Preparing for the Movers to Arrive
Perfection Moving and Storage promises a perfect move every time. We can say this because we like to talk to our clients and fully understand your move requirements, ensuring you are properly preparing for the movers to arrive. Many people think hiring a moving company is a hands-off easy thing to do. However, proper preparation will certainly save you untold hassles and money.
First off, you should be clear as to what you want the moving company to do? Do you need us to pack stuff, or do you need us to move it?
There is a big difference between a four-bedroom house with everything packed versus a place full of unpacked stuff.
Preparing For the Movers to Arrive by Sorting And Purging
In the manufacturing world, people are very familiar with the term 5S. 5S has many parts, but it is essentially a methodology to determine what is needed and extra junk. In the end, you purge items you don’t need and better organize the things you plan to keep.
Most people typically start a month or two before their move day. This helps give you plenty of time to figure out what to do with the stuff you end up purging. You may choose to donate or sell some items individually. In any case, waiting until the last minute can cause chaos on moving day.
Know Where Things Go!
Not knowing where stuff goes can cause delays to your move and might even affect cost.
- Discard damaged, worn, or torn items.
- Create a pile of items that are in good condition you plan to donate.
- Segregate high ticket items so you can put some dough in your pocket in the process by selling them.
- Ask your moving company if there is anything they won’t move. Some moving companies will not move cleaning supplies, oil, fertilizer, pesticides, anti-freeze, paint, propane bottles or tanks, chemicals, flammable, explosive, or corrosive materials.
Identify and Mark to Identify How and What to Move
Be clear about the items you want the moving company to move to your new place. It is best to identify and mark each box clearly with the type and fragility, priority or order, destination or room, or other information that helps make sense when you unpack.
When you are preparing for the movers to arrive, you should keep valuable, particular, and essential items with you!
- Essential documents
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Sleep gear
- Sentimental items
- Select electronics
- Favorite entertainment items
We hope this helps you better prepare for your move. The best thing to do is to call Jorge at Perfection Moving and Storage for a full discussion about your moving needs. 720-491-9838