It doesn’t matter if you are moving across the country, to a new city, or down the street, every move can be stressful and difficult (if not done properly). To illustrate this, remember that on average, a house in the United States has around 300,000 things in it. These things can be as big as a bed or couch, to something as small as silverware or pens. No matter what the items are, there are a lot of them.
Even if you come up under the national average of 300,000 things in the home, there is still a TON of stuff to take care of, organize, and move properly without breaking. Making moving easier is a huge consideration anytime you need to move. Whether it is hiring commercial movers to help with the move, designing a new organizational system, or looking for moving services for large items (like a piano), there are a number of things you can do to ease the burden of moving.
As one of the most trusted and reliable moving companies in Newark Delaware, we thought we would share with you some of our favorite tips for having a safe and less stressful move. These are tips that we have gathered over dozens of years of experience and thousands of moves. This way, you can hire commercial movers or become “commercial movers” yourselves (sort of), because you will be prepared for a much safer and easier move.
Top Moving Tips from Commercial Movers
Book Far In Advance and Early in the Day: This is one of the most important things we can recommend if you are going to hire commercial movers. Booking far in advance and early in the day does two things for you. First, it guarantees you get a moving company to help on the day you need it. Second, as you can understand, moving companies usually can only guarantee the start time for the very first appointment of the day. This is because moves sometimes take longer than expected, or complications arise with traffic or with the homeowners not being prepared for the move as they should have been. You get the idea. If you book yourself to be the first person for the day, we can guarantee showing up exactly when you book. If you are prepared for us to show up, kudos to you too! That will help us be on time for our next appointment!
Think Through the Details: When moving, sometimes people don’t consider all the details. If you are hiring commercial movers, the details are very important to us to ensure we have all the proper gear needed and allocate enough time and resources to your move. If you are moving on your own, planning out the details can help you save significant time and energy as you go through the moving process. Be sure to think about how much space you will need on a moving truck, what types of fragile items you have that will need to be wrapped and handled with special care. If there are very large and awkward items that need to be moved, remember to mention those as well. All of this will help your move go as smooth as possible and protect your valuable assets during the transition from one home to another.
Pack and Box, Then Move: Pack and box EVERYTHING. This cannot be overstated. being packed and ready to go is extremely important both for hiring commercial movers or for moving yourself. We are happy to provide packing services for you, though it generally will cost you extra and it usually isn’t the most efficient way to do things. Be sure to label your boxes as you go, this will help the transition of the boxed items into the new home to be much smoother.
Heavy Items and Boxes: When packing, put the heaviest items (books, cans, paper files, etc.) into the smallest boxes. Each box should weigh under 50 pounds. This is not just for the ease of lifting and moving the boxes, but also for the structural integrity of the box. Most boxes are unable to safely carry more than 50 pounds, and you might find the bottom of the box splitting by ignoring this!