METCALF MOVING BLOG

December 4, 2019

Moving Etiquette: 5 Ways To Help When Using a Moving Company

Moving is often more of an undertaking than people realize.

Hiring professionals to take care of the job for you will relieve stress and make for a smoother transition.

However, once you’ve hired someone, there are still ways you can stay involved. Using a little moving etiquette will make things easier for everyone.

If you’re using a professional moving company for the first time, the process may seem a little unclear. That’s why we’re going over five ways you can help promote a successful move.

1. Let Them Know What They’re Dealing With

When a professional moving team knows what to expect on moving day, the process is much faster. Once you’ve hired a company, go over everything in detail with an in-home estimate.

A representative will come to your home to see what you are moving or perform an electronic virtual survey of your home. They will identify any potential challenges and give you a written estimate.

2. Allow Movers Space to Work

On moving day, you may feel like you need to chip in and help the movers. The truth of the matter is, it’s better to let them do their job.

Keep in mind that you are working with experts. They know how to examine the contents of a home and form the best plan of action for getting everything out efficiently.

This is also a safety issue. Giving the movers plenty of room to work cuts down on the possibility of accidents.    

3. Make Your Home Accessible

Movers will need clear entry points into and out of your home. They’ll also need to be able to park their truck as close to the house as possible.

If there are snow and ice on your walkways, be sure to shovel and salt the area thoroughly so the movers can safely move your items.

Freeing up your driveway for the truck makes things much more convenient. The less distance the movers have to cover while carrying objects, the better.

Another tip is to keep entryways and hallways clear. Consolidate furniture and boxes so that the movers have a clear path.

4. Be Ready for Moving Day

A mover’s job is much easier if your house is ready to go when they get there. There are several ways you can prepare for moving day.

If you’re not taking advantage of professional packing services, make sure you have everything packed beforehand. Labeling your boxes on the side helps the movers know where the boxes should go in your new home.

Make sure your appliances like refrigerators, washers, dryers, and other gas or electrical appliances are specially serviced by a trained professional before moving day to assure safe transportation.

5. Make Yourself Available

While it helps to give the movers room to work, don’t disappear completely. They should be able to find you if they have any questions.

If you prefer, designate one room where you and your family can hang out during the move.

Make sure to let the movers know where you’ll be if something comes up that needs your attention.

Make Using a Moving Company for the First Time a Success

You’re not going to regret hiring professionals to take care of your relocation. They’ll take a considerable amount of the workload off your shoulders and give you peace of mind.

When using a moving company, keep the tips discussed above in mind.

If you’re planning a move in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Metcalf Moving & Storage can help. Contact us today.

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