Moving doesn’t have to be a stressful experience
In the moving industry, there are basically two types of moves. The first type of move is called our “White Glove Move”. These customers want us to come to their homes or offices and pack, disassemble, move, and then reassemble all items.
The second, and most popular, type of move is for those customers trying to be as cost effective as possible, not only with money but also with time, and they don’t want to break their backs in the process. We have come up with a few simple tips for your move.
Pictures, Plants, and Lamps
Believe it or not, it takes less time to move a large item such as a dresser or couch than it does to move these smaller items. They are not usually packed and take a lot of time to secure in the truck. However, these are not that difficult to put in your car and take yourself. This will help save you a lot of time.
Assembly and Disassemble
Take it apart, anything you can disassemble or break down will save you time. Remember to mark these pieces and secure all loose screws, nuts, bolts, etc.
It is extremely important to pack as much as possible in boxes. The heavier the item is, the smaller the box you need. All glasses need to be wrapped in paper and all boxes closed and taped shut.
Dressers and File Cabinets, etc.
It is all right to leave clothes in dressers and it will not hurt anything. However, anything breakable, spillable, or small, such as jewelry, needs to be packed. Movers sometimes have to tip furniture on its side and these things can fall out or get broken. Full file cabinets should either be unpacked or lightened up. If they are moved too heavy, frame damage can happen.
When your movers arrive at your home or office, make sure entrances and all pathways are kept clear of any debris.
Planing Your Move
Be realistic about your capabilities. When first calling for estimates, don’t undersell the size of your home or office or the furniture you have to be moved. This will not save you money, but will give you a false estimate. A good estimator not only evaluates the time your move will take, but also the square footage you have, how good the access is at your pick-up and drop-off, and exactly how many items you have as well as what you intend to do in preparation for your move. The last piece of advice is don’t forget to let your movers do their job. They do it best. Remember, you hired us to help you make this day as easy as possible. All of these are only ideas to help you. Anything that needs to be done, we are more than happy to do for you.