Do These 14 things Before the Packers and Movers Arrive at Your Doorstep
Relocating a home is always a tedious process, especially when you are doing it on your own. There are plenty of things to be prepared before you decide to take them out of your home.
This is not the case when you are hiring a Packers and Movers company. They are well experienced in organizing your things, pack them and safely move to your desired location.
But you cannot completely refrain from the moving process. Before they arrive at your doorstep, there are certain things you have to do to make the moving process totally stress-free.
things Before the Packers and Movers Arrive at Your Doorstep
1. Decide What’s needed and What’s not
If you have any unused item in your home that eats some usable space, don’t hesitate to remove it from your moving list. You can either sell it or donate it to someone really needs them. This way, you can reduce your carrying load, saving some money.
2. Unplug your Electrical appliances
Remove all the electrical appliances from the AC supply first. Carefully combine the wires and tie them properly.
By doing this you don’t have to worry about any mishandling during packing.
3. Defrost your refrigerator
Before a day of your moving, defrost your refrigerator and turn it off. This way, you can ensure moisture is completely removed from it. Too much moisture may condense and leak inside the package that might wet other packages while moving.
4. Pack your favorite fragile items yourself
Either it’s a gift or your small favorite fishbowl. Don’t take the risk! Take the responsibility and pack them yourself. This way it won’t get scattered or damaged during shipping.
Also, you can have a better peace of mind as they are safe already.
5. Prepare your furniture
If the moving company provides a professional mechanic to dismantle your furniture, it’s okay. If they don’t, hire a mechanic to do it.
6. Create an inventory list
Don’t feel lazy to create an inventory list of items you are moving. It would be easy for you as the things are yours. Making a list after their arrival actually wastes some precious time. Also, this helps you in re-checking the consignment to ensure everything has arrived safely.
7. Mark the cartons by yourself
While packing, mark each carton based on the items carried in it. It can be better done by you than the movers. This allows in unloading the packages in the appropriate places in the house, and will be easy to arrange.
8. Pack and Carry Expensive items by yourself
Certainly, no one wants to carry everything with the help of movers. Some important documents, jewels, and medicines should be separated before they arrive. Carry them by yourself and avoid the risk of damage or destruction due to any mishaps.
9. Ask about the Insurance policy
Understand the insurance terms followed by your moving company before hiring. If you don’t feel it useful, go for insurance outside. But make sure you take a proper insurance policy against the value of the goods before shipment. It’s not worth to save little money during the transit risk.
10. Know what cannot be moved by the company
Read their terms, or feel free to ask the officers about the things you cannot carry in the shipment. Generally; LPG cylinders, crackers, inflammable items cannot be transported by them. Also, you cannot transport your pets in the shipment.
11. Separate things you don’t want to move
You might live in a semi-furnished or fully-furnished home. You cannot take move everything as they belong to the respective owner. Keep those things separately and inform your movers about it.
12. Prepare your house
House is prone to get dirty during the packing process. Make sure top cover walls and certain areas with cloth or papers to avoid stains. Also, remove wall hanging paintings and clocks to avoid any type of damage.
13. Get proper permissions from both the localities
Each region may have different constraints in terms of permissions and timings. Enquire the procedure for both current locality and the destination regarding the timings, permissions, parking, and labor terms etc. for a smooth moving experience.
14. Greet them, and be friendly
If they have positive perception about you, they tend to pay extra care during the shipping process. Greet them with some snacks, and be friendly with them. They will treat your belongings like their own with maximum care.
So, make sure you do these 14 things before any packers and movers arrive at your home. They cannot do everything for you. Certain things can be taken proper care only by you. So be cautious about these things and avoid the last minute pressure.
If You are planning to shift to or from Mumbai, Thane & Navi Mumbai to anywhere in India, at economical rates, do call All City Packers and Movers .
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