it enough times that we know it is the most productive and effective method.
#4. Do not be afraid to communicate
In order to handle what needs to be done, it is also important to speak clearly about any expectations or specific requirements. For example, if there are certain items that need to be handled with care, speak up. This allows for them to be handled properly and ensure that they are safely transported to the new home. Likewise, if there are specific instructions that need to be followed regarding where the moving truck is placed or how the home is to be accessed, it is important to clearly articulate those directions. The more we know, the better we will be able to meet and exceed all service expectations.
#5. Do not pack things in furniture
One common mistake that homeowners make when packing is to place things inside of furniture. This is a mistake that can lead to furniture and other items breaking during transportation. We recommend that homeowners do not do this but carefully pack everything in the appropriate boxes instead.
Save time, money and energy by hiring experienced movers
The best way to ensure that your move is successful and goes smoothly is to hire an experienced moving company. We are one and would be happy to assist you. Call today to learn more about our services and to request a quote.