Moving Day is coming up and you want to be ready, right? If you have hired a moving company like Spring Hill Moving Company, there are some things you can do to help make moving day run smoothly for you and for your movers! Assuming you have already packed using our 7 Step Packing Plan, these are tips for the actual Moving Day.
1) Pets are great...except on moving day! We love pets. We even have pets. On moving day, make sure your pets are safely and happily away from all the commotion of moving. Their natural curiosity combined with open doors and strange people in their home is a recipe for potential problems. For the safety of your pets, your moving team and your belongings, it's best to have them away from all the action. 2) Kids are great, too! On moving day, though, it might be best to get a baby sitter for the youngsters. Moving trucks are big and interesting and ramps look like fun to run up and down, but your moving day is serious business and there's a lot going on and for their safety it's best if they observe from a distance. 3) Clear a path outside! Be sure to make it easy for your movers to get their truck as close to your house as possible. Move your vehicles out of the driveway and park them away from the house if possible. Movers like Spring Hill Moving Company often use trucks that have boxes that are 26 feet long or longer and they need all the room they can get! 4) Clear a path inside! Try to remove as much clutter as possible to make it easier for your movers to walk down hallways, go up and down stairs, and get your belongings onto the truck. It will make your move go smoothly and save time and money. 5) Label, label, label! While you may know that your electric skillet, toaster and waffle maker are in that box, your movers have no idea so label the box clearly on the top and sides so your movers know what room the box belongs in. If possible, label furniture too so they know if that chair belongs in the master suite or the den. 6) Make a plan and stick to the plan! When you did the walk through and inventory with your mover, make sure they know about everything. In order to save you time and money, your mover uses calculations to determine how many people, how many blankets, dollies and how big a truck to bring to your move. Avoid last minute add-ons like the shed in the back yard, the stuff in the storage unit or all the Christmas boxes in the attic. Add-ons can cost time and money. 7) Be ready! Unless you hired your movers to also pack your belongings, make sure you have boxes packed and everything in a box. Last minute boxing the day of the move will potentially increase time and costs. Hiring professionals, like Spring Hill Moving Company, is the best way to make sure that your move is a stress-free and smooth as it can be. These tips will help your movers and ultimately save you time and money.