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How to Help Your Movers
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|Moving day is usually a busy day for all who are involved. There is so much going on that it can be pretty easy to get caught up in all of the excitement and become overwhelmed with who has what responsibilities and how you are going to get everything done. That's where your movers come in. Since they are professionals, they will have everything planned down to the smallest detail and you can rest assured that things will go smoothly when you place your move in the hands of true professionals.
But that often leaves many people wondering what they can do to help their movers out and pitch in a little bit on moving day to make the job go that much smoother.
Well, there are several ways you can lend a hand and help your movers without getting in the way and making their job more complicated than it has to be.
Help carry the load
Your movers have likely done this job hundreds of times before, so you can pretty much guarantee that they have a definitive plan for how to load and unload the truck and where items will be placed once they are loaded and unloaded. However, there are only so many of them, and they can't carry everything at once.
So if you feel like you're standing around with your hands on your hips and nothing to do, volunteer to carry a few boxes or pieces of furniture that will lighten the load for your movers and speed things along a little bit. Your movers will surely appreciate your effort and your appreciation for their hard work.
A little refreshment goes a long way
Moving is a tough job and your movers are likely to be tired and sweaty after a long day's work of moving boxes and furniture.
Help them take a load off and replenish some electrolytes by offering them some cold beverages throughout the day. Nothing helps a mover push through those last few boxes like a nice big swig of some ice cold lemonade, iced tea or even water.
Don't be afraid to offer up some snacks too. If you feel like taking a break and ordering a pizza for yourself and the movers, your generosity will certainly not go unnoticed and it will help to make the whole moving process a lot less stressful on everyone.
Help keep the area hazard-free
Your movers are likely to be walking back and forth, in and out of the house several dozen times, and they'll often be carrying heavy boxes and even heavier furniture. The best way to help them out during this process and avoid making their job more difficult (and more dangerous) is to make sure that you have a clear and obstruction-free walking path into and out of your house.
- Clear your sidewalk and front yard area of any debris
- Remove lawn decorations that may stray into the movers' path, this will help to make sure your movers avoid injuring themselves by tripping over something while they're carrying a heavy object
- If you have children or a family pet, keep them out of the way
- Make sure there aren't any stray toys scattered around that can cause an unwanted accident