Moving can be a stressful and chaotic experience, and the arrival of professional packers is just the beginning. To ensure a smooth and efficient move, it's important to prepare for the packers before they arrive. Here are some tips on what to do before the packers come to your home. First, make sure everyone in your family is safe.
Keep children and pets in a room away from the packing action. It's also important to clean up before the packers arrive, as cluttered homes can be inefficient workspaces. Second, take out any items you plan to move yourself. This includes houseplants, as some packers and carriers may not handle them in local moves.
If possible, arrange for your children and pets to spend the day with friends or family while the packers are on site. Third, reserve a bedroom, closet, or bathroom for items you don't want packed. This will prevent them from being inadvertently packed. Additionally, having a cooler full of drinks available for the packers will help them work more efficiently.
Fourth, have everything ready when the packers arrive. This includes packing some boxes of essentials that you've already placed in the no-pack area. It's also important to have a family meeting to discuss what to expect when the packers arrive and what role each member will play during that phase of the move. Finally, get rid of any items you won't need again before the packers come.
This will help reduce the total weight of your shipment and lower your moving costs. By following these tips, you can ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible when professional packers arrive at your home.