Things To Do With Your Mover Once They Arrive
Working with professional movers takes away stress. Besides, they lift all your heavy boxes and can also help you with packing and unpacking. Nevertheless, you must prepare adequately such that you leave the old house and enter the new one with the same burst of energy. You also would not want to delay the work especially if the company is billing you by the hour. The moment the movers knock on your door, they know their task is already spelled out. There are things they expect from you, and as the tips below show, you too should be ready.
Take them on a tour
The movers have never been to your house before and are eager to take stock of the items they will transport. Aside from the brief given by their dispatcher, they are in the dark. Therefore, show them around much as the realtor did to you when you first viewed the property. Use the little tour to point out items that they should not touch.
Ask about their timelines
As soon as the tour is over, get the crew leader to share with you their plan for the day. Find out details such as how long it will take them to load their truck and when they hope to begin their journey. If you are moving to another remote town, you will be eager to know the expected date of arrival. In case there are changes you were not aware of, the team leader now has a chance to apprise you on the status.
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Prepare snacks and refreshments
Owing to their tight schedules, professional movers may not have time for a snack break. Have some refreshments ready. To keep them hydrated, offer water or energy drinks. Doing so is not part of the moving agreement but a sign of courtesy and concern for the people you are going to entrust your possessions to.
Give them space
Once everyone is clear on what to load and what not to, you need not be hovering around the crew all the time. Your actions can make them feel intimidated since they already know their role. Keep yourself busy by running a few last-minute errands. However, do not go far or take too long as they will require your assistance when faced with challenges.
Tip your mover
Have some cash ready to tip the moving crew. No one said that you must, but tipping shows appreciation for guys that handle your property with care and are keen to see that it gets to its destination safely.
By taking the move team on an inspection tour, you make their task easy. It prepares them psychologically. On your part, knowing how long the task will take allows you to plan for things to do once they are gone. Surprise your movers by providing them with refreshments to keep them hydrated and energetic. Let them work without interference and hand out a tip afterward. Eventually, a stressful moving activity ends on a high note.
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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