Hiring a moving and storag ecompany to assist you with a move can help you in many ways. It can help to free up more of your time, it can help to decrease your stress and it can help your move to go a big smoother. If you are hiring a mover to assist you with packing services, you are likely paying the moving service by the hour for this task. As such, you want to make the most of your time with the movers and have everything ready to go. Here are three tips to help you maximize your time with movers who are helping you to pack.
Get Rid of Everything You Don’t Need
Prior to movers arriving to assist you with packing and moving your belongings, take the time to go through what you have in your home, including drawers, cabinets and your closets. Far too often, people hire movers and don’t think they need to prepare for the move. But what ends up happening, is movers take the time to pack up and move items that you may never even use. This is a waste of time and money. Consider having a garage sale, donating belongings or just tossing out what you don’t use or need, to free up time and help declutter before a move.
Verify Who is Providing Moving Supplies
Another tip is to verify with the moving company who will be supplying moving supplies. This includes items such as boxes, bubble wrap and tape. Some companies supply everything that is needed to pack up your home, while other companies leave it up to you to provide the supplies. The last thing you want is for movers to arrive ready to pack and you not have any supplies on hand. So make sure you verify this information before they arrive so this scenario does not happen to you.
Make Sure Your Belongings Are All in Their Place
The last thing you want to do before movers arrive to help you pack is to make sure all of your belongings are in the right place in your home. For example, you may have dishes in the sink or the dishwasher. However, a mover isn’t going to check those places as they pack up your plates. As such, you may have plates that don’t end up in the same box as other plates if they are not grouped together when the movers arrive. This makes it challenging to find your items when you are unpacking.
Moving can be time-consuming and stressful. A professional moving company can assist you with many aspects of the move, including packing, loading and transporting your goods. If you are preparing to move in the greater Chicago, IL area, give Midway Moving and Storage a call today to determine what your needs are and all the ways they can assist you.