PNW Moving and Delivery in Tacoma is proud to provide you with top-notch commercial and residential moving services, for both local and long-distance moves. Read on for five quick tips to help make your move go smoothly.
Be Specific About Your Inventory
One way to make things easier for both you and your movers is to let them know exactly what they’ll be moving. This will help you know exactly how much the move is going to cost you, and it will let them know exactly what they can expect when they show up on moving day.
Consistency is key in this situation, and making last-minute additions to your inventory list is something that happens from time to time, but doing so will certainly affect the overall cost of your move. Additionally, depending on the number of additions you wish to make, it creates more work for your movers. The best thing to do is to be completely prepared when the time comes for you to give your movers a final inventory list. It may seem like a small consideration, but it’s a small consideration that will make things go smoothly for both you and them.
While some folks choose to pack their items themselves, others choose to have their movers handle the packing for them as well. If packing all your items on your own, pack them carefully with ample padding and little room to move around inside the boxes. Don’t overpack them, and If things are fragile, be sure to clearly mark them as such on each box.
If you’re hiring movers to pack your items, while they have more experience with doing so than you probably do, be sure to let them know if you have any specific instructions in relation to how certain items are packed or stored. Specificity always helps, and when it comes to moving, it will help ensure that your items arrive safely and free of damage.
Set a Realistic Deadline
Depending on when your moving day is, set a realistic deadline and time frame for both you and your movers. If packing your items or simply preparing for the move, make sure you’ve given yourself enough time to do that. Plan ahead to ensure that your schedule allows you enough time to reach your destination if driving or flying elsewhere.
Only Move What’s Necessary
One would be surprised by how much unnecessary junk gets moved from one home to another. Every item that gets moved is charged for in a sense, and every box adds up. Go through your possessions and get rid of things you don’t need, donating them if possible.
Ultimately, your delivery day can be subject to change within a day or two, though sometimes unexpected conditions cause that to be extended a bit further out. A good mover will keep you updated on their ETA, but go into your move expecting there to be some level of delay, be it slight or more significant.
Your Go-To Tacoma Moving Company
Those are just a few handy tips to make your move go easier. At PNW Moving and Delivery in Tacoma, we aim to make your move as easy, efficient, and stress-free as possible. Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, we are here to help you with all your Tacoma moving needs. Contact us for a quote today!