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What to do when movers are packing your stuff


You saw a beautiful home, you thought about relocating and after some time you decided to move. After that, you were thinking and deciding should you hire a moving company. And, after some thinking, you made the decision. You hired movers, and while you were talking with them – you also made a decision. You hired packers! And to be honest, that was a good thing to do. Professional movers and packers can move you really fast and save you a lot of time and nerves. But, since your moving day is getting closer, you do not know what to do while movers are packing your stuff. We created a list of advice that can help you feel useful. And also, this way you will actually help your movers to finish things faster.

How to prepare for the moving day?

Well, there are some things that will help the process when movers are packing your stuff. The first and most important thing you need to do is to go through your belongings and decide what you will keep and what you will throw away. You need to get rid of the things that you do not use anymore. By doing that, you will save time and money, and when your moving services Brooklyn come to pack you up and move – they will do it much easier and faster.

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You need to through your belongings and get rid of unused items

Also, you should check your fridge. You can clean it, defrost it and save time. It will be much easier for your movers to move it once it has been cleaned and defrosted. And, also – you will be able to use it right away once you arrive at your new home. And the most important thing is to go through your documents, valuable items, prescription medicine and sort them out. You can pack them by yourself in one box before the move. Do not forget to label that box, so you can always know where are the most important things.

How long will it take to pack up your belongings?

Well, depending on the size of the home it can take between 4 and 12 hours. They will do it even faster if you help them by following previous steps. Also, they can do it that fast because they are professionals. They have a system how they pack, and they are not emotionally attached to any of the items they are packing. And, that is the main difference. Also, they use good packing materials and that can only speed up the whole process.

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Your movers are professionals and they will pack you up really fast

What to do when movers are packing your stuff?

This is the main question. You are not sure should you be there, are you gonna just bother them if you stay at your home. Well, this depends on the moving company and their rules. You need to ask them everything before you hire them because the whole idea is to lower your NYC moving costs. You can always ask them is there any way that you can help. After all, movers are packing your stuff are trying to do it as best as possible and as fast as possible.

The first step – welcome them

You should take them around the house and show them what needs to be packed and loaded into their moving trucks.  Do not hide any details from them, since they need to know every detail. Experienced and professional movers will know how much time it will take them to pack up your stuff. Also, tell them if you have some valuable and antique belongings. Antique items need to be packed and stored with care.

Second step – little details matter

When your movers are packing your stuff, they will need for example – liquid soap, or towels and similar. So, it would be great if you can provide them a clear and easy access to the bathroom. It would be great to have some liquid soap and paper towels. Keep in mind that little details matter, and that your movers are human beings. So, you can offer them some refreshments and snack. You can prepare some food or you can always order something. It might seem unnecessary, but it can make a difference. They will be able to work faster if their energy level is high.

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You should offer your movers some snacks

How to speed up the process and save time?

You can stay at home while your movers are working but keep in mind that they do not need a supervisor. They know what they are doing, and you will just lose precious time and energy. There is something that you can do to speed up the process:

  • Remove all the photos and pictures from the walls. If you have any wall clocks or any decoration on the wall – remove that as well. Your movers won’t have to pay attention to this and they can move freely.
  • Disconnect all electrical devices. This way you will also save a lot of time because there won’t be any cords.
  • You can pack clothes, shoes, and books. Those are small things that are easy to pack, and you will save a lot of time.
  • Move all the things you do not want to move into one room. And inform your movers where those things are located so they do not move them by mistake.
  • If you have pets or children – leave them with your parents or friends. They can get nervous from all the chaos.
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If you have kids or pets, move them from the chaos

Enjoy your last moments in your old home

While your movers are packing your stuff, you can also try to enjoy the last moments in your old home and neighborhood. You do not have to supervise your movers, but you should leave one person with them. Someone should be there just in case your movers have some questions. And you, well you can go to lunch with your friends or neighbors or family. After all, those are your last moments in the old neighboorhood. So, you can take a walk, have lunch and relax. This is the main reason you hired movers – to save your time and nerves!

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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