What to do Before Home Movers Arrive

By · February 6 2021
What to do Before Home Movers Arrive

Anyone who has experienced moving home will say it’s never an easy process. The planning and preparation will take much longer than you thought it would be. It’s understandable because we all wanted to ensure that things will go smoothly on the actual moving day. 

Hiring home movers is one of the best ways to ease your moving process. But even if you do so, there are still preparations you will need to do before home movers arrive so that you can streamline the process.

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Pack your items properly 

DIY packing can help you save a good chunk of money when moving. So if you plan to pack on your own, make sure to do it in advance prior to the day of your move. You need to have proper packing materials to ensure the safety of the things you have to pack.

It’s also advisable to label your boxes with their corresponding room in your new house so that the movers will know where exactly to put those upon unloading. 

Secure your jewellery, small electronics and other valuable items

Movers will recommend that items such as jewellery, small electronics, cash important documents and other valuables should be moved by yourself. So before all this got mixed up with your other items during the moving day, ensure that you have packed this separately and bring it with you on your travel to your new home.

Home movers will no take responsibility if these items got lost so it’s important that you secure them ahead of time.

Create an inventory list of the things you are moving

To keep track of all the things you are moving, you must create a detailed checklist of the things you have packed and moved so when you arrived at your new home and begin unpacking, you can just tick off the item from your list. Easy to remember what things you have moved and see if an item got lost during the transit.

It’s also helpful to take photos of your items like appliances and furniture. In case you discover any damage upon its delivery, you can show the condition of your item before it was moved and you’ll have proof that the damage occurred in the hands of the movers.

Know where movers can park their truck

Before the movers arrived, you should plan out where they can park their truck. Clear out your garage or driveways of any vehicles. If you share a driveway with your neighbours, let them know of your moving day schedule and ask for their permission. And if you live in an apartment, talk to your property manager and ask what requirements you need to secure a spot to park your mover’s truck.

Clear the pathways inside your home

Clear pathways will help movers easily shift your things from your house. Ensure those traffic areas like doors, hallways and stairs are free of any obstructions. Remove baby gates, rolled up rugs and any mess on the floor that can cause your movers to trip while they are moving your stuff. You don’t want your items to get damaged from being dropped on the floor, or worst, cause any injury to your movers.

Keep small children and pets out of the way

The condition of your home during your moving day is not suitable for small children and pets to be running around. Having them around will distract you or the movers causing delays or even accidents. So enlist someone to keep an eye of your kids or pets during the moving day. Hire a baby/pet sitter, or you can ask friends or assign a family member to watch over while you’re busy facilitating your moving day.

Protect your home for the move

Ensure your floor is protected from outside elements that can cause damage to it. Before your movers arrived, cover your hardwood floors and carpet with blankets or tarp. You can also use plastic films. It can be easily installed and can also prevent you or your movers from slipping.

Prepare some drinks and food for you and your movers

Lifting heavy boxes and furniture is a gruelling task. Show your appreciation to your home movers by giving something to fuel them up on your moving day. Prepare some snacks like sliders, sandwiches, pretzels or chips, and some bottled water. This is not only for them but for you and your family members who for sure will be busy helping to ensure a smooth moving process.

Hiring home movers can greatly help in ensuring a successful move, but they also need your cooperation to do so. Being prepared before they arrive can help avoid any delays, misunderstandings and accidents from happening on your moving day. 

But if you’re still looking for a reliable home mover, Wise Move is where you can streamline your search for a trusted home mover, may it be in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch or wherever you are in NZ. Submit one listing now and get multiple quotes from NZ’s trusted moving companies in no time.

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Frankton, Hamilton
Tweed Street
Jessica G.
Reviewed 17 hours ago
They helped us with a house move from Hamilton to Christchurch. On the day of the move the truck arrived well on time and everything was loaded and good to go in pretty much one hour! Matt was a great help and really friendly to deal with. As agreed on, the truck arrived two days later in Christchurch and unloading was done quick and efficiently! Just remember that, as reflected on their price, you can’t expect everything to come out without any scratch if you don't wrap it yourself. We made sure everything was good to go on the day of move and wrapped our more valuable stuff in bubble wrap, plastic wrap or in sturdy boxes. That worked great for us and made their job a lot easier I imagine.
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Thorndon, Wellington
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Whangārei Heads
One Tree Hill, Auckland
Reviewed 1 day ago
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