Moving into a new home is an exciting time and you don’t want the actual process of moving your belongings to tarnish the experience. The first step toward taking out the stress is hiring a good moving company. The second step is doing a good job of preparing for the movers to come. Let’s go over a few ways to make the process easier on yourself and the moving company.
Get the Packing Done Early
On moving day you should be completely done packing your belongings in boxes so when the movers come, they can just get to work with a little guidance from you. Most movers charge by the hour, so don’t end up paying them to stand around waiting for you to finish packing.
Keep Boxes Uniform
Don’t use any more than four different sizes of boxes. Keeping boxes uniform will make it much easier to movers to stack and load boxes. The more efficient your movers work, the fewer hours you’ll end up paying for.
Put All the Packed Boxes in One Room
Keeping all your packed boxes in one room means the movers can stack and load everything much faster. Try to get as much as possible into the living room. If you live in a two story home, get as much as you can onto the first floor and leave the heaviest items for the moving company.
Disassemble Furniture Yourself
Most moving companies will be more than happy to disassemble furniture for you, if you’re willing to pay for the extra hours involved. Save yourself some money by disassembling furniture yourself and having it ready to lift and load up.
Keep First-Night Necessities Separate
Pack up all the necessities you’ll need for the first night in your car. That way, you’ll be able to easily access your toiletries, a change of clothes and other personal items.
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