Hire full-service removalists and they will get everything done for you, from packing up everything to unloading and getting your belongings into your new space. With the experts doing everything, it may be easy to think that there is nothing for you to do. Well, think again.
Some of the oft-neglected things that you can do to ensure things run smoothly come moving day include the following.
1. Clear A Parking Spot
The removalists will need a spot for their big moving trucks. You may have to move your vehicles from the driveway to make room for the trucks. You may also need to ensure that you make the necessary arrangements to secure a parking pass if the removalists have to park on the street.
2. Take Care Of The Kids And Pets
The removalists will have a harder time doing their job if the kids and pets are crawling or running around the house. With their attention on the task at hand and their hands carrying heavy boxes, the moving crew may trip over the kids or pets. Your kids may also end up going into the street as you are distracted watching over the removalists.
You may want to find someone to look after the kids and your pets during this time. You can leave them at your neighbour's house, or drive them over to the house of a friend or family before the removalists get to your home.
3. Sort Through Your Load
Moving time is a great time to downsize. If that is your intention, do not wait until the removalists are at your door to start setting aside what you want to give away and what you want to toss into the trash. Take the time leading up to moving day to sort through your belongings and decide what goes where. You can avoid ending up with a big box of things you don't intend on using at your new place.
4. Keep An inventory
After sorting out and deciding what you will bring with you to the new house, create an inventory of these items. Checking against this inventory will help you to track your load, and you can hold the removalists accountable for the loss of any of your belongings. Keep a list and take pictures.
Be ready with the outlined tips and you can expect a smoother experience. Your removalists will have an easier time, and as a result, you may end up saving quite a bit because the crew will spend less time on the job.Share