Relocating to a new home in a distant city or state can be stressful. Many homeowners opt to hire professional movers to alleviate some of the stress involved with a long-distance move. If you want to further reduce your stress on moving day, you need to be prepared to foster a positive relationship with your movers.
These three simple tasks can help you build a better relationship with your moving service so that you can make a stressful experience more enjoyable for everyone.
1. Take time to show the movers around.
It is customary to have a representative from the moving company complete a walk-through of your property before your move-out day to generate an accurate estimate. Because the moving company has been in your home in the past, it can be easy to assume that the movers know their way around.
Keep in mind that the movers who show up on moving day to load up your belongings are seeing your home for the first time. Show them around the property so that they are familiar with the layout. This allows the movers to form an effective plan for packing up your belongings as efficiently as possible.
2. Provide the movers with refreshments.
While it isn't necessary to lay out a meal for your movers, you should ensure that the basic needs of the individuals working hard to load up your belongings are met.
If you have already shut off the utilities in your home, bring along a cooler filled with ice and water on moving day. You can offer your movers a few healthy snacks to help keep their energy up.
Refreshments will keep your movers in better spirits and help reduce the stress and tension you may feel on moving day.
3. Be prepared when your movers arrive.
There are few things that can irritate professional movers more than having to wait on homeowners to begin their work. Be sure that you begin packing your home well in advance of your moving day.
Prepare any large furnishings or valuables to withstand the long-distance move. Avoid overloading your moving boxes, and ensure that all boxes are labeled properly to facilitate the loading and unloading processes.
Being prepared for your movers will help you foster a more positive relationship with the employees who arrive to assist you on your moving day.
Tensions can run high during a move, so it's important that you are proactive on ensuring both you and your movers are comfortable and prepared to complete the moving process.