It’s hardly surprising that moving is considered one of life’s most stressful events. You’re packing up everything in one home and transporting it to a new one with a deadline hanging over your head.
But don’t get so overwhelmed that you forget to extend some courtesy towards your movers. Make things easy for your moving company, and the entire relocation will be quicker and smoother for everyone involved.
Here are our top moving day tips and etiquette pointers to keep in mind that your movers will appreciate it.
Clearly Label Boxes
It may seem like common sense, but all boxes that you pack yourself should be clearly labeled on each side with the room they belong to. Boxes that contain delicate items should be labeled with “fragile” and “this side up” accompanied by arrows indicating the top.
Pack things so that they can be moved safely and securely by the moving crew. When packing fragile items, for example, insulate them in enough protection so that they cannot move at all inside the box.
Allow Full Access
Your professional movers will need full access to your home to do their jobs, so make sure there’s nothing blocking doorways and hallways. Make sure any security where you live knows you have a moving company arriving so they won’t be held up trying to access your property. If you live in an apartment complex, ask building management if they can give the moving company sole access to an elevator so residents and visitors won’t get in the way of the movers.
It’s also best to stay out of the way as much as possible and let movers do their job. Professional movers know how to maneuver safely and, if needed, disassemble large items.
Moving furniture and other bulky items can be sweaty, hard work, and even more so when moving takes place in the Tampa area during the summer. Stock a cooler with ice and bottled water so your movers can quench their thirst and cool off while working.
Feel free to offer them coffee and lunch as well; the hospitality will be much appreciated.
Packing up a home can be an all-day job, so allow the movers to use your bathroom when needed. Supply it with toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and hand sanitizer if you’ve already packed your bathroom accessories.
Take Cash, Jewelry, and Other Valuables With You
Moving companies won’t move your valuable items for you. Make special arrangements to set these items aside and plan to transport them yourself, or discuss other options with your moving company.
Make Arrangements for Your Kids and Pets
Before moving day, make arrangements to send both pets and children, on a one-day retreat to a neighbor’s or maybe even grandma’s house.
The hustle and bustle of moving can be stressful on pets and children, so getting them out and away from the action is an excellent idea. Also, it’s a great idea for safety reasons as well. Kids and animals tend to get underfoot and in the way or could slip out an open door
Remember These Etiquette And Moving Day Tips
Yes, moving is a lot of work for everyone involved, but taking the extra time to follow these moving day tips can make the experience much less stressful.If you’re looking for a trusted, professional moving company in the Tampa or Tallahassee areas for a residential or office move, contact us at Community Moving & Storage for your free quote.