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Tips for Using Professional Movers

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Hiring professional movers is a good decision whether you are relocating to a home, condo, apartment, or different office building. While professional moving services are there to assist you on the big day, there are a few things you must do to prepare before movers ring the doorbell.


Checklist for using Professional Movers

[column size=”1/1″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]Know What Items Have to Stay with You.
Professional movers will move almost anything, but there are certain items that moving companies won’t move because of safety concerns or liability reasons. Some of these items could include: cash, pets, food, chemicals, and medicine. Discuss this list of items with the moving service before selection. Some services have this list on their websites; others have it on their contracts.[/note][/column] [column size=”1/2″ last=”0″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]Have a Plan.
Decide whether or not you want the movers to pack your belongings, or if you want to pack them. If you choose to pack yourself, ensure that you have the correct materials like newspaper, bubble wrap, and boxes. If the movers pack for you, they’ll bring their own supplies, however some companies will not supply boxes.[/note][/column] [column size=”1/2″ last=”1″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]Have Insurance.professional movers insurance, do I need it?
Make sure that you have insurance on your most precious possessions. Simple homeowner’s insurance won’t do once your items are in transport. Pound insurance and comprehensive insurance are the most popular choices.[/note][/column] [column size=”1/2″ last=”0″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]Provide Food and Drinks.
This is not a must; however it is a courtesy to provide drinks and snacks for professional movers, especially during the summer months. It gets hot out there![/note][/column] [column size=”1/2″ last=”1″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]Tip.
Again this is not a requirement; however tips are a welcome sign of gratitude. After all, they have just packed up your entire home, not to mention they might have a long drive ahead.[/note][/column]