Thanking your movers

Professional movers do extremely difficult work in moving families, businesses, offices and much more. It’s very appreciated when you can take the time to demonstrate how thankful you are to them. That is, if your move went as planned.

Last week, I covered what things movers want you to know and do prior to moving. This week, I’m going to discuss how to show appreciation to your movers for a job well done.

Here are some tips to consider when thanking your movers:
• Be prepared before moving day – As discussed last week, have boxes labeled and everything ready to be packed before your movers arrive. Per my recommendation, have your movers pack your household goods and ensure your goods are not in the way of driveways, walkways etc. You want to make it easy for your movers to get around.
• Respect movers’ essentials – Provide lunch, snacks, plenty of water and other non-alcoholic drinks for them to keep their energy up for the entire day of the move. Also remember to have plenty of liquid soap, paper towels in your restrooms along with easy access to them.
• Availability – In another indirect way to show appreciation is to be available during the move. If something comes up or they may have questions during the move, be there. Keep in mind not to be a pest though and micromanage the move.
• Tipping – I have covered this in a prior blog but always good to cover it again as a friendly reminder. Tipping is not required at all but if they did a spectacular job for you, please tip them. Always give cash when tipping and give roughly each mover $4 to $5 per hour of the overall move.
• Supervisory thanks – One of the best ways to thank your movers is to thank their supervisors. The “boss” always wants to know how his or her employees are doing on site. Request your movers’ supervisor’s name and phone number, inform them that you are going to put in a “good word” on their behalf for a job well done. This goes a long way and is an ideal thank you to them.

Movers have grueling workdays at times and providing them thanks will show your appreciation and dedication to the fine work your moving experts did on your behalf.

Safe moving!

Tips movers want you to do and know prior to moving

This week, I am going to provide you tips on what movers want you to know when you plan your next move.

To insure your move is successful and on time, I am going to provide you some tips about what movers want you to do and know prior to moving day. These tips are from many of the movers that I have dealt with over the years in the moving industry:
• Packaging – Your household goods need to be packed prior to moving day. This allows for an expedient packaging and moving process. I highly recommend having the movers do all the packaging for you. We are professionals and know how to pack to minimize any damages in transit.
• Valuables – This is something I receive questions about all the time. When you have valuables and or items that can’t be replaced, basically they are priceless, pack them and move them by you. Important documents, jewelry, heirlooms, medications etc., should not be packed in the boxes your movers are taking. You never want to risk it, take those items with you. As far as antique furniture and other big ticket items, make sure to purchase extra insurance to cover those important items.
• Labeling boxes – Please be sure to label your moving boxes. When you arrive at your destination, you will need to know where the boxes need to be located when unloaded by the movers.
• Be there – Make plans to be present during your moving day. Movers are professionals and know what they are doing and don’t want to be micromanaged. However, you should be there to oversee and make sure everything is moved out. In addition, be a good host and provide lunch and snacks for your movers to enjoy while they are doing all the heavy lifting.
• Unlawful items – Last week, I provided a list of items movers can’t move because they are not legal to do so. Plus, many of the hazardous items can destroy your household goods during transit. Throw away or giveaway hazardous items that are not allowed to move.

Follow these tips prior to your move and you and your household belongings will be off on a safe and expedited journey.