After months of planning and preparation, your moving day is finally here. As your movers get down to business, you might be tempted to keep an eagle eye on everything they’re doing. Are they being careful with the piano? Have they scratched the hardwood or scuffed the walls? It can be a stressful experience and it can be tough to know what to do while your movers are moving.
It’s always best to keep yourself busy during your move and stay out of the movers’ way. But if you really want to help, there are a few little things you can do before and during moving day that your movers will appreciate.
Here are four ways to make your move as easy as possible.
1. PACK AND LABEL AHEAD OF TIME
To save time and money during your move, pack as much as you can before moving day. Empty dresser drawers, organize everything into boxes, and label everything with its proper destination. This will make it easy for your movers to know exactly where to put your possessions in your new home. They’ll appreciate your help and you’ll appreciate the cost-savings after the move.
If you’re tight on time (or just don’t feel like it!), You Move Me is always happy to pack for you. We’ll take care of everything from your furniture down to the very last fork.
2. PACK SMALL, FRAGILE OR VALUABLE ITEMS IN YOUR CAR
While professional movers will always take precautions to ensure that nothing gets lost or damaged during a move, sometimes things happen that are out of their control. For certain items, it simply may not be the worth the risk. To put your mind at ease, pack smaller, valuable items — like jewelry, artwork or small electronics — in your personal vehicle. This way, you won’t have to stress and your movers can focus on the heavy lifting.
3. OFFER REFRESHMENTS
Moving is a physically demanding job and your movers will likely work up a sweat, especially if you’re moving in the warmer months. Offering cold refreshments is a nice way to show your appreciation for their hard work. You could also provide snacks like bananas or granola bars to keep them fueled up for the day ahead.
4. LET YOUR MOVERS DO WHAT THEY DO BEST!
Sometimes it’s a good idea to let movers how to handle certain things or point out which boxes contain fragile items. But remember: you hired professional movers for a reason. Nobody likes to be micromanaged, so let your movers do their jobs! If you took the time to research and hire a reputable moving company, you can trust that they won’t just move your boxes — they’ll move you.