There are several things you can do to help your movers be as efficient as possible, which can then save you time and money. Begin by taking a quick walk around your home. Look at the access to your driveway and if you see any obstacles like low hanging wires or branches, which could prevent the moving truck from parking closer to your home, have the wires tightened or the branches trimmed. The closer the movers can get to your home the shorter their distance will be carrying boxes and furniture to their truck, and the less time they will need to be at the job.
You should also inspect the entry doors to your home, garage and other areas of you house and make sure that your movers will have plenty of space to safely enter in and exit out of your home. If boxes or furniture block the entry to your home, consider stacking them elsewhere for your movers. When entry ways are cleared up, movers can quickly maneuver furniture and boxes to where they need to go.
It may not have crossed your mind, but pests like hornets and bees that have nested near entry ways can cause delays as well so you’ll want to have them removed before moving day. Loose pets can also lead to unnecessary delays because they can often end up in the way of a mover’s path or even trip them up while they’re carrying furniture or boxes. Try to have all pets out of the home in the backyard or arrange for an offsite pet sitter if possible.
Finally have electronics like televisions and other equipment disconnected and packed up so your movers can just grab and go. If your furniture can be disassembled to a reasonable point, you might consider doing that as well to save time. For example, bed frames can be taken apart as well as dining tables and kitchen tables. Simply lay a pad or blanket on the floor, flip the table and remove the legs. The movers will handle the rest.
Make sure if you have packed your boxes that they are closed and sealed with tape. You’ll also want to remove any glass shelving or hardware from cabinets and hutches, and if you’re up to the task disconnect your washing machine and dryer so save even more time. Anything that you can easily do yourself before moving day is potential to save time and money.
Whether you’re planning to move locally, or out of state, plan ahead and within reason, do what you can to save time and money. You’ll help your movers to be as efficient as possible. If you would rather your movers do everything for you so that you don’t have to lift a finger, than that is perfectly fine too. Call The Liberty Group Company today!