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Your Role During The Moving Day
Your Role During The Moving Day

What is Your Role During The Moving Day?

There is a lot of work that has to be done when it comes to moving. You have to pack, change utilities, and find a reliable moving company and so many other things. The weeks leading to the moving day can feel overwhelming and even tiresome. However, that is nothing compared to the moving day where you have to wake up before dawn and start working even before movers get there. While the work of professional movers is to pack and load your stuff in the truck, what exactly is the responsibility of the home owner?

Call the movers

Ideally you should call the moving company a week before the moving day to confirm that they are still coming and that they have your address and time correct. However, you should also call on the morning of the move just find out if they are on the way and if they need any directions. Calling the movers will ensure there are no delays so that everything goes smoothly.

Pack

Even if you have hired full-service movers, it is still your responsibility to pack. The advantage of packing before the movers get there is that you will save a lot of time and all they will do when they arrive is load the truck. You also have a better understanding of your items and you will take the best care of them when packing. While movers are professional, they may not have the time or they may not be willing to handle your delicate items the way they are supposed to.

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Prepare meals

Whether you are making meals for your family alone or for everyone including movers, preparing the meals of the day is part of the homeowner’s job. However, it is not ideal to start cooking some gourmet dishes when you have movers in the house because you need to be present and helpful. The best thing to do is to prepare some dishes that can be frozen and packed the day before or just make snacks that people can grab and go. You can always order in some take-out if you don’t have the time to make easy dishes just as long as everybody is fed.

Be available

Even though the movers want you to get out of their way so they can work, you should not go missing completely. Make sure you are hanging around in case they need to ask you for something. You can be offering drinks, supervising the job and encouraging them while they do their work as long as you are not a distraction.

Remove distractions

The last thing movers need when they are carrying heavy furniture is kids and pets running under them. Not only is it dangerous but it’s also demotivating and shows lack of respect. The home owner should make sure that the children and the pets are completely out of the mover’s way even if it means sending them to the neighbor’s house.

When you do your part, it will be very easy for the movers to do their job too. A little help respect and something good to eat goes a long way in making the movers work even harder and take good care of your stuff.

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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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“I’m so glad I met you Joe!! A truly fortunate experience. Having to transport a car to Minnesota, I was stunned to see the company, who was supposed to take care of it, just vanish. I couldn’t reach them anymore, like they went bankrupt overnight. However, I was lucky enough to not pay anything, so I simply researched some more until I found A1 Auto Transport. Joe answered my call the first time and we soon agreed on a date and a quote. Unfortunately, I got caught up in work and forgot about it. The order was not confirmed, so Joe must’ve thought I changed my mind. I called him the next day and arranged for a new date. This time, I made a note on my phone and it went well. I replied to his email this time, and the driver arrived at a parking lot down the street on time, as promised. The driver was nice enough to not mention my previous mistake. He delivered my car in just 3 days. Upon careful inspection, there were no scratches or damage done to it during transport. Joe was there along with the driver and they both waited patiently until I was satisfied. Thanks!”

“A1 Auto is kind of like your favourite mom and pop pizza parlour, the one you can’t get enough of despite all the new, expensive avant-garde pizza shops that have mushroomed conspicuously across the entire neighbourhood and seem to have taken over the whole world...but not you. Because you value quality and genuine customer service, and know this business understands and works doubly hard to give you your money’s worth. I’ve been using A1 Auto Transport whenever I left California for business: they may not be the cheapest car transporters around, but the sheer professionalism, dedication, and heart they put into their work is just amazing and worth my every dime. I’m probably one of the most sceptical people you would ever meet. I’m rarely convinced when bombarded with dubious, self-congratulating ads of companies that look like they’ve spent tons of money on marketing materials just to lure your average guy in. A1 Auto Transport is the complete opposite of these companies. My car always arrived promptly on schedule, never with a hint of scratch or dirt or damage, and they keep me updated every step of the process. When you’ve found a company whose genuine care for their customers comes naturally, you stand by them no matter what. It’s the most logical thing to do.”

“A1 Auto Transport helped me move a vehicle to Iowa from Houston. I was a bit nervous, no knowing much about such services. Thanks to Joe, I was able to clear the fog a little. He answered all my questions and explained everything in a way that left no room for interpretation. The details were straightforward. I picked Sunday as the pickup date, since I wasn’t at work, and they accommodated me. The truck arrived an hour early, yet the driver patiently waited for me to arrive. He thoroughly checked my car for scratches or anything that might affect the transport then drove it onto the truck. I was given a 2 day time window during which the car was supposed to arrive in, and it got to Iowa in the evening of the first day. The trip didn’t damage it at all. Next time a friend wants to move, I’ll surely recommend A1 Auto Transport.”

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