Know If You Should Supervise Your Mover As They Pack Up Your Stuff
Hiring a moving and packing professional is a decision that you need to take seriously. Do however, evaluate the costs and benefit of having a mover do all the work for you against packing and moving your property all by yourself. Fact is, having a reliable company handle all your packing and moving needs comes as a stress-reliever and is especially recommended when you are making a long distance move. This article answers your concerns over supervising your mover as they pack up your stuff.
Be ready for your mover
While supervision appears a great way to ensure that your mover packs and transports all your items safely, it might not be the only thing that you can do to ensure the packing and moving process is successful –being ready for the packing and moving process will do. Here are some of the ways you can help your movers and packers instead of supervising them:
- Sort our your items: Make sure you sort out all items before your mover arrives. Leave out items that only you can pack such as documents, food, and other valuables. You can as well dispose of any stuff that you do not need –you do not want to make the mover take a lot of time sorting out the items.
- Ensure that the fridge is defrosted and cleaned: Some tasks such as cleaning or defrosting your fridge are better done early as opposed to doing it on the day of the move. It is important to do some of these minor tasks before your mover arrives. You need to save as much time, packing and moving, as possible.
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- Start packing some essentials: Take some time to prepare your essential items for the move a few weeks prior to the day of the move; it can save the time that your moving company takes to pack all your items. Some of the essentials that you need to pack earlier include prescription medicine, valuables, documents, and other life-savers but ensure that they are within reach should you need them.
Assist the movers to be efficient in the packing process
You may opt to supervise your mover as they pack up your stuff but this does not guarantee that the packing and moving process will be efficient and productive. However, if you help them, you can be assured of a better outcome. Some of the ways to help in the productivity of the packing and moving process include minding the needs of your mover, and providing them with anything that can make the packing and moving process easy and efficient.
The process of packing for a move is often involving and in most cases, it might take a lot of time to pack completely all the belongings in the house. While supervising your mover pack your stuff might appear all right, it may not be the best way to guarantee successful packing or reduced time of packing but getting in the actual process will.
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 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.
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