Packing can be a tedious process. However, hiring a mover to pack for you can be pricey. Fortunately, there can be a happy medium. Knowing what steps you can take before a mover arrives can help minimize the amount of time it takes a mover to pack for you, making the entire process more affordable. here are a few tips you will want to follow in order to minimize the amount of time it takes a mover to pack your home.
Any time you are looking to move, the first thing you should do is declutter. The last thing you will want to do is to pay to pack and move items that you don't or won't ever use again. Get rid of clothes you do not wear, chuck toys that do not work or are missing pieces, and get rid of household goods that haven't seen the light of day in over a year. This will minimize the amount of belongings you have, making the process faster and easier for a mover.
Group Like Items Together
Before mover arrive to pack up your home, take the time to group like items together. For example, make sure your dishwasher is unloaded and all of your silverware is in one spot, your pots are in the same cabinet and all your plates are together. This way, a mover can focus on packing the plates, without later finding one and having to go back to wrap and place that in the correct box. Grouping like items together minimizes the amount of time it takes to pack and makes the process easier when you go to unpack.
Complete Small Tasks Ahead of Time
There are many small things you can do to help a mover without actually packing. For example, you can unplug lamps you do not use and wrap the cords and secure them with a rubber band. Completing small tasks like this allows a mover to focus on packing and not small, minuet tasks that are easily accomplished.
The last tip to that can help minimize the amount of time it takes a mover to pack your home is to not hover. When a mover is packing, you may be tempted to sit and watch what they do or ask them questions. However, this can be a distraction. Stay out of their way and let them work. This allows them to pack as quickly as possible without distractions.
When you need help packing and moving your home in Minneapolis, St. Paul or Twin Cities, Minnesota, be sure to call Hedberg Moving. Our professional movers have experience with home, apartment and condo moves. We also offer packing services and climate and secure storage facilities. For a fast and easy quote, give us a call now.
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