Your ability to hire a professional moving team from a moving company represents a major shift in your life. After all, there is nothing better than being able to focus on the essential aspects of your move while someone else does all the heavy work. However, you may still have some concerns about what exactly happens during the packing process, and you can use these tips to work with the packing team so that every item arrives at your new location in perfect condition.
Prepare Your Clothing and Dishes Beforehand
When your packing team arrives, they set to work quickly to pack all of your belongings efficiently. While they will take care of every item that they touch, they do pack everything just as they find it. For this reason, you will want to make sure that everything that is to be packed is cleaned. Washing and drying your clothes, dishes, and other washables beforehand helps secure your belongings from damage.
Eliminate Unwanted Items
You also need to keep in mind that the packing crew is solely there to box up your belongings. Since they are not there to judge, they will simply pack up items such as old magazines and outdated clothing unless you make it clear that those are not to be touched. For optimum efficiency, go ahead and do some decluttering before the movers arrive. This way, you don't have to slow the team down by stopping them from packing something you no longer need. You can also use this time to pack up items that the movers cannot take, such as chemicals or food that represents a spill risk.
Plan to Do a Walk-Through
Moving companies like to be thorough, which is why you should plan to do both a pre-move and post-packing walk-through of your house. During the initial walk-through, you will have the chance to identify specialty items in your house, such as artwork that requires special care during the packing and transporting process. You can also do things such as point out the purpose of each room so that the movers can label the boxes accordingly. For example, knowing that a box is from your child's bedroom makes it easier to unpack later. You will also do a final walk-through after the packers are finished to make sure that every item is carefully packed away.
Hiring professionals to do the packing takes the heavy weight off of your shoulders. Now that you know how to get your belongings ready to be packed, you can rest assured that all will go smoothly when the packing team arrives.