Hiring on movers (such as those from Absolute Moving Company) isn't something that you probably do very often in your personal life, so you might be clueless when it comes to general etiquette with moving teams. There will be movers in your home doing a labor-intensive task on your behalf. Don't underestimate all of the detail and planning that goes into this arduous task. Here are four helpful things you might want to consider when movers are doing the heavy lifting.
1. Be Prepared for Tipping
It is a good idea to have some cash set aside the day of moving. If movers do something out of the way to help, like put together a piece of furniture for you, recognize this and tip accordingly. If there is more than one mover, try to tip those who helped directly. Usually ten to twenty dollars for each mover is a nice gesture but is totally up to you and your level of comfort.
2. Be Accommodating
If your move is going to take more than a few hours, you need to make your home available to movers in some aspects. Designate a bathroom for their use. Have bottled water on the ready and accessible especially on a hot day. If you are feeling generous, some snacks are always nice but not expected. Your house might be in shambles from moving, but you can still make this accommodating.
3. Accidents Happen
Of course if a valuable that you insisted to handled with care gets damaged, you are going to be upset. On the other hand, if the wobbly desk you built yourself from a cheap kit falls apart during moving, let it go and don't blame the movers. For expensive items, either move smaller ones yourself or be sure you have insurance in case accidents do happen.
4. Don't Micromanage the Team
Movers are professionals and have seen it all. Label boxes, give an overview of where things should go, and then stay out of it unless you are asked for clarification. Movers usually are pretty good at figuring out how to make the door stop work and knowing where boxes labeled 'kitchen' are going. You will only be wasting their time and getting in the way.
There is probably going to be a lot going on in your life when you are moving. Just remember that a little respect and care can go a long way when someone is providing a service for you in your home. Movers have a tough job and anything that you can do to make their day go smoother the better chances your move will be efficient and successful.
Moving to a new state is an exciting experience, but all the details that have to be taken care of can get a little stressful before all is said and done. Not only do you have to find a suitable new home for your family, but you have to get everything packed and safely transported to the new place. Then there are all the utilities to get turned off and back on again. Starting a new job and meeting new friends is yet another aspect of moving that can create some stress. But, you don't have to run around like a chicken with your head cut off in order to make your move a success. The moving methods found on this website are designed to help make your move easy, reliable, and successful in every aspect.