Professional moving services will take care of the ins and outs of your move, including the most rigorous moving tasks but first, your home needs to be prepared for their arrival. To ensure a safe and efficient moving experience, here’s how you can do just that.
Declutter Your Home
The first step to moving with or without professional moving services is to declutter your home. The fewer items you have to move, the less difficult the move will be and the more money you can save.
Sort through your items and sell or donate any belongings you’ll no longer need in your new home. This will also provide a safer environment and an efficient move for the movers, as they won’t have to navigate through piles of boxes that won’t be transported.
Understand What Items Can’t be Moved By Professional Movers
While professional moving services can move the majority of belongings in your household, there are a handful of items that are prohibited, such as flammables, plants, perishable food items, animals, firearms and other hazardous materials. So, be well aware of the items that can’t be moved by your professional movers to ensure you comply with the law and regulations. This also presents you with ample time to find alternative transportation for such belongings.
Opt for the Proper Valuation
Valuation coverage provides protection of your items while in the hands of professional movers. With Bekins Moving Solutions, Basic Liability Protection is provided to you at absolutely no extra charge and it covers the replacement or repair of any items based on a specified rate per pound of each piece.
However, you may want to increase your valuation coverage and opt for Full Replacement Value Coverage. This ensures your possessions will be repaired, replaced or reimbursed against the damage or loss for up to 100% of their current value.
Properly Pack and Label your Boxes
Unless you opted for the professional packing add-on with your Bekins Moving Solutions services, you’ll want to make sure all of your boxes are packed and properly labeled. We recommend using large labels on the sides and tops of boxes, a color-code system to display priority (so you can access the most important boxes easily) and a number system to designate the area of the home each box needs to be unloaded to.
Fortunately, if you did choose for professional packing services, our professionals will be able to help with the entire packing process.
Professional movers will arrive at your home with the necessary moving equipment needed to transport your items, including large and awkward furniture pieces. However, it’s still important to prepare such items upon their arrival to ensure an efficient move.
If possible, disassemble bulky furniture or at the least, remove any hardware or elements that may be disruptive, such as table legs, seat cushions, couch legs, etc.
Get Your House Ready
Lastly, it’s time to prepare your house for the movers. While our professional movers have the experience required to maneuver your belongings, boxes and furniture items through all types of narrow spaces and doorways, we still recommended taking the extra steps to prevent any possible damage.
Lay a non-slip protective layer on your floors and carpets, consider applying corner guards to protect your walls, remove hinges from doors if needed, and place doormats at the entryway to avoid dirt being brought into the home.
Our professional movers will be equipped with furniture blankets and other moving materials needed for a damage-free experience, but a little extra preparation never hurts.
Your Bekins Moving Solutions professionals can handle all the hard work that pertains to your move; you just have to complete these simple tasks first to ensure their safety and an efficient move.