What You Should Expect from Your Mover on The Moving Day
Finally, its moving day and you are over the moon with excitement. As you take stock of events leading to this day, you can sigh with relief knowing full well that everything has gone as per plan. You sorted your stuff, bought packing supplies and labeled your boxes. A trusted friend highly recommended the moving company you chose. They also promised that you would get satisfactory service. All utilities in the new home are secured, and there are no loose ends in the old.
So what should you expect on move day?
Arrival of the moving crew
The firm you contracted must have informed you of the date and time they would show up. Once they do, one of them - usually the supervisor should make introductions. Before letting them into your house, ask for proof of identification. The person-in-charge is the one you give instructions to and raise queries with.
After dispensing with the formalities, the team then proceeds to inspect the house. As the owner, you must show them around to enable them get acquainted with the task ahead. They should take inventory of all boxes and write it down. After completion, the team leader will share the report. Counter-check with yours and confirm that they align.
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Loading the truck
They now start loading boxes into their moving truck. First, from their assessment, moving staff must agree on the order of placing your household goods in the vehicle. Second, you should keep aside any stuff that you want to carry in a separate vehicle. Mostly, these are personal items or high-value jewelry. As they load, one of them crosses the package out from their inventory list.
Give them free access
Even as the movers do their job, you too should do your part by making sure that you do not get in their way. Plan your day by securing a parking slot, where they will park their van. Remain nearby so that if they require your assistance, they can get it quickly. Also, desist from giving suggestions or guidance on how to arrange crates or boxes in their truck. They are well trained and have experience in their work.
Sign the bill of lading
After confirming that everything is in the van or truck, the mover’s supervisor will provide you with a document that acknowledges they have received your belongings. It also contains other information such as transportation and delivery dates, conditions of the moving agreement, cost of the service and the moving company’s liability.
On moving day, your expectations begin to unfold. The crew shows up, introduce themselves and apprise on the items to transport. They take stock and keep you posted so that you are on the same page. Loading commences systematically. Yours is to let them have full access and avoiding interrupting the workflow. After completion of loading and checking that nothing remains behind, you get to sign papers acknowledging that you have handed over your household goods for transportation.
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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