Moving into a new home is an exciting life change. However, the key to making sure the moving process is not stressful or expensive is thorough preparation. Any move, despite the distance, comes with a lot of work when packing, transporting and unpacking your belongings. Hiring professional New York movers can help, below are a few tips to ensure you get the best moving experience with us.
1. Understand what can or cannot be moved
For some obvious reasons, professional movers do not move cash and valuables for you. For safety and liability reasons, there are some items moving companies will not transport; these include important papers, household chemicals, medicine, jewelry, pets, and food. In case you are planning to bring these items with you, ensure you pack and transport them yourself. This also avoids possible accusations if any of your valuables goes missing.
2. Finish packing before the moving day.
Packing before the moving day makes things easier when movers arrive at your premises. They can make an assessment of the load and plans on how to pack them in the truck easily. Having movers wait for you to finish packing up costs more time, this translates to a more expensive move.
3. Have a packing plan.
Before the moving day, decide whether it is you or the moving company that will be held responsible for packing and unpacking your property. If you decide on packing your belongings, ensure you use bubble wraps, blankets or plenty of newspapers for padding. It ensures your belongings do not break, of which the movers will not be held liable for. Make sure you have enough boxes; label them with your name, their content and intended room destination so that keeping track of every item will be easier. It also makes it easier for movers to unload your belongings to their respective rooms. Remember to tell your movers if something is fragile if you have not labeled the boxes clearly. If any box needs to be handled with utmost care or requires a “this side up”, inform them in time. Sort the boxes according to their weight once everything is packed to make loading easier.
4. Have an Insurance Cover.
Make sure all your belongings are financially protected whether you use the movers’ insurance services or not. We always hope for the best but prepare for anything. In a case where an accident happens, an insurance plan will cover losses and damages if any. There are various types of insurance coverage plans moving companies offer. A pound insurance plan is cheap and covers part of the damages and repair costs while a comprehensive insurance plan covers all the damages and losses.
5. Not sure how much to tip your New York movers?
The amount you tip movers depends on how long moving took, how it was and your experience moving with them. However, the general tipping standard is 10% per move. You can also provide snacks and drinks to ensure you and your moving team remain energized despite the weather.