Planning and executing a move is never easy; it's even more difficult if you want things to move fast on moving day – say you want delivery to be done by a certain hour of the day. Many things will determine how fast things move on your moving day. Here are some of those things you may be able to control.
Sort Your Items before the Movers Arrive
Your movers will move fast if they arrive and find everything sorted so that they immediately know what they are supposed to pack and move. If there are things you wish to discard, donate, or transport on your own, do the sorting before the movers arrive. Remember that there may be things that the movers cannot carry; get clarification on what these things are and sort them too.
Ensure the Moving Truck Can Get As Close To Your House as Possible
Another common cause of the delay is the time spent moving items to the loading truck. The further away the moving truck is, the longer this delay will be. Therefore, ensure the moving truck can get as close to the house as possible to get rid of the delay. This means you should clear your driveway, shovel the snow and ask for parking permission (if you need one) before the moving day. You also need to tell the movers the size of your entryway so that they can bring a truck that can fit it.
Choose a Day with Less Traffic
If you have the flexibility on moving on any day of the week, then you are better off moving on the day with less traffic. This is particularly true if you are planning a local move, say you are just moving across the city. In such a case, you don't want to waste a lot of time stuck in traffic. Otherwise, a short-term local move can turn into a giant nightmare when the moving truck gets stuck in traffic for hours.
Have a Few Helping Hands
If you know how to pack and unpack safely, then you don't need helpers on your moving day. However, expect the moving preparations to take a lot longer time if you are doing it alone as compared to when you have helpers. Even if you don't want to pay for extra professional services, such as packing, you should consider having some friends or family members over to help with the activities of moving day.
Contact your local long-distance movers to learn more.