Hiring professional packers to help you and your family move is a smart decision. You can save time and ensure your home's furnishings are moved in a safe and efficient manner. If this is your first time using packers, you likely do not know what to expect. To help you prepare for their arrival, here is what you need to know.
What to Expect from the Packers?
The packers will perform several tasks before they start packing your belongings. For instance, they will take precautions to protect your flooring, assess the items that need to be packed, bring in their packing material, and then split the job into sections.
The packers will load up everything that is in each room unless you have designated some of the items to remain. Once the items in a room are packed up, they will move onto the next room. If a box from the previous room was not filled, it is likely they will carry it with them to the next room and continue to use it until it is full. Doing this helps to keep the items in the box stable during the move.
While the packers are there, you need to be present. If you have children or pets, you can avoid an accident by making sure they are at a friend or relative's home. If you do keep them at home during the packing, keep them out of the way of the packers to avoid injuries and delays.
What Can You Do to Prepare for Their Arrival?
There are several things you can do to prepare for packing day, but one of the most important is declutter your home. The packers will pack up any items that are in your home. If you have already removed those items you do not want to take, you can avoid a delay while you attempt to sort as they pack.
In addition to this, you need to get rid of any items that the packers will not pack. When you contract with the moving company, you will be provided a list of things that the packers will not touch. The list can vary, but it usually includes hazardous materials, such as flammable materials and weapons.
You also should prepare a survival box to take along with you. The box can include essentials that you and your family will need for the first few nights in your new home.
Talk to the moving company to learn of other ways you can prepare before the packers arrive.