Choosing to hire professional packers is a great way to guarantee a stress-free move. Packing is usually the aspect of moving that people complain about the most, and on top of that, it poses the greatest potential risk. Items that are packed improperly can easily be damaged. However, professional packers know the safest and most efficient packing methods, which is why it’s a smart choice to hire help packing. That said, there are a few things you should do before the pros arrive.
Read on to find out how to prepare for professional packers.
What to Do Before the Packers Arrive
Hiring professional packers is the best way to ensure your prized possessions stay in pristine condition. Be sure to do these four things before the packers get there to ensure the smoothest and most stress-free experience possible.
1. Get rid of anything you’re not bringing with you.
Please be sure to do this before the packers arrive. It’s a waste of time and money to pack and move items that you don’t want or use anymore. Be sure to check out our guide to getting rid of things before your move. Additionally, you should also throw out or pack things yourself that movers can’t move, such as hazardous materials, plants, and perishables. Be sure to create a full inventory list documenting all of your belongings so you know exactly what you’re bringing.
2. Make a no-pack area.
There are some things you will want to pack and transport yourself, so you will need to make this clear to the packers before they arrive. Designate a specific no-pack area or room and mark it clearly. People typically like to pack and transport their valuables like jewelry or important documents such as passports, birth certificates, and other records. You should also include the items you want to have handy for moving day such as toiletries and a change of clothes.
Make sure your dishes, clothes, and all other items you’re packing are clean! You don’t want to transport dirty items, and you also don’t want to slow down the packers while they’re working to stop and clean. You should ensure they have clutter-free areas to work on. Cleaning everything beforehand makes the process easier on everyone. You should also add your cleaning supplies to the no-pack zone so you can use them to clean both your old and new places before moving in.
4. Be available.
Be present and available for questions when the packers arrive. You should also walk the team around the house and let them know what you need them to pack, and clearly point out the no-pack area. Plus, it’s always nice to provide some water or snacks while they work. There’s nothing quite like Southern hospitality!
Looking for Professional Packers?
Ameritex offers complete packing and unpacking services to take the stress out of your move. Our team of professional packers applies their expert knowledge to ensure your belongings get from point A to point B as safely as possible. Our services are completely customizable to your needs. If you just need help packing the garage, we’re there for you. Or, if you want help completely packing and unpacking your homes, we’ve got you covered there, too. Give us a call today at 713.484.6683 to discuss your packing needs.