There’s no denying that planning a move can be a stressful, hectic ordeal. One guaranteed way to ease your burden is to hire professional movers. Having experts pack and transport your belongings can make your life immeasurably easier. M. Dyer & Sons suggest keeping these simple tips in mind to make the most of your moving service.
5 Easy Prep Tips From the Best Honolulu Movers
1. Move Only What You Love
Moving is a great chance to start fresh. Take advantage of the opportunity and reduce the cost and stress of your move while you’re at it. Go through your belongings and donate, sell, or throw out anything that doesn’t truly make you happy.
2. Make Inventory of Your Belongings
To make your move as smooth as possible, consider writing a list of all your belongings. This helps ensure that everything is ready to be packed and will make it immediately clear if anything is missing or damaged when you arrive at your new home.
3. Take Photos of Everything
For extra peace of mind, photograph your belongings before your Honolulu movers arrive. Focus on anything valuable, sentimental, fragile, or antique. While an issue with your moving services is unlikely, you’ll feel prepared having solid proof on your side in the event of damage. (Bonus tip: take photos of all sides of your furniture in case the back of your couch or the underside of your table gets damaged.)
4. Give Your Movers the Information They’ll Need
The best way to guarantee you’ll have a great experience with your moving help is to communicate openly and honestly. Do a walk through with them, and go over your inventory list together. Let them know of any items that are particularly fragile or that you want them to take special care of when packing. Also, be considerate – show them where the bathrooms are, offer them drinks, and be available if they have any questions.
5. Have a Plan to Keep Kids & Pets Safe
It’s easy for details to get lost in the commotion of a move; don’t let safety be one of those details. Keep small children and pets out of the way of your moving help. If you can, have one room with a locked door your kids can hang out in (and give them access to their favorite toys or games, so they’ll stay occupied). Consider keeping your pets in a crate or have them stay with a friend. Also, try to find the quietest spot available for your animals; loud noises can cause them undue stress.
If you’re ready to hire your Honolulu movers – and make your move stress free and successful – give M. Dyer & Sons a call at (800) 922-2490, or visit their website for more information.