Metcalf Moving Blog

November 7, 2017

What You Should Expect from the Best Movers in the Business

Moving is a pain. Why take it all on yourself if you don’t have to? The best movers in the business can make moving day an absolute breeze.

Whether you’re moving across the city, across the country or around the world, you want a mover that understands your personal needs. But it’s not enough to just understand them. The best movers will go above and beyond to exceed them.

If you’ve never hired a mover before, you probably don’t know what the process is going to look like. When will they show up? What precautions will they make to ensure nothing gets damaged?

Let’s take you step-by-step through the process so you know exactly how moving day will unfold when you hire a great moving service.

1. When Will They Arrive?

When you hire a good moving company, they’ll let you know well in advance when the crew is going to show up. They will also be punctual. If something gets in the way of showing up at the time stated, they’ll let you know right away.

When they arrive, there will be an operator who is typically the crew’s supervisor. This is the person to go to with any concerns or questions during the move.

2. Taking Inventory

The very first thing they’ll do is prepare a written inventory of your belongings. They’ll assess every item’s condition and assign it an inventory number.

You’ll then need to sign off on the assessment (if it’s fair), making sure nothing is missing or incorrectly listed.

3. Time To Load

After completing the inventory, your movers will start loading the moving truck. They’ll take special consideration on loading the truck in the best order possible.

If there are items you don’t want to be loaded, make sure they’re set aside from the other items. You may not want personal items or items of high value to be loaded.

4. Protecting Your Belongings

The best movers have very precise techniques on how they load and protect your furniture and other belongings.

Every piece should be pad-wrapped and taken from your home to the truck. The movers will load the truck from floor to ceiling in a puzzle-like technique that keeps everything safe while maximizing available space.

5. Avoiding Load Shift

If pieces aren’t packed tightly, often they can shift during transit. To avoid this, movers are careful to keep the fit as tight as possible.

Don’t worry if your items seem to be “mixed up” while being loaded on the truck. This is to keep the fit tight. You’ll advise the movers where everything goes once you get to your new home.

Now, Get Out of the Way!

You hired movers so you didn’t have to do the work, right? Relax and let them do all the straining and lifting.

Once your belongings are loaded, the driver will present you with a bill of lading which includes your estimate and expected delivery time (or date if it’s a longer move).

Make sure everything looks good before you sign. After all, you’re temporarily signing off your goods to the mover.

Time For Delivery

When arriving at your new home, it’s best to have two people available. One person can use the inventory checklist and inspect items being delivered. The other will advise the movers on where items are to be placed.

When everything’s complete, you’ll sign off on the bill of lading and inventory. Don’t worry though. If you later discover that something was damaged, you’ll still be able to file a complaint.

It doesn’t need to be caught while they’re still at your home.

Hiring the Best Movers Makes Moving Easy

So that’s the process! And you won’t even need to break a sweat.

If you’re in the Twin Cities or Rochester area, get in touch with us. We promise to make moving day easy on you.

After all, it’s what we do!

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Everything was absolutely perfect – so easy that all day on moving day I just sat at my sewing machine and my husband napped on the floor beside me. We treated the driver and crew to lunch after the move-in. They were so fun to spend time with.

- Gerald S.