Telling That Your Mover Is Doing The Right Thing
After spending so much time looking for houses, going through the documents and finally holding down that house, a move can seem like a minor detail compared to that. However, a bad move can also ruin the experience of having a new house. So how do you ensure that you have a smooth move and that your movers are doing the right thing?
Do your due diligence
Don’t just pick the first company you see online to help you move. Take some time to actually research a few moving companies, read their online reviews, check out the credentials and BBB ratings as well as licenses and insurance. If something feels fishy about the company, don’t go with it because there is always a better choice.
The worst thing you can do is to disappear when movers are taking your stuff out. While they may need you to stay out of their way, be sure that you are available and you can see everything that is going on. If possible, stand beside the truck so you can watch them as they load your stuff in the truck. Being available will also mean that you can provide anything they need and answer questions.
Have other people around
Make sure you are not alone during the moving day. Since you can’t be at two places at the same time, have another family member or two to stay in the house if you are the one supervising the loading of the truck. Movers are less likely to misbehave when there are people watching over them.
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Be nice to the movers
Become very friendly with your movers to the point that they are careful about all your stuff. On top of giving them compliments and being nice, offer drinks and snacks along the way to keep them motivated. Being involved in the move and having a close relationship with the movers is the only way to know if they are doing the right thing.
Document the entire move
It is recommended that you take pictures of all your items after you finish packing and after you unpack. Additionally, take photos or a video of what is happening during the move. Not only will it keep the movers on their best behavior, it will also serve as evidence later on for you.
It is one thing to hang around the place during the move and it’s quite another to see the stuff that is happening. Keep your eyes and ears open for any weird behavior and whispers coming from the movers. Take a mental note of everything that they are doing and always follow your gut.
Moving involves a lot of delicate and expensive stuff that can break and lose their value. On top of supervising the movers to make sure they are doing the right thing, be sure to handle valuables and such delicate items on your own instead of leaving them to movers.