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While the movers or removalists are at work, what should you do?

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The majority of people hire a moving company or movers so that they wouldn’t have to make any effort during their relocation. While you relax on the porch sipping lemonade, movers or removalists does all the packing and heavy lifting? That’s fantastic!

But the fact is that moving day normally comes with its own list of moving-related activities that the movers can’t accomplish for you. Although hiring an experienced movers company helps make the procedure of packing and moving much easier, there are still a few things you can do to assist.

Prior to Their Entrance

Preparation for the big day begins months ahead of time. In reality, most moving checklists begin around more than two months prior to your departure date. Although the most of the products on these lists are useful to you, there are a few things you can never overlook or postpone.

Complete the packing

Until you have hired a transport firm to pack your belongings for you, this is a task you would do on your own. On moving day, leaving the books and knickknacks on the counter, dishes in the cupboard, and clothes hanging in the wardrobe can irritate your movers or removalists and cause the movement to take even longer than it deserves to.

Before the movers or removalists firm comes, make sure you’ve safely packed all of your things into secure boxes and containers.

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The bed should be stripped.

Remove and fold your towels, covers, and pillow cases as soon as you get up on moving day so your movers or removalists can load the mattress into the truck and dismantle the bed frame.

Disconnect all electronic devices.

And if your movers or removalists are doing the packing, you can detach and unplug all gadgets and appliances before they approach them. Movers or removalists don’t want to be kept responsible if they mess up the entertainment or computer setups, so make sure everything is in order before they arrive.

Remove any unnecessary things

You don’t want to pay to move stuff you don’t want to hold, whether they’re packing or simply bringing it for you.

Downsize your home with any missing, unnecessary, or discarded things and waste as soon as you realize you’re packing, either donate, recycle, or sell them.

Boxes with markings

Mark the boxes with their location in the new house while you load them so the movers or removalists know where to place them. If some of the boxes contain breakable objects, mark them as delicate so the movers can properly load them into the vehicle. It’s also a good idea to mark the boxes that need to be unpacked first, including pet supplies or the kids’ toys, so the movers or removalists know to fill them last.

Measure the size of your furniture and the width of your doors

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Don’t believe the sofa would fit out the front door just because “it had to have come into the house anyway.” To get out of the home, measure doorways and furniture and see if you’ll need to dismantle those items. If that’s the case, let the movers or removalists know when they arrive.

Pack what the movers won't be able to transport

Don’t believe the sofa would fit out the front door just because “it had to have come into the house anyway.” To get out of the home, measure doorways and furniture and see if you’ll need to dismantle those items. If that’s the case, let the movers or removalists know when they arrive.

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Provide Refreshment

provide refreshment

It’s a good gesture to provide some refreshments to keep the movers or removalists crew sparked and hydrated as they lift heavy boxes, manoeuvre sofas through the corridor, and handle the stairs while struggling not to drop your Grandma’s china. Put up a platform with bottled water, coffee, and grab-and-go snacks so that everybody has somewhere to go when they’re tired. A refrigerator of ice will keep water pleasant all day, and a carafe of ready-to-drink coffee will keep you awake.

Enable the crew to take a lunch break at noon. You’re not expected to feed the whole crew, but if you do, make something simple and crowd-pleasing. such as pizza or sandwiches.

Keep the children and pets entertained

The energy levels of pets and children don’t mix well with a house full of movers.

If off-site treatment isn’t an option, make sure they’re kept out of the way. Food, water, toys, and a litter box or puppy pad would do in an empty space for pets. An iPad, some board games, or even a ride to a local park to blow off some steam would suffice.

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Eco friendly

man cleaning home

When your house is empty, it’s the best time to clean it. If at all possible, arrive at the new location before the truck arrives and give it a once-over. When everybody has left, do the same for your old house and get it move-in ready for the new generation. Clean up each room when it is emptied if you can’t do it ahead of time. When it is loaded into the tank, The building will be spick-and-span.

Re-check everything

Also the most meticulous packers are prone to overlooking a few things. Look at every room for any items that might have been forgotten. Dishwashers, medicine cabinets, the drawer under the oven, and the attic are all popular hiding places.

This is also the time to vacuum and clear the refrigerator and freezer(s). Your movers or removalists won’t be able to carry any extra food, so if you have any, just throw it out or take it with you. Walk around the house just before everyone goes to make sure all doors and windows are shut and all lights are switched off. Mold can flourish in a wet, humid climate, which you do not want to be held accountable for.

Don't get in their way!

Although you should probably point out delicate objects or difficult stairwells, you don’t need to drone over your team asking them how to prepare and transport each crate. Allow them to do it their way and rely on their skills. Your movers will come to you if they have a concern. This leads us to our next step.

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Don't Go Away

Don’t take everybody to Disney for the day because your movers might have a concern or a situation that demands your assistance.

Keep at least an individual on-site to supervise the relocation, deal with any unforeseen circumstances, and (at the very least) pay the movers or removalists.

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