4 Things Your Moving Service Wants You To Do

Are you planning to move anytime soon?  Whether you’ve moved over a dozen times or are just now moving out of your college dorm room and into your own apartment, you need to have an experienced moving service ready to help you.

college movers Toronto and general moving services need to provide excellent references and proof of past work experience – but the responsibility of helpfulness and excellence isn’t entirely one-sided.  If you want to make moving day go that much more smoothly (and who doesn’t?) then take the time to read through our list of four ways you can help accommodate your movers.  It’ll make their job – and your move – that much simpler.

1. Make Sure You’re Available If Needed

While nobody really wants to deal with the stress, chaos, and hassle of moving day, it’s pretty essential that you do so.  You might not be the one dealing with boxes of books and heavy furniture, but there’s still a way that you can help – and that’s by making yourself available to the movers.  Moving services are good at what they do, but sometimes they’re faced with problems or are confused about whether or not a certain item needs to be packed on the truck or not.  Your availability can clear up any questions.

2. Think Of The Movers As You Pack

Often, you’ll want to toss every possible item into as big a box as possible, just to get packing over and done with.  But unless your movers have superhuman strength, they probably won’t be able to lift boxes that you can’t move.  It might take a little longer, but packing with care will ultimately help you move out faster.  And that’s always a good thing.

3. Keep Pathways And Doorways Clear

Easy access is something that a moving service likes to see in any moving job.  College movers might give you a little more leeway on this, as dorm rooms tend to be small and difficult to maneuver in, but you should still make everything as accessible as possible.  Let the moving service know about possible traffic jams, twisty streets near your house (or apartment), staircases that are oddly angled, and anything else you can think of.  The more information the movers have before the move, the better prepared they’ll be.

4. Mark Boxes As Necessary

You don’t want your grandmother’s set of fine china to enter your new home in shards, right?  Accidents like that are twice as easy to avoid if you label every fragile box as, well, ‘fragile’.  If a box isn’t labeled, a moving service has no idea whether or not the contents are a bunch of books – or glassware.  And they won’t be as careful with one as they would be with the other.  Additionally, it’s a good idea to write down which room each box is destined for.  That way, your movers will know exactly where everything goes and you won’t have to go digging around in the bedroom for plates and silverware.