If you have just found a new place to move, congratulations! It’s time to start packing up, say your goodbyes and hit the road. However, with so many different parts of moving to think about, it’s easy to miss a detail here and there. Take a look at this advice, from our moving company to you, about how to keep your moving day smooth and clear of conflict.
Heavy and Fragile Items Move First
If you, like many people, find yourself still packing the night before the move, you may look at an item like a dresser or shelf full of items and assume that everything can be moved as is. However, what you may not know is that dressers and cabinets do not want to be moved. They are usually pretty heavy in order to keep them in place, and moving them without clearing out the items inside can lead to a broken furniture leg and damaged contents. Keep this situation in mind as you move. If the dresser is lightweight, take everything out before you move. If the dresser is a little sturdier, you may be able to leave behind items like clothing. However, if there is anything fragile inside, it should absolutely be packed elsewhere.
Think About Parking
We aren’t talking about parking your car. You will need to ensure that there is parking for your moving truck at both your current location and at your new home. When our moving company is on our way to your home and we ask you where we should park, keep this in mind! If we need to park too far away, this means that the move is going to take much longer than anticipated. Do your due diligence to reserve a parking spot at both locations ahead of time in order to ensure that your move is efficient and smooth. Keep in mind that any parking tickets or fees that pop up will be entirely your responsibility, which is no fun for anyone!
If you live in an apartment currently and are moving out, keep your living situation in mind. If your movers cannot get into your elevator without anyone else being in it, the whole process is going to take much longer than you may like. Contact your landlord ahead of time to see if you can reserve an elevator ahead of time. Buildings usually equip and protect the elevator with padding and blankets before the move even begins. Some places won’t let you move unless you reserve an elevator first and provide a Certificate of Insurance from your moving company. This typically needs to be received before moving really begins. Just ask your moving company for this ahead of time, and they should send it over with no problem.
Label Boxes with Rooms in Mind
If you want to make your move ten times smoother and easier, label each box with the room it needs to end up in. The last thing you want to do is open a box full of plates that somehow ended up in your bedroom and boxes of clothing all sitting in the living room when everything else has already been brought upstairs. By labeling the boxes with the room you want it to end up in, your moving company will place them right where they belong from the start. Also, labeling “fragile” will help movers know where to put boxes in the moving truck to ensure that they are unlikely to be damaged in transit. If you are really feeling nice, label boxes as “heavy” so that whoever lifts that box is prepared for the extra weight.
Contact a Professional Moving Company
When it comes to having a smooth move from one home to the next, you need a team of movers you can rely on. That’s why we at Suburban Solutions are here to help! We look forward to hearing how we can help you and your family as you get ready for your move. Whether that means helping you pack, load up, drive to your new home, and unload, or if it just means helping you get everything on the truck, we have you covered. Reach out now for a price estimate!