Planning a Move with Kids
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Planning a Move with Kids

I feel kids are one of life’s greatest gifts to parents. However, planning a move with little ones in your home can be extremely stressful. While you vigilantly pack belongings in boxes, your kids might begin determinedly unpacking them. Or you may not find the time to pack your things until your children go to bed at night. At that point, you might feel too tired to get started. If you can relate to these scenarios, consider hiring a reputable moving company. Professional movers can do the heavy lifting for you while you do what you know how to do best, take care of your kids. On this blog, I hope you will discover the undeniable benefits of hiring a moving company and how you can handle a move stress-free.

Planning a Move with Kids

Six Things Movers Want You to Do to Prepare for Their Arrival

Florence Gomez

Movers will appreciate if you do some things to prepare for their arrival. If your preparations help to speed up the moving process, you may even be able to save money on your moving costs. Making preparations doesn't only make your move easier on your movers. It also makes things easier for you and for neighbors at both your old and new homes. The following are six things movers want you to do to prepare for their arrival to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible:

Finish packing

The number one thing you need to make sure you do before your movers arrive is finish packing. You'll be surprised at just how quickly and efficiently professional movers can load your boxes up and deliver them to your new home. But if you attempt to finish packing as your movers are working, you may get in their way. You may also find that your movers quickly get ahead of you and have to sit around waiting for you to finish packing, causing them frustration and costing you money.

Prepare your new property

You need to make sure that your new property is unlocked and prepared for the unloading of your possessions. Finish any renovation projects before moving day to avoid having obstacles or hazards at your new property that your movers will have to work around. 

Clear some space for their truck

Moving trucks take up a lot of space. You need to work out where movers can park their truck when they arrive to load up and where they can park it to empty it at your new property. Make sure you clear a spot that's close to your home's entrance and that won't interfere with your neighbors during the moving process. 

Work out a labeling system

Your movers can do their job more easily if they know exactly where to put items in the new property. You should work out a labeling system that indicates where boxes are going and explain your system to the movers quickly when they arrive. 

Label fragile items

Your movers don't want your fragile items to become damaged any more than you do, because they can sometimes be held liable for the damage. Movers appreciate it when customers take the time to point out fragile items and to clearly label boxes of fragile items. 

Be available to communicate

A lot of things can come up during the move that will require movers to communicate with you. It's best if you're present to answer questions and to help your movers to get the job done as efficiently as possible.