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10 Things Your Movers Wish You Knew

Posted by Steinway Moving & Storage on Jul 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When you hire a professional moving company to take the reins on your moving project, did you know that there are some things you can do (and others you should not do!) to help speed the process along even faster?

A smooth move comes from everybody working together. Here are things that your movers wish you knew:

PREPARING FOR OUR ARRIVAL IS SUPER HELPFUL

This means knowing if we’ll need access to a gate or an elevator. Can our moving truck drive up to your house? Will there be room to park? Do you live on a busy city street with limited parking or time constraints? You don’t want to have any surprises on moving day, especially anything involving our truck's access points.

IF YOU HAVE HEAVY ITEMS, LET US KNOW BEFOREHAND

Moving a piano? Some refrigerators? That hot tub? If an item may need some extra loving care, please let our movers know so that we can plan accordingly.

PACKING YOUR OWN ITEMS? HAVE IT ALL DONE BEFORE WE ARRIVE

Stragglers and non-packed items only make your movers' lives a little more difficult. :You know what they’ll really appreciate? If everything is packed up, taped, labeled and ready to go by the time they arrive!

PACKING LIGHT WOULD BE WONDERFUL

Be nice to your movers. Don’t pack heavy items in large boxes. For example, books should go into smaller boxes while blankets, pillows and lamps can live in those larger boxes.

EMPTYING YOUR DRAWERS IS ALSO WONDERFUL

Moving a dresser with full drawers just adds unnecessary weight to an already heavy and oddly shaped item. Instead, pack up your drawer items separately.

LABELING EVERYTHING IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL

Not only for your movers, but for you, too! Labeling which rooms those boxes belong in along with what items are enclosed in each box will save a lot of shuffling around later. If you want to be even more organized, check out our handy, color-coded moving labels.

EXTRA VALUABLE OR SENTIMENTAL ITEMS? SET THEM ASIDE.

Jewelry, cash and medicine should be handled by you personally. If you have other sentimental items that need to be packed (say, your Grandmother's fine china, for example), just let us know and we will handle those packages with extra care. 

LET YOUR MOVERS MOVE

We’re professionals – and we love our job! Step back and let us do the dirty work. We're there to do the heavy lifting. We’re used to working together, and we have a really good system in place. Letting us do our thing will help the move go as efficiently as possible.

DON’T DISAPPEAR – WE MIGHT HAVE QUESTIONS!

Make sure you're nearby in case your movers have any questions about where an item goes, or what they should and shouldn’t be moving.

WE’RE VERY THANKFUL FOR DRINKS AND SNACKS

Never required or expected, but it sure is appreciated by your movers! Especially to cool down on a hot summer day or to warm up on a cold winter weekend!

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