Getting ready for a move is one of the most crucial components to an efficient moving experience. As professional and skilled as the crew members are, there are situations when we arrive on location and a lot of items are improperly packed, and there are lots of loose items which changes and increases the actual/estimated moving time. In order to alleviate some of these challenges, we have made some recommendations below to help keep things moving.Your Vancouver Mover is the professional company you can trust.
Packing Boxes
When it comes to packing boxes, certain guidelines should be followed:
Keep boxes relatively all the same size if not the same size to ensure packing the truck does not become a game of Tetris. When boxes are all different sizes, more time is spent making sure most of the available space is used to fit everything in the truck
Keep books and heavy items in smaller boxes
Properly label boxes. This will minimize moving time as the crew won’t have to ask where each box goes when unloading
Use ample amount of bubble wrap or wrapping paper for fragile items as they will be subjected to some bumps as the truck will be driving on potentially uneven surfaces
Properly label boxes with Fragile stickers if necessary
Loose Items:
It may not seem like it but loose items are one of the main causes why moves take longer than expected and potentially require a second trip to complete the move.
Loose items do not stack well and therefore reduces the amount of usable space on the truck
Carrying loose items versus carrying items in a box limits the total volume you can carry at one time and affects the overall efficiency of the process
Fragile Items:
Although we can move almost anything for you, there are some items we kindly suggest you take in your personal vehicle if possible. Since these type of items typically require more attention in terms of preparation, it would also add relatively more time and effort to find a safe spot to place them in the truck.
Looking for the right company for your move can be a long and stressful task. By searching Google, you will probably browse through pages and pages of reputable companies that look like they would be up for the task. So how do you choose the right one? Hopefully this guideline can help you decide which company will be the best fit for your move. Your Vancouver Mover can satisfy all your requirement.
Accreditations – Checking websites like the BBB (Better Business Bureau), CAM (Canadian Association of Movers), and others like these lend a helping hand in distinguishing which companies are recognized to conduct their services with integrity.
Review Websites – Finding out what other clients have written about their experiences working with these companies will give you a better idea of what kind of service you will receive. Websites like Homestars.com and Yelp.ca will provide unbiased third party reviews to help you make an informed decision.
In Home Estimate/Over the Phone Estimate – Interacting with a company is one of the best ways to get a feel for a business. Filtering them using the criteria above, meeting one on one or speaking over the phone, will provide a deeper insight to how they conduct their business. At this point you’ve already done ample research on the company you are looking to book with and are looking for the final factor which would be the human interaction.