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How to Prepare for Professional Packers

Professional Packers

  1. Hiring a Professional 
  2. Get Organized
  3. Get Rid of Things You Don't Need
  4. Separate Things You Want to Move
  5. Label Boxes
  6. Back Up Your Hard Drives
  7. Get Rid of Clutter
  8. Make Your Needs Clear
  9. Get Some Snacks Ready for the Packing Team  

1. Hiring a Professional  

In order to execute a successful move, you must begin preparations long before the movers arrive at your home. Smart packing strategies make the process of moving much easier and more efficient for the customer. For many people, hiring a professional mover is a great decision for moving with minimal effort. Not everyone can afford the costs of a professional packer. However, if you can afford a team of packers, just because you are hiring a professional, does not mean you are free to relax throughout the entire process. Come to think of it, how could you possibly relax when all of your items are in the hands of someone you don’t really know? You will have to apply some common sense if you want to ensure the safety of your goods throughout the moving process, then you should follow some of these simple tips to get your items ready for professional packers. Following these simple guidelines will ensure that your goods make it through the difficult process of packing without damage.

2. Get Organized

Do the dishes, laundry, and anything else that can be cleaned up to ensure that there are no messes to clean up when the packers get there to put all of these things in boxes. This makes it much easier for the packing team to do a professional job and it is also simply beneficial during the moving process. 

3. Get Rid of Things You Don't Need

Before the movers arrive, you should divide things into piles for donating, trash, and give away/sell. Label these piles accordingly, and tell the movers to leave them where they are.

4. Separate Things You Want to Move

Do this before the movers get there. Most people want to move medications, electronics, paperwork, and jewelry themselves. Place these items in a box and move it to the new location before the movers get there, or put it in your car to ensure that it does not get mixed up and lost in the sea of boxes.

5. Label Boxes

You can set up boxes before the professional packers arrive to save both time and money. If you are getting a box ready to move your master bedroom, label the boxes as such. Put a sign in each room so the movers can label any additional boxes they will need. This ensures that everything is put where it needs to go in the new home.

6. Back Up Your Hard Drives

Invest in a portable hard drive or use cloud storage to copy the contents of your personal electronic devices. This will be invaluable in the event that your electronics get damaged during the move.
Alert the movers to items of high-value. You can once again implement the label system to separate these high-value items from the rest of your stuff. It can be a vintage end table that is worth a lot of money or a teddy bear that you’ve had since you were 2. Either way, items of value should be separated from everything else to ensure that they aren’t damaged, and are handled with the care they deserve.

7. Get Rid of Clutter

Professional packers can function more efficiently if they are given an ample amount of space to work with. Make sure that any areas that could be used by the packers are kept open and clear.

8. Make Your Needs Clear

Tell the packers what you want before they begin work. Be sure that you are there if the packers have any questions. Do a walkthrough of your home after the team is done to ensure their performance is on par with what you were expecting.

9. Get Some Snacks Ready For the Packing Team

Providing your packers with some snacks and drinks will give them the energy they need to finish your packing job to their fullest ability.

Put in a little work ahead of time to avoid common packing headaches. The last thing you need when you are getting situated in your new home is to be left wondering how your cooking utensils ended up in your attic. For more moving advice, as well as how to avoid common mistakes when moving, use the resources available on Moving Authority's easy to use website.  

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