You have sold your old home and purchased a new one. Having done thorough research, you settled on the best mover in town, and now you are ready to leave town. Your professional mover is a few hours away, and you are wondering what to do in the meantime. Here are things to do as you wait for the movers.
1. Get rid of the things you won’t require
It doesn’t make sense to carry items you no longer use. Besides, they will only fill up the transportation space, and you will have to dispose of them when you arrive. That is why you should consider parting with the stuff you don’t use anymore. You can donate or hold a backyard sale.
2. Do an inventory of your belongings
Now that you have only the items you will be using in your new home; you should do an inventory so that you can know what you own. Create an itemized list that the movers will use when packing and unpacking. The stock is an excellent idea because you will use it to check against missing and damaged items. If you are taking insurance of your belongings, the list will be used to calculate the cover you should consider.
3. Hold a family safety briefing
An ideal way of preparing for movers is to ensure that your family members understand how to stay safe. Hold a family meeting and discuss your expectations when the packers arrive. Delegate roles so that every member knows what they are expected to do during the move and even when they arrive. Write a list of the safety precautions they should follow such as not allowing strangers into the compound.
4. Pack small items
It is a great idea to arrange the little stuff that you can easily pack up. Even when you are paying professional packing and unpacking Toronto services to do the job, it is easier to organize the small items as per your liking. Look around your house and spot the small things that you can pack easily and then do it. Take this opportunity to pack high-value items such as jewelry and art. It is also a good idea to arrange the tiny fridge magnets.
5. Be a considerate host
Once the crew arrives at your home, things will move at a fast rate. The men will get to work immediately. They will start packing then load the boxes in the truck and drive to the destination. When they arrive, they will offload the boxes and unpack your stuff. Depending on the size of your home, the activity may take several hours to complete.
- Show the mover around and help them when they request for help
- Provide some drinks and snacks
- Allow them to use your bathroom