What to do while movers are moving your stuff

Moving can be pretty overwhelming especially if you have a large home. Here are some of the things you can do to ensure that you have a seamless move.

Hiring professional movers makes your move easy because you have less to worry about but knowing what to do will make everything easier and more swift. If you were wondering what you should do when movers are moving, here’s a look at several things you can do.

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Be present

For a seamless move, you should ensure that you are present or have someone you trust like a friend or neighbour if you won’t be available. There are many things that usually need to be done during a move and you should be present in case the movers need your input or guidance on something. This will help you avoid any misunderstanding between you and your mover.

Avoid telling them what to do

Movers are trained professionals who are trained to carefully handle and move your stuff around so you don’t have to order them around. If you have any fragile items that need any special handling, you can always tell them in advance so that they can plan accordingly. If you were packing for yourself, you should ensure that you have clearly labelled your stuff in advance so that the movers can know how they will move and load different items.

Provide packing instructions

Giving instructions in advance helps ensure that your items are handled how you want. This way, you won’t have to worry about how your fragile or valuable belongings are being handled. You can also hire your movers to also pack your belongings because they will do it in a professional manner. It will also reduce your workload, especially considering packing is the most time-consuming exercise during a move.

office mid process in moving

Help the movers

There are many ways you can help your movers for a seamless relocation. If you are doing the packing for yourself, packing at least a day before the move will save the movers a lot of time. You can also help them pack some of the stuff or remove the valuable stuff like jewellery and money.

Offer them refreshments and snacks

Moving can be pretty exhausting so you can offer your movers some refreshments and snacks to rejuvenate their strength. This is not compulsory so it will depend on whether you want to do it. It is a good deed and an act of kindness that will motivate the movers more.

Keep children and pets away

If you know your movers are coming in today, it’s good to ensure that you keep your pets and children away. This will ensure that there are no disruptions or any accidents as the movers carry stuff because they can easily trip if there are pets or children running around where they’re passing. It will also keep your children and pets safe.

Declutter in advance

The best way to plan for your relocation is by decluttering ahead of time. When you declutter in advance, you will only be left with the items that need to be moved. This will make things easier for your mover because they won’t have to waste a lot of time trying to manoeuvre through the clutter. It will also reduce the overall timeline of the move.

Move what movers won’t move

There are things that movers won’t move for you such as flammable items and or perishable items in case of a long-distance move. You should always inquire in advance so that you can know what you’re going to need to pack and move for yourself. The type of items also varies with each mover so always consult with your specific mover.

Pack your personal items

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mover packing a box

When it comes to your essentials, you can always pack them separately and label them clearly or load them into your car so that you can make way for your mover. This way, you’ll also avoid misplacing any of your valuable items.

Clean up

The best time to thoroughly clean your house is when it’s empty. You can do this as your movers move your stuff because it will ensure that you leave a clean house. You can also clean each room as soon as the movers have emptied it so that everything will be done by the time the movers are done moving all the stuff.

Knowing what to do when your movers are moving stuff will help you ensure that you have a seamless and swift move. It will also save you a lot of time because you will be able to coordinate with your mover accordingly. You can also tip your mover as a sign of appreciation.