21 November 2014
Advices When Loading And Unloading The Moving Van
Moving house is a journey by itself and in all cases - don`t upset if something gone wrong. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to enjoy the move like an adventure or like it`s holiday. Because of that, a great advice is to plan everything in advance and to organize all the processes during the move with the removal company. If you do everything by yourself, call friends and strong family members to help with the heavy lifting. Remember that the professional teams of the man and van companies are well experienced and trained and so they know exactly what to do better, than you. Before loading the van or the truck with big heavy items, show the rooms and the house to the movers via quick and comprehensive tour so they can see the size and volume of the boxes they should handle with. Show the boxes that require special cares when loading and loading, and therefore make sure to label these special boxes with "Always on top", "Fragile", "Liquid", etc. Show the route to the piles of bags and boxes so they can see the distance for an easy orientation when loading the items in the van. Also, inspect the route for any imperfections or bumps if there are any and start with loading the big heavy boxes. A great advice is to put the biggest and strongest boxes on the bottom and then put the lighter small boxes on top of the big ones. Of course, it`s good to know exactly what`s in the box and to make sure that your belongings are well protected, as well as can support the weight of the objects on top.Call your strongest friends and family members to help with the heavy lifting if needed, while supplying them with gloves. Usually, a team of two or three man with a van can handle even with the heaviest pieces of furniture, but if you do the move by yourself - call your helpers in advance to be sure that they will be free at the moving day.Review the checklists and the inventory sheet when everything is loaded in the van. This is one of the most things to remember when loading box by box, pack by pack or a carrier bag by carrier bag. However, it`s always useful to check out again at least the number of the boxes that are in the van. Secure the items so they can`t move along the steep routes or terrains, as well as to prevent the boxes from rolling on the sharp turns. Pile them tightly and use extra wrappings to keep the cleanliness if needed, as well as make them more comfortable for moving via centering the weight in the truck. On the other hand - if you use a removal service with professional movers, a better idea is to do the light easy stuffs and let them do the other part.When unloading - inspect the route to the front door of your new home. It`s basically the same as the loading process, except that you are on a different place and everything is in a reversed order. Make also sure to have the keys and be sure they fit perfectly into the door lock.A sketch or a floor plan is another useful item to have on hand. It may be a sketch with the places where exactly to unload each box and item, or maybe a sketch with a complimentary route to avoid stairs, or a shortcut maybe. Ensure a full and easy access for the moving team and continue with the journey.