Moving day can be very stressful and exhausting, but if you’ve hired professional movers in Vancouver, it will be easier. Here are a few extra tips to make things go smoothly:
Hopefully, you have had plenty of time to prepare and your belongings are fully packed and ready to load. If not, you are likely still packing up the last of your things while the movers are loading what is ready to go. While they are professionals who know what they are doing, they may still have questions for you while they are loading, so make sure you are easy to find in case they do. This is even more important at your new home when they are unloading. If you have labeled everything as to the room it belongs in, the movers will have an easier time putting things in the right place, but you will still need to give input as to where you would like your furniture placed.
Plan your meals:
You will not want to be preparing meals or dirtying dishes during the move. Everything will be packed up already and you will be busy. Plan ahead and lay in supplies the day before so you will have quick, ready to eat options. Pre-made sandwiches, prepared vegetables and fruits, granola bars and refreshing beverages are great to have on hand for quick, nutritious meals and snacks. Of course, there is the quintessential “no-time-to-cook” option of ordering pizza. Always a yummy alternative!
Pawn off your pets:
If you have pets, especially cats or dogs, it is a good idea to ask a friend to keep them for the day, or take them to a kennel. Moving day can be stressful for them too, as well as possibly dangerous. Doors will be left open and pets disturbed by all of the unusual activity may bolt. You do not want to have to run around the neighborhood searching for Fido while your things are being loaded or unloaded.
Offload your offspring:
The same principles apply to your young children. They will likely be much happier at a friend’s house for the day, rather than having to stay out of the way during the move; and you won’t have to worry about occupying them so they don’t wander off or get hurt.
Yes, moving day can be stressful, but with professional movers and a bit of pre-planning, you can relax.