Moving Day: How to Best Help Movers During the Move

Now that you have made the proper preparations before moving day, and the big day has arrived, you want to make sure you can be of help without burdening the movers. There are a lot of tasks you can do during the move to aid movers and ensure that your own moving experience goes smoothly.

Moving can be a stressful experience for everyone, including the movers, but with your help, the process can be made a lot easier. Moving day doesn’t need to be a headache, especially if you made preparations beforehand and everything is packed and ready to go. The next steps are just around the corner. This guide can help ease your mind and provide you with a few tips on how to best help your movers throughout the day.

Moving Day

Keep Your Home and the Movers Safe

Safety is always key to any successful transition. Avoid a major accident by supervising your movers and clearing your house of any obstacles or surfaces that may impede your or their safety. Keep in mind that movers will be carrying heavy items as well as constantly moving in and out of your house all day, so make sure to have a lot of space ready.

Clear the space of any loose wires or uneven surfaces that can be tripped on. Make sure your front doors are kept wide open for ease of access. Clear all obstacles away from the sidewalk and outside area as well. The path between the house and the moving truck should be as seamless as possible.

Help Carry Your Things

Although it is the movers’ jobs to transport your items for you, it is always nice to have help. You can make the process go faster by offering to help lift and carry some of your own items as well. Keep movement at a consistent back and forth pace by providing an extra hand when necessary.

Professional movers will likely have years of experience when it comes to loading and unloading a truck, so don’t pack your items into the truck before discussing it with the movers first. They may have the best plan for packing a truck that you might not have thought of. However, you can still help by sticking to their packing plan and carrying items when their hands are too full.

Mark Your Items with Instructions

Without instructions, the movers will take every item they see and load it into their truck. But there may be some items you don’t want them to take. These items should be clearly marked. Designate an area of your home to put items that you want to keep behind, or that you prefer to move yourself. Simply write “Do Not Take” to let movers know not to touch those items.

Many individuals may feel more comfortable moving certain items like jewelry, unmentionables, toiletries, and other personal items on their own. When the movers arrive, it can often seem like strangers are walking through your house and handling your familiar household items. Keep your most precious items close to you to prevent them from getting lost or damaged.

Keep Movers Up to Date

Naturally, your movers will need to know a few pieces of vital information in order to establish a successful move. They will need to be informed on where you’re going and what you want the movers to do with your furniture and other items. Before movement and delivery, make sure your movers are aware of:

  • The address of your new home – double- and triple-check it if you have to!
  • Date of delivery for your items – do you need them right away, or are they being taken to a storage facility?
  • Your phone number and personal contact information, in case the drivers are lost or items become missing or damaged.

By staying up to date, keeping to a schedule, and helping as much as you can by preparing beforehand, you can help make the move an easy and streamlined process. You can even offer refreshments or snacks to the movers who will be hauling large pieces of furniture around all day. Make it a pleasant experience and the move will be done in no time.

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Moving Tip

  • Get rid of the junk! Get rid of anything you don’t need or want, it will make packing that much easier and save you money.The more stuff you have will increase the time and or weight of the move and will cost you more money!
  • Do not move jewelry, money, coin collections, etc. Keep these items in your possession.
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