#1 Secure Adequate Parking
Before the moving day, take care of parking arrangements for the moving truck. Contact the building manager if you’re moving to an apartment and inquire about the loading dock’s location or reserve a parking space.
For house moves, ensure there’s sufficient parking without inconveniencing neighbors. If space is limited, discuss arrangements with neighbors beforehand to avoid any issues on the moving day.
#2 Be the Point of Contact
Even with professional movers, you play a vital role in guiding the unloading process. Designate yourself or a family member as the point of contact.
Provide the movers with an inventory list and be available to answer questions about which items stay, which need to be moved first, and any specific preferences you may have.
#3 Utilize Proper Labeling
Building on the advice from a previous article, ensure that all your boxes are appropriately labeled with the corresponding rooms. This labeling system allows movers to quickly identify where each box belongs, streamlining the unloading process.
Your role is then to check each box as it comes in and provide guidance on furniture placement.
#4 Unpack Strategically
Professional moving companies often offer unpacking services. Prioritize essential boxes or let the movers handle them. Have a plan for each room before unpacking, preventing loose items from cluttering the space.
Start with the kitchen, focusing on items needed immediately, followed by the bedroom and bathroom. Take breaks between stages to avoid feeling overwhelmed.