The experts at Motivated Movers in Birmingham, AL, are here to offer a hand once again. Check out these tips on what your movers want you to know before you move so that you can be as ready as possible come moving day!
#1 Do Your Research
There are some reliable, legitimate moving companies out there. There are also companies made up of a couple of guys with a truck and no license trying to trick you with their amateur website. Don’t get fooled! Do your research beforehand to select the right Birmingham moving company.
Every company is going to work hard to put their best face forward when you ask for quotes or basic information. Make sure that you are considering price, analyzing extra fees and costs, and evaluating reliability. Often, your best source of information is online reviews from previous customers. Get unbiased information directly from customers that have worked with that company.
When you are getting ready to work with your Birmingham moving company on prices and scheduling, if you are well-informed, you will be better prepared to negotiate.
#2 Pack & Prepare
When moving day rolls around, you don’t want untaped boxes and belongings tossed around your house. You should have all of your belongings well packed, labeled, and located in an easily accessible room. To keep boxes with fragile items from falling, stack them up against the wall.
Label everything clearly. You don’t have to list everything that is in the box. Try labeling boxes by room like “kitchen and dining room” or “kid’s bedroom.” This way, when it is time to unpack your boxes, you will know which items go where.
As you go, keep your movers informed. If they don’t know where “Melissa’s room” is, your label turns out to be useless. Before you begin your move, take your movers around to where all of your belongings are. Specify if anything is particularly fragile. Make sure they know where the bigger, heavier items are. And show them where the valuables are. In your new home or apartment, give them a quick tour of the space. Show them which room is where, so that they have a better idea of where all of your belongings are to be unpacked. That way, when all is said and done, you don’t end up with all of Melissa’s toys in Jonathan’s room.
#3 Tips Are Appreciated
Just like you’d offer your friends a beer or bite of pizza for helping you move, your movers would appreciate a tip as well. Tip etiquette can get tricky; however, we suggest a tip of about $20-$60. Movers work very hard to ensure your safety and the transportation and protection of all of your possessions.
On top of a tip, the only thing a mover loves more is a free lunch. Moving can be exhausting, and a little nibble will make your movers’ day. Take the time to stop for lunch and invite your movers to join.
Motivated Movers Has Got You Covered!
Birmingham moving company Motivated Movers specializes in commercial and personal moves, short and long distance. We are here to offer our quality services to you from packing to unpacking, and loading to transporting. Our professionals are licensed, insured, and dedicated. Learn more about Motivated Movers. Request a quote today!