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What To Do With Your Mover Once They Arrive

What To Do With Your Mover Once They Arrive
What To Do With Your Mover Once They Arrive

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.

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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. 

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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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