Time came for the big home removal and the decision was unanimous, to hire a moving company to assist with the move. Removal companies can lend big hand in almost always stressful moves. Traditionally moving companies do all the lifting and loading but nowadays for an extra fee they can handle the packing of items as well as the unloading. Making the best out of your experience while using a moving company is to be prepared for them before they arrive.
There are just some items that professional movers will not handle or transport, due to various reasons and knowing what these items are can help save time during the big move. Companies usually have a list of items they wont transport due to safety reasons, some of the items include, household chemicals, paints and liquids. There is also another list that lets them know what they cannot transports due to liability concerns such as cash, important papers, photographs, pets, food and medicine. When bringing any of these kind of items transportation will have to be done by the client himself.
Have a packing plan ready way in advance like will you or the company be in charge of the packing and unloading. If the company will be handling your packing as well this should be planned way in advance. If the packing was done by you and all that is needed is for the moving company to transport, load and unload the items, then help make it easy for them. The first thing is to make sure boxes are out of the way of furniture and definitely not sitting on top of furniture, furniture will be placed on the truck first. Another way to help the movers get done quickly is to try and group boxes of similar weight in groups because professional movers load their trucks by weight, heaviest toward the front.
Being that this world is not perfect and gravity is a strong force its best to make sure you have insurance coverage for any accidents that may happen during the move. Whether you use your insurance or the moving company's, it really doesn't matter but it's a necessary cost. Accidents happen, its just a fact of life and having that safety net, just in case anything happens is a well worth it expense.
Professional movers have packed schedules sometimes and it can be hard for them to find the time to stop for lunch or even a drink. It's not only a good courtesy but also a well appreciated gesture. Having refreshments on hand that are portable such as bottles of water and energy bars will help to create a positive atmosphere in the stressful moving environment. Portable snacks and refreshments will not hinder the movers either. Having some energy drinks would be nice to during hot weather, with all the heavy lifting that the workers will be doing the extra hydration is definitely needed.
Another optional preparation to be aware of is to have some cash on hand for tips. Even though it's not a requirement and not that beverages are either but its nice to let the movers know that their hard work is appreciated. During the move there could be a long drive ahead of them, especially if its a cross country move. Any way that its viewed moving is a tough job and showing appreciation of a job well done will make the move that much better of an experience. Consider these quick preparation tips when hiring a company to assist in a move and prepare for a pleasant move.