Are you thinking about moving? Is it cross country or across the city? Here are some tips from our friends at EE Ward Movers that may come in handy when using a professional mover.
1. Make sure that someone is at home to answer the van foreman’s questions.
Many times the driver will have questions that only you can answer – it is important that you or someone you’ve designated be available throughout the move process.
2. Clearly mark and set aside items you don’t want loaded.
This will remind you to tell the driver what not to load as you conduct your preload walkthrough.
3. Pack special items for kids.
Have the kids pack a box of their “special items” and point this box out to the driver so it’s one of the first to be unloaded.
4. Clear walkways,
Make it safe and easy for your movers to get in and out of your house by removing all obstructions (rugs, floor mats, plants, etc).
5. Point out special items.
Point out boxes you would like to have unloaded first, if they are not going into storage. These boxes may include kitchen and bathroom items, or your children’s toys.
6. Read your bill of lading and inventory.
Make sure you understand all the paperwork you are signing before the driver departs. If there is something that is confusing to you, ask the driver to explain it before you sign it.
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