What everyone wants most from their move is for it to happen as quickly as possible.
Professional movers will be skilled at transporting items but homeowners will have to do some preparation on their part in order for the day to go off without a hitch. Here’s how you can ensure both you and your movers work as efficiently as possible on moving day.
Think About Your Boxes
Aside from large furniture, nearly everything else you own will be put in boxes. When labeling your boxes, ensure you’ve detailed its contents and where they should go to in your new home. Your movers will put everything in the right place so that you don’t waste precious time moving things again later.
Heavy boxes will stop you moving as quickly, so pack your belongings carefully. Put heavy items into smaller boxes so they’re never too difficult to carry, and lighter possessions into the larger boxes. Making sure you’re not overloading a box means it won’t break during the move. In turn, it will stop your items being damaged and you can avoid extra time for clean ups. Most boxes will have a weight capacity stamped onto them, so make sure you don’t exceed this while packing.
Pre-Clean Your New Home
You won’t want to unpack your items into a dirty kitchen or bathroom. If you can access your new property before the move make sure you’ve cleaned it thoroughly. Once you arrive, you can simply place your items where they need to go, which will make you a much more competent mover.
Start Packing Early
The last thing you want is to be rushing to finish packing when you should be loading up boxes instead. Make sure you start early enough so that by the time moving day rolls around, you’re completely ready to go. Pack items you don’t use on a regular basis first, and leave important things like plates and cups until a day or two before the move. Productivity starts far before your actual moving date.
Start Heavy, End Light
To help you unpack more quickly and avoid damaging your items, pack heavy items on the bottom of a box and work up to the lighter things. You’ll notice your movers will do the same thing while loading up the truck. This makes it much easier for them to reach up and grab boxes, and it’s much safer for everyone involved as well.
If you need help executing an efficient move, contact a reliable moving company. Not only can they help you on moving day, they can also assist in the packing phases, giving you time to focus on other ways to speed up your move.
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