Moving house always causes turmoil in your lives. It doesn’t matter if you are moving house for the first time or the umpteenth. It can seem a daunting task, but there are ways to make it easier. People who have moved several times should know the ropes by now, but unfortunately, people forget it has been a while. First-time movers especially may benefit from a few tips. We at Flash Moving are a professional moving company in Los Angeles with over nine years of experience. Because of that, we would like to give you some suggestions on how to prepare for a smooth and hassle-free move.
Do the Packing
Pack as much as you can inboxes. They are easy to handle and easy to stack. It makes the mover’s job easier and therefore faster. Anything that can’t be put in a box should be wrapped and protected with bubble wrap. Many moving companies offer a packing service too. Most will sell you the proper packing material if you wish to pack yourselves. Take advantage of one of these options. Don’t leave anything to the last minute.
Keep Essential Items Separate
A little forward planning will save you plenty of frustration. Figure out which essential items you will need immediately at your destination. Pack them separately. If you can’t make them yourselves, make sure that they are on the truck with the last items, so that they be immediately unloaded. Usually, these are basic kitchenware. The same goes for, fragile, sentimental, and valuable items.
Make Liberal Use of Labels
Label everything clearly. Unloading takes as much time as loading, so to save disorder and frustration at the other end, label everything. Also, have a checklist of all your belongings. Along with the checklist it is good to have a schedule of which rooms should be emptied first. The same goes for heavier items. Numbering boxes or bundles will also help to keep track of everything.
Don’t Obstruct Access
Keep doorways and passageways clear. This helps the rapid movement of the moving men. Make sure that the heavier or more awkward items are easy to get at. Stack your boxes on one side of each room. Easy access makes the workflow more smooth.
Keep Children Out of the Way
If at all possible send small children and pets like cats and dogs off to a friend’s or relative’s house. You can pick them up later when you are ready to leave. Having children underfoot slows everything down and there’s the potential for accidents too.
Sort Out What is Not Moving
There are some items that the movers won’t take. Find out what they are and either dispose of them or arrange a different type of transportation. Some of these are perishable goods or potential health and safety risks. Your moving company will advise you.
Making Moving Easy
These few tips will help your moving go smoother and faster when you hire a professional moving company in Los Angeles. We at Flash Moving speak from experience. If you are considering moving house don’t hesitate to contact us for a free quote or any other information through our website.