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Five Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Moving Crew

December 26th, 2011 3:25 pm by

Getting the most out of your moving crew is what will help you and the crew make the most of your time.  Here are five tips to ensure that you are ready for them.

Pack Ahead

Make sure that the things you will be taking with you are packed ahead of time.  If you are able, store your things in your car.  This will keep it from getting in the way or packed unexpectedly.

Know Your Crew Leader

When your crew arrives, your crew leader will introduce himself or herself to you.  This person will be your point of contact while they are there.  If you have any questions or concerns, it is best to notify the crew leader first.  He or she is informed of company policies and procedures and is the best person to address the issue.  

Pets and Children

Keeping your children and pets occupied or at a family or friends house will help keep them safe and out of the way.  When the movers arrive, it is a flurry of activity.  It is difficult for them to keep tabs on little ones and pets when they are moving large bulky items.  Keeping them out of the way will help prevent them and the crew from getting hurt.

Moving Out

Having at least one adult, who can make decisions available for the crew on the day of the move is critical.  This will help the crew tremendously and it will ensure that your needs are met.  This go-to person will help answer questions, direct the movers and sign paperwork. 

Moving In

Having at least two adults available when taking possession of your goods is a great way to make the most of your time.  One person can check off the item numbers as the items are unloaded, while the other can direct traffic and let the movers know where to place items and answer questions.  

The key to getting the most out of your movers is organization and preparation.  The more organized and prepared you are, the better able you are to guide and direct your moving crew.  For further information on frequently asked questions, please refer to Highland’s FAQs page.