Houston Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 09, 2021

Things Your Movers Wish You Knew

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If you are moving and engage a professional moving company in Houston to help, there are some things that you can do and also other tasks that you shouldn't accomplish to speed up the job. A smooth move is a result of everyone working together, and that means that you need to know when you should lend a hand and when you should get out of the way.

Here are items which your moving company would really like for you to realize.

1) Alert the Movers of Unwieldy Items

This point really needs to be covered when you are getting your moving estimate, and it’s extremely significant, thus it’s worth bringing up. When you've got bulky pieces, for instance a keyboard, fridge, or hot tub, which need to be moved, make certain and convey that to your moving company in Houston. A number of things make require various other arrangements, equipment or even movers to safely move, therefore it is never a good plan to “surprise” your professional mover in Houston with unplanned things.

2) Start Preparing for the Movers Arrival

Do you live inside a gated community or perhaps an apartment complex that has an elevator? Can the moving truck freely obtain access to your home? Take a few minutes in advance of moving day to think through the important points of the location where the moving van is going to park and what the route both to and from the truck may resemble. In the event that you need to get a parking or elevator permit from the building management, make sure and do that far ahead of time.

3) Complete Packing Prior to Moving Day

If you opt to undertake your own packing, make sure that it's finished before moving day. That will mean that all the cartons are taped up and accurately labeled. To make tasks proceed even faster, neatly place all your filled cartons in a centralized location in your residence, for instance the garage or even the great room so that your moving company staff will be able to load them directly onto the moving van. Pro tip: Never use masking tape on your boxes. Use packaging tape instead.

4) Don’t Load Heavy Items in Big Boxes

There are guidelines for what to place in which size boxes for a reason. Objects which are weighty, such as books, need to go in small cartons. Pieces which happen to be fairly lightweight, such as pillows and bedding, should go in larger cartons.

5) Plan to be Present on Moving Day

You or someone who you know and put your trust in need to be around for the complete moving day should your movers have any questions about what they should and shouldn’t be moving. Additionally, a trustworthy adult needs to be present to sign all the mover’s papers.

6) Let the Movers Work

Perhaps you believe that you are helping when you lend a hand to push the refrigerator, however it is generally better to keep out of the way. You might direct the movers to the appropriate rooms and also answer questions, but beyond that, let the professional movers in Houston accomplish the heavy lifting to make sure that things will go as smoothly as is possible.

When a move is in your future, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston would like to help. Call us today to start your free in-home or video survey.


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