Moving can be a daunting challenge, especially if you’re striking out on your own for the very first time. What do you bring with you? What do you leave behind? How will you get all your packing done in time? And what movers should you choose to help you relocate to a different street, city, or country? All of these questions can seem overwhelming but they are all important things to ask yourself. Being prepared is the most important part of this new change in your life and making sure you hire good movers is a huge part of making sure the process goes smoothly. So please take the time to read this article to discover four important, must-know facts about moving services.
1. DON’T OVERLOAD YOUR CHOSEN MOVING SERVICE
Some people are minimalists, embracing the ‘less is more’ mentality and able to keep their personal possessions down to a manageable level. But most of us collect things over the years that we don’t really have a use for anymore. A move is the perfect time to go through your drawers, closets, and spare rooms to figure out just what can be donated to a thrift store and what you simply can’t get rid of. Set aside a day to go through all your belongings; your movers will thank you for it. You don’t want to waste their - or your - time transporting knick-knacks that you actually don’t want.
2. THINK OF YOUR MOVERS WHEN PACKING
This applies to the above point as well because, again, you don’t want to burden your movers with moving boxes of unnecessary belongings. But as you pack what is really important and precious to you, don’t forget to think of your movers - they’re people just like you and if you can’t lift that box, they probably can’t either! So try to keep the boxes you pack at a reasonable, balanced weight for the size of the box - the movers will have a much easier job. More information can be found on the Premiere Van Lines Vancouver website.
3. REPORT HEAVY, VALUABLE, AND/OR FRAGILE BELONGINGS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Nobody likes unwelcome surprises and your movers will most likely get a very unpleasant one if they arrive at your house and discover several delicate sets of china that they hadn’t been informed about before the day of the move. When moving services are given advance notice of extremely heavy or fragile items, they can prepare to move those items well before the date of the move. But if they aren’t notified, the move will almost certainly take longer, costing you time and money.
4. SAVE MONEY BY DOING SOME OF THE WORK YOURSELF
Usually, moving services end up charging more than their estimate - not because they’re dishonest, but because there are almost always unexpected circumstances and/or delays during the actual move that heighten the cost of moving. Want to avoid most of the extra charges? Have absolutely everything possible packed before the moving day, don’t leave boxes upstairs when they can be on ground level, and try to leave clear paths open to the movers. Basically, the easier their job is, the less you’ll have to pay.