What Not to Do When Hiring House Movers in Edmonton
Picture this: it’s finally moving day, and you’ve decided to hire professional house movers to help you. You’re excited because this means you’ll be able to relax a little–but you know that when the movers arrive, you’ll still want to help out somehow.
A little bit of help goes a long way, and it’s something movers are often grateful for. However, there are some ways you might ‘help’ the movers that make you more of an inconvenience than anything else, even if you were well-intentioned. This creates more work for the movers, consumes more time, and often increases the cost of your move.
Here Are Some Common Mistakes Customers Make
Putting The Boxes in One Room
You might assume that having all your boxes in one room will keep things organized and make loading them into the moving truck easier for the movers, but this is more harmful than it is helpful. A team of movers can load boxes most efficiently when they can spread out through the house. If everything is packed into one room, the moving crew will be tripping over each other, trying to carry out the boxes!
As long as movers can access all of your boxes, you don’t need to do anything special to organize them. You can stack them neatly around the house if you’d like–just make sure to stack lighter boxes on top of heavier ones.
There’s some strategy involved in properly packing boxes. If you don’t pack properly, it can lead to unwanted issues for you and your movers, like injuries or damage to your belongings–especially during long-distance moves.
As a general rule, pack heavy items in smaller boxes and light items in larger boxes. This makes them easier for the movers to carry. Ensure every box is packed securely with packing tape and bubble wrap or packing paper. We also highly recommend having extra moving supplies on hand on moving day, just in case something goes wrong with any of your boxes.
Leaving Boxes Unlabelled
Improper labelling is a huge hassle for both you and the house movers. Detailed labels are crucial to avoiding confusion during both the loading and unloading processes, and fortunately, they aren’t challenging to create. Grab a couple of markers and get ready to write!
Label each box with its destination, such as the living room or the bathroom. That way, your movers will be able to put them exactly where they need to go. It always helps to clarify when a box contains fragile items so your movers know to be extra careful with them. You can also write the contents of the box. Remember: the clearer your labels are, the better. A box with a specific destination and content list is far less confusing than a box simply labelled ‘books’ or ‘misc’.
Hovering Around the Movers
It’s completely understandable that you’ll want to help out as the movers are loading and unloading your boxes, but be sure not to hover around them and disrupt their work. Professional movers have a precise process for loading and unloading, so staying out of their way can actually be the most effective way to help them out.
It’s a good idea to stick around in case your movers have any questions or concerns, but try your best to keep everyone out of the way. Don’t worry about helping out—your movers are here to help you, not the other way around! Assuming you’ve hired an expert and reliable moving company, you have nothing to worry about.
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