Moving Tips from Macho Movers for Making Your Life Less Stressful
- Get recommendations. Ask friends,
relatives or local real estate agents.
- Hire experienced people to do
your move. Do you really want “help” from an inexperienced person?
- Always check their references.
Don’t assume that because they gave you references that they will be good ones.
- When the estimator shows up make
sure you show him everything that you want moved both inside and outside your home. Also let them know what
the conditions are like in the home you are moving to in order to avoid conflicts on moving
- Get estimate in writing and put
it in a bright colored folder so that it is easy to find when you need it.
- Beware of people who claim they
can move your specialized, expensive items, like pianos, cheaply.
extremely careful when moving your Plasma/LCD TVs. Make sure your movers know how to handle them so they
won’t need expensive recalibrating.
We realize that some people do
not want to hire a mover and would rather do it themselves. These are tips that we would like to share with you
to make your self-move go more smoothly.
Don’t take time
for granted. It usually takes longer than you think it will.
Don’t get a
truck/van that’s too small. Making more than one trip wastes valuable time.
Have as much
packed as possible. Packing takes time and time is at a premium.
heavier items, such as books, into several boxes.
Move as much as
possible into the room that’s closest to the front or back door.
Remember to pace
yourself-you’ll need to have energy left for the end of the move!
If you’re going
to help with the move, don’t wear sandals or open-toed shoes!
Don’t forget to
buy plastic mattress covers (get 2) and rent blankets.
Drink plenty of Gatorade or water. Don’t move on an empty stomach!
If you need to
tie down your items, use real rope - not clothesline or plastic/nylon.
Good Luck and if you get into trouble
and need professionals, make sure you call Macho Movers!