Moving into a new house can be exhilarating but also stressful. Whether it’s cross-town or cross-country, relocating necessitates a lot of packing, transporting and unpacking of belongings. Hiring a professional mover can be extremely useful since they can do the heavy lifting and you can even allow them to do the packing and unpacking for you. Preparation is quintessential when you are relocating, and these tips can make things a little less complicated.
1. Knowing What Can Be Moved And What Can’t
Professional movers won’t touch anything due to safety reasons, for example, household paints, liquids, and chemicals. There may also be other items that they won’t move due to liability reasons like photographs, food, pets, cash, important documents, and medicine. You’ll be responsible for packing and moving them.
2. Drafting A Packing Plan
In advance of the moving day, make sure you decide on whether the Seattle moving and storage company will be responsible for packing and unpacking your goods. If you are doing all the packing, make sure you have plenty of bubble wraps, newspaper, and blankets for padding. Make sure you have enough carton boxes, and each one must be labeled with your name, contents, and the room destination to make unpacking more comfortable at the new place. Once packed, sort the boxes according to weight to make loading stress-free for the movers. Also, avoid piling boxes in the doorways or placing stuff on heavy furniture that needs to be moved first.
3. Take Out Insurance
It’s essential to make sure you are financially protected in the event of unforeseen accidents or things getting lost along the way. Moving companies provide various types of insurance coverage. Two commonly used options are comprehensive and by the dollar. Insurance by the dollar is more economical, but it doesn’t cover a lot. IN the event of an expensive furniture piece getting scratch or damaged, the insurance won’t cover the whole repair bill and only a portion. Comprehensive coverage, on the other hand, is more expensive but it sufficiently includes all losses and damages.
Packing Drinks And Snacks
Most professional movers work on a schedule, particularly during summer months. They often don’t have time for lunch breaks or going to a convenience store. Keeping refreshments like energy bars, crisps, and a variety of drinks on hand to give to the workers.
Having Cash On Hand For Tips
The movers work hard all day, carrying heavy stuff up and down, loading and unloading your belongings. And with a long-distance move, the work is still not finished. They even have to drive a long way to your new home. Moving is back-breaking work, and they would appreciate a tip at the end of the day. After all, they are slaving away to move your belongings safely, thorough, and as quickly as possible.
Any move can be somewhat intimidating and arduous, but if you plan ahead of time and are prepared on the big day, things can go a lot smoother and it will be over before you know it.