Moving day can only be described as an exercise of controlled chaos, but when it comes to hiring a removalist to give you a hand, there are things which are helpful to them and things which are not. As a homeowner who has never used a household removalist before, here are a few do's and don'ts which will keep everybody happy on moving day.
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The job of your household removalist is to safely transport your belongings from household A to household B without fuss or damage and in an efficient manner. There are several things you can do before and during the moving day which are helpful to your moving team. These include:
- Ensuring easy access to the front door by clearing everything off the path which could be an obstacle
- Packing all belongings in sturdy boxes which are properly taped shut to prevent belongings escaping
- Labelling boxes clearly so the removalist knows which room to deliver it to at the other end
- Making sure all valuable items, medications, and important paperwork are kept aside to travel with you
When you keep these thoughts in mind, the moving day is a lot easier for yourself and your removalists. There are several common issues which removalists run into, so here are a few don'ts for the moving day.
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One of the most common issues a removalist comes across is a home which is not ready on a moving day. When the truck arrives, this is not the time to still be frantically throwing items into boxes. Not only is this the easiest way for your precious items get broken, but it also puts so much stress on yourself. Make sure that the packing is done before the truck arrives.
Secondly, try to keep all family members, especially young children and small pets, out of the way of your removalists as they are moving your things out of the house to the truck. This is particularly important when heavy objects are being moved as they could be dropped on either a child or a pet. If possible, have younger members and pets out of the house completely on moving day so you don't need to worry about where they are or what they are doing.
Finally, when your household removalist arrives on moving day, ask them specifically what you can do to be of assistance. By doing so, communication is open and the move will go quickly and smoothly as you and your removalists work together.