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How to Prepare a Floor Plan For the Movers
Planning a move typically involves several “to do” lists before you go. While preparing for the physical departure from your current home is essential, you don’t want to overlook details associated with your new home inadvertently.
One vital element to remember is to prepare a floor plan for the household movers. This helps them know exactly where to put your belongings when they arrive at your new home. It also ensures you avoid heavy lifting because your more oversized items will already be situated where you want them to be.
Making a floor plan isn’t as complicated as you’d think. Here are tips on how to do it.
Think About the Layout
The first thing you want to do is think about the layout of each room in your new apartment or home. For example, how do you want your furniture arranged? If you have a specific preferred arrangement (e.g., your sofa sits opposite the TV), print out a floor plan and write down on the paper exactly where furniture should go. Writing it down also lets you see if a different arrangement might look better or if some adjustments might allow more space in each room.
Pro tip: Use a floor plan app to help aid in your planning.
Even if your furniture fits beautifully in its current space, your new home may have a different configuration. Be sure to take careful measurements of the new place to integrate into your floor mapping. This way, you can measure your large pieces and determine if they’ll fit the way you think they will. Measurements are the only surefire way to know if a layout is optimized. After an exhausting move, the last thing you want to deal with is dragging heavy pieces of furniture around to make them fit.
Consider the Flow of Each Room
In addition to the physical space of each room, it’ll be helpful to consider traffic flow and if the furniture arrangement is practical. For instance, you don’t want a large piece of furniture hindering access to any entryways or windows. Instead, try to create a plan that allows household members to move through each room effortlessly.
Floor Plans Help Both You and Your Movers
Floor plans are beneficial for both your movers and you. You can save money because you’ll know ahead of time which pieces of furniture or other belongings won’t fit in your new place. Since you’ll pay movers according to how much they are moving, you can reduce costs by donating or selling possessions before you go. This will also help with your packing and unpacking. You can arrange your boxes according to where your items will go and then label them to be placed in designated rooms.
Your movers will appreciate not having to figure out how to position the heavier, larger pieces, such as furniture. They’ll want you to be happy with your furniture placement when you arrive and will do their best to ensure everything is positioned exactly where you prefer.
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Are you getting ready to make a move? We’re happy to answer any questions you have about creating floor plans or other details about a move. Contact us today for a free estimate.