Should You Help With Unloading Furniture From The Truck(S)?

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Should You Help With Unloading Furniture From The Truck(S)?

Should You Help With Unloading Furniture From The Truck(S)?

Your mover has just arrived at your new home. Tired as you are, you must be wondering whether or not it is prudent to assist them in unloading your furniture from the moving trucks. It would be a good gesture to help them, although in some cases, it might not be welcome or even necessary for a number of reasons. In this article, we address all your concerns on whether or not you should help your mover unload furniture from the moving truck upon arrival at your new home.

Distance yourself from the action

One of the reasons why you hire a mover is to assist you in packing, loading, and offloading. It is their duty to move your household goods from one destination to the other. As such, it is recommended to distance yourself from the unloading of the furniture from the trucks for several reasons:

  • Your safety: unloading items from a truck is not something that just anyone can do successfully. The moving crew has the necessary training and protective gear needed in the loading and unloading process.
  • Allow the mover to do their work: The mover has a role to move your items from your old home to the new one and that is what you are paying for. Distancing yourself from the entire process gives the crew enough time and space to do their work as needed.

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One of the ways to reduce the stress and trouble of moving to a new home (loading and unloading) is to hire a reputable moving company. If you want to help, find other ways you can make the unloading process easy and successful but do not take part in the unloading of furniture itself.

Others ways to help

Did you know you could help indirectly in making sure that the process of unloading the furniture from the moving truck is successful? Getting involved in the process of unloading your furniture can be risky for your health as well as act as a distraction to the moving crew. Considering the fact that movers have the necessary training to load and unload items, it is recommended to find other ways to help.

One of the ways you can make the unloading of furniture from the trucks easy for the movers is creating room to move freely. It can be hard and risky to move around a cluttered environment. Probably, there are other items, whether still in the truck, or around it, that can cause disruption as the crew unloads the furniture. Help to clear the way by moving such items –perhaps boxes, to a safer place to allow ease of the crew’s movement.

Moving to a new home especially with furniture can be a hectic process although it does not have to be if you hire professional moving services. While you might be tempted to offer your help unloading the furniture, it is important to note that your movers have the necessary skills, experience, and expertise to do the job successfully. Distancing yourself from the whole process is not only safe but it gives the mover enough time and space to do their job professionally.

Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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