Moving can be stressful, and Tippet Richardson being one of the most experienced local movers in Toronto understands this more than anyone else. That’s why we are here to make your move day as hassle-free and seamless as possible. However, the movers need your help in making your move a success. Listed below are some of the things that you can avoid doing to assist movers in performing their job efficiently and properly.
Avoid packing during your move
Moving can be difficult, especially if packing is involved and finding the time to prepare can be challenging. It takes time to pack your belongings and it must be done before moving day. A fewitems being left out until moving day might not adversely affect the move but packing a major portion of belongings on the moving day not only slows down the movers but also adds time to the overall move, this also means that the final fee charged by the company might be higher than the quote.
Movers will also bring all the necessary equipment, such as packing boxes, packing paper and more resources that would be essential for the move. If everything that needs to be packed is not accounted for, more resources will be needed on the final day, which can lead to delays. We recommend that you request the movers to pack your belongings, this will not only help you with the insurance and claims if something breaks but also reduce the chances of potential damage to the items. Tippet Richardson is known for our white-gloved packing and moving services.
Avoid packing heavy possessions in large boxes
An experienced moving company can also advise you on how to pack your possessions if you decide to do it yourself. It is essential to understand which boxes can hold certain things, as it does make a huge difference. It is important to do your research before packing possessions into boxes without understanding the fact that overpacking and overweight boxes may affect your move negatively. Certain items in your home are supposed to be packed in a specific way in specialized boxes to prevent your move from taking longer and protect your belongings.
Avoid skipping out on labelling the boxes
When hiring cross border movers in Toronto to move your home, it is very important to label the boxes. When packing yourself, always remember the movers do not know what is in the boxes, so to make sure your fragile possessions are safe, it is vital to label the boxes accordingly.
It may take more time when packing your possessions and labelling them as well, but it is worthwhile if you want to make sure that fragile and breakable objects are treated with the utmost care. When labelling the boxes, always keep some of the phrases in mind, such as “Glass Handle with Care,” “Fragile Handle with Care”, and “Do Not Stack.”
It may take more time when packing your possessions and labelling them as well, but it is worthwhile if you want to make sure that fragile and breakable objects are treated with the utmost care. When labelling the boxes, always keep some of the phrases in mind, such as “Glass Handle with Care”, “Fragile Handle with Care”, and “Do Not Stack.”
Avoid ignoring the Bill of Lading
The Bill of Lading is the contract presented to you at the end of the move for you to sign. Like any contract of fine print, you might decide to skim through it and sign it, but it is essential to understand what you are signing off on. The Bill of Lading outlines the details of your move that are all added when completing the final bill. It has the start time and end time of the move, the supplies movers used during the move, the rates you will be charged, and the protection plan you have selected.
Not just this, but the fine print outlines the rules and regulations of the company regarding the move and the final payment. It is essential to understand how the company you have selected operates and make sure you have understood the rules, regulations, and details regarding the move.
Avoid ignoring protection plan options
While companies that provide long distance moving in Toronto include basic protection with the move, which is typically based on the weight of the items damaged but not the actual value. Many people will take this basic transit protection for their move rather than looking into other protection options that more established moving companies might have to offer. Although it is good to have trust in movers to complete your move without any damage, sometimes, mishaps might nonetheless occur.
If you have some items in your home that have a monetary value attached to them, it is in your best interest to do a little research regarding transit protection before the move. The transit protection is not based on the weight of the items like the basic protection plan but based on the actual value of the item. Buying transit protection is necessary when you have possessions that are of higher value than the average Ikea furniture.
Overall, moving days with professional movers are supposed to be less stressful than moving yourself. Always finish packing before the moving day to ensure everything is ready for the move.
Tippet Richardson is one of the best moving companies in Toronto that could make your move stress free by doing end-to-end relocation management for you including packing, storing, and transporting your precious belongings. We are experienced with domestic, national, cross-border, and overseas moves. Contact us today at 416 292 4555 to get a quick quote!