When you’re preparing to move, there are some things you can do to make everything easier and faster for your moving company. Vancouver residents can save on labour costs and stress by taking some simple-but-critical steps. Here’s the first moving tip: Be sure you’re completely finished packing before your movers are scheduled to arrive.
Plan Time In Your New Home To Prepare
If you’re making a local move, set aside some time to go to your new home and get things ready for an efficient move-in. Be sure any interior doors that may need to be temporarily un-hung in order to fit furniture and appliances through them are down and safely stowed where they won’t be in the way but will be easy to access after the move.
Use painter’s tape to mark the walls where the furniture and any appliance you’re bringing with you will go. Label the door or door jamb in each room, so the movers know what you’re calling those rooms when you label the boxes that belong in them. If you really want to streamline things, you can purchase sets of colored labels or rolls of tape, so every room has a color. Be sure to put a sample of the tape or a sticker on the corresponding room in the house.
If you’re making a long-distance move, be prepared with these supplies and some markers in a bag that will travel with you, so you can go quickly through the house as soon as you arrive and get things ready for the movers.
Pack With Your New Home In Mind
By nature, most people tend to pack things according to where they were in our old homes. If you think, instead, about where you want to put them in your new home, you’ll have an easier time of finding things and getting settled in quickly. It’s a smart idea to number your boxes and keep an inventory in your phone’s notepad or a paper pad. Make sure everyone who is packing boxes is consistent in how they name rooms, so the movers are clear on what goes where. Nothing slows down a move and sucks up labour time like making your movers stop and ask where everything goes.
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