If you’ve decided to hire a professional moving company, you’re already taking a big step toward making your move a success. Experienced professional movers know how to pack and move your belongings safely and efficiently. The knowledge that your possessions are in good hands should reduce some of the typical stress that comes with moving, and if you follow these tips for working with the movers, you can be sure that moving day will go off without a hitch.
Have payment ready – Most professional movers require full payment in cash before they will unload a single box. Don’t expect to wait until the truck is unloaded; most companies require that you pay as soon as you reach your destination. Have your payment and tip ready ahead of time to avoid any delays.
Exchange numbers – You never know what will happen between leaving your old house and arriving at your new home. Ask the driver of the moving truck for his cell phone number, and make the sure the driver has your number as well. Just in case you get separated or delayed, you will need to be able to communicate with the driver.
Print directions – Have clear directions and a map ready for both you and the driver. The last thing you want to deal with on moving day is sitting at your empty new home, trying to give directions over your phone to the driver while the moving truck containing all of your belongings is clear across town.