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December 15, 2023

Moving Soon? Here's What Your Mover Wants You to Know

moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

When you are moving and hire professional movers in San Antonio to assist, there are a couple things that you can do and other things which you most likely should not do to help nail down a smooth moving process. A simple move occurs when all parties work collectively which means that you must understand if you need to assist and when you need to move out of the way.

Below are things that your local moving company in San Antonio wants you to understand.

1) Nobody enjoys Surprises on Moving Day

This piece of advice ought to be mentioned when you are receiving your moving estimate, and it happens to be uber critical, hence it’s worth mentioning. If you have difficult items, such as a piano, refrigerator, or hot tub, that you want to be moved, always communicate that to your moving company in San Antonio. A few items may require additional preparations, equipment, or men to move, so it’s never a good idea to “surprise” your local or long-distance professional mover in San Antonio with unforeseen belongings on moving day.

2) Be Organized for the Movers Arrival

Do you reside in a gated community or perhaps an apartment complex which has an elevator? Can the moving truck without issue arrive at your home? Take a minute prior to moving day to go through the particulars of where the moving van will park and what the path to and from the moving truck is like. If you need to get a parking or elevator permit from your building manager, be sure and take care of it far beforehand.

3) Finish Up Packing Before Moving Day

When you are doing your own packing, make sure that it’s completed prior to moving day. This means that every box is taped up and properly labeled. To help things move even more rapidly, efficiently place the packed boxes in a central location in your house, for instance the garage or the living room so that the local moving company workers can without issue load them onto the moving truck.

Pro tip: Never use masking tape on your boxes. Use packing tape instead.

4) Never Pack Heavy Items in Large Boxes

There are guidelines for what to place in which size boxes for a reason. Pay attention to these suggestions. Things that are weighty, such as books, must be placed in in small boxes. Belongings that are fairly light, for instance towels and blankets, can go in large boxes.

5) Plan to be Available on Moving Day

You or someone that you know needs to be available for the entire moving day in case your movers have any questions regarding which items they should and shouldn’t be moving. And, a trustworthy adult should be present to sign all the mover’s paperwork.

6) Let the Movers Work

You may think that you are helping when you lend a hand to move the hot tub, yet it’s normally a better idea to stay out of the way. You can point the movers to the right rooms and answer questions, but beyond that, let the long-distance professional movers in San Antonio do the heavy lifting so that the move will go as flawlessly as possible.

If a move is on the horizon, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio would love to help. Call us now to get started on your free in-home estimate or video survey.

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