During your move, time is money. Due to the nature of the moving industry, most moving companies calculate their charges on an hourly rate. Knowing that, you need to make sure you are as organized as possible because it can save you major dollars on your move. While it is up to the movers to hustle, there are also things that you can do on your end to make the move run smoothly. We’re giving you the pro moving tips on how to avoid common roadblocks that end up running the clock up during many moves.
Call your moving company before hand so that you know what to expect
Your movers should spend a few minutes letting you know the chain of events before your big move. The standard policy at 3 Men Movers is to call you days in advance of your move, but not all movers will reach out. There’s no harm in calling ahead of time to get your questions answered. The goal is to use your time on your move day as efficiently as possible, and nothing helps you achieve that faster than being on the same page as your movers.
Be fully packed when the movers get there
Start packing in advance. When we say advance, we mean start packing way earlier than you think you should. People say that you never know how much stuff you have until you move, and there’s a lot of truth to it. Give yourself ample time to ensure that all of your belongings are boxed and ready to go before the movers arrive so that they don’t end up wasting time picking up loose items one by one.
Make sure you know where your essentials are
If you have to go through your boxes after the movers get there you’ll end up running the clock up. Separate all of your essentials from your other belongings. Such as your electronics, chargers, medications, and your vital paperwork. These are things that you’ll want to take over to your new home yourself.
Be aware of parking/loading regulations
Make sure you know the roadblocks that the movers may end up facing when they arrive at your home. If you live in a home, many movers cannot park in the driveway and you’ll want to make sure that there is street parking close to your loading area.
If you live in an apartment, you should ask your management about areas that you are allowed to load in. If you live on a higher floor you should ask your management if you can reserve an elevator or staircase so that you aren’t having to share it with the entire building.
Our goal is to provide our clients with stress-free and convenient moves. These simple tips can save you a lot of time and money, which is what we want for you in the end. The key to a successful move is preparation. Implement these easy steps and you are sure to eliminate the major pitfalls that cause moves to drag on and your bill to run up.