What to do during the Moving Consultation
When you are going through the moving consultation, it is vital that you are upfront and clear about all the possible hurdles that the movers will possibly have to go through. The consultation process is in place purely to ensure you receive the fairest and most comprehensive pricing check available.
Characteristics of Houses that Affect Prices
Terrain – we will first look for the alternate terrain. Anything from stairs to felt carpet to outdoor areas will affect the price and how it will pertain to your move.
Specialty Objects – There are countless specialty objects that we will consider in the event of a move. These range from safes and art pieces to gun racks and grills. We must always ensure our movers are in the safest possible hands.
Openness – Next we will look at how open the residence or business is. If it is easy to maneuver, this will make it easier on our movers and your wallet.
Cleaning – First, you should clean the house. This is good practice for when you are leaving a house or apartment because the next owner won’t have to go through the process and it’s a good first impression for the home in general. Additionally, cleaning up the house can make it easier to move because you will both. Cleaning the air of dust and loose particles that can affect performance.
Clearing – Next you will want to clear the area as much as possible. if you have kids or a dog, you know how difficult it can be to see the floor at times if there are a lot of toys or loose items on the floor. Clearing the air will make it much easier to move throughout the house and run the risk of possibly hurting your legs during the move.
Organize your belongings
Ease-of-Moving – When you organize an area and make it easier for the movers to pick up your belongings, you are making it much faster for them to move. The moving industry translates time into money, and if you can make it easy for them to make a full day a half day, it can save you money on your move in the long run. Additionally, it will make it much more organized for the next section.
Tagging – Tags are incredibly important, especially if they are color coded. If you can tag your belongings to know exactly what room they started in and where they are going, it can make the moving process and transition into the new home much easier than if you didn’t. We recommend either duct tape, post-it notes, or different colored strings or even just extensive sharpies.
Mapping – Finally, you want to map out where everything belongs. Chances are you know where you’re moving to before we get there. If you want to make the moving process simple and easy, make a map and color-code where everything is going to go. The more clear and concise you can make it, the faster the movers will get to escorting your belongings from one place to the other.
Coordinating the move
Often there will be a moving manager there, or the movers will know what they’re doing. But if you are the micromanaging type we highly recommend reading this section to know how to manage the move properly.
Managing – When you are managing, remember that you are managing the movers who work for the owner. They are there to help you as fast as possible and respectfully move your belongings. There is no need to shout or belittle people who are helping you move your stuff to a new location; please remember that we are all working together.
Clarity – Additionally, when you are giving feedback and help for us to move, be as clear as possible. If you find yourself pointing and saying ‘over there’ a lot, it is often doing a disservice because the movers are trained to keep their neck straight. So if you’re going to be specific, do so before they begin moving the objects, or you risk injuring the movers.
With Interwest Moving, it is always the best time to move. Our experienced moving consultation and our top-of-the-line trucks help provide a moving service that is unique and efficient no matter what the condition of the move is in. If you are ready to sit back and relax while we move your stuff for you, give us a call!