Paying for movers can be helpful during any move, whether it is across town or across the country. Depending on the company, the movers will help load and unload the pods and will be better able to move large, bulky furniture such as couches, beds or dressers. Hiring long distance movers will allow for easier transport of vehicles as well with company employees driving the trucks and owners driving the cars.
A few tips should be followed when hiring movers. First, choose the company that best fits the needs of the move. If everything can fit into a small trailer, don’t hire a large truck. Also, make sure to look up prices and reviews before hiring movers to ensure hiring the best company.
Before moving, make a list of everything that is being moved and weed out anything that does not have to go. Old clothes, furniture, toys and decorations that are either broken or plainly not used should be sold, given away or trashed. This will allow as much room as possible on the truck and prevent clutter.
Once it is decided what is going, take inventory of what is there and what condition it is in. Then place everything in boxes labeled with which room they belong in to keep it all organized. Decide which rooms will need to be unpacked first so the movers can be instructed to load those boxes last. This will keep everything organized and reduce stress.
To ensure the movers don’t have to lift or stack anything too heavy, pack moderately sized boxes with varying light and heavy objects, with heavy objects on bottom. For example, books can be packed with movies or magazines with the books packed on the bottom.
Always converse with the movers to make sure things are running smoothly and that nothing is too difficult to be moved. Also remember that the movers hold the right to refuse to move something if it they consider it to heavy or dangerous to move.