Typically when you are hiring a moving company, your first instinct is to kick back and enjoy the show. Sometimes when you’re hiring a moving company, you are just trying to get things from Point A to Point B. Maybe you don’t have a big enough vehicle to haul your furniture, or you cannot physically move the furniture on your own. We understand this, and at Strong College Students we are here to help you no matter what your situation! We are just glad to be able to be a part of your moving experience. But if you belong in the latter category, this post is for you!
There are several things you can do before your student moving crew arrives to assist with expediting the moving process. Make sure that the floors are cleared of smaller items and any loose items so that your movers already have clear and unobstructed pathways. They may not mind picking up your dog toys or yoga mats off the floor, but it will save you both time if that is taken care of prior to their arrival.
You will also want to make sure that your electronics are unplugged beforehand. Again, the crew may be happy to sort through your tangled mess of plugs behind the television stand, but your move will go faster if you have done that yourself.
Next you can make sure that your wall hangings are off the wall of your home or office. If you want the students to move those items in the truck rather than hauling them in your car, having everything consolidated in a couple of corners of the house is a great strategy. Otherwise the moving crew will have to spend time reaching for your paintings and removing them with care. It is much easier if everything is ready to be picked up. You can also help your moving crew by making a decision on whether or not you would like these art pieces to be protected. We do provide home and office packing as well as moving, so if there’s anything fragile that you may want professionally packed we can even pack just individual items for you. One of the best ways they can protect art or mirrors is by placing them in a mirror box. If you would like to use a mirror box, it’s also a good idea to try to speak with a service representative prior to your move day so that you can request this packing material.
The above actions may seem small and not very time consuming, but every moment counts when you are trying to pack up your entire household! Consider taking small steps like these before your crew arrives on move day if you are looking for a fast move. You will both be thankful later.