Although using local movers NY companies is a great way to relocate to a new address, your responsibility doesn't end when you sign on the dotted line of the contract. There are many preparations that still need to be completed prior to, during, and even after the day of your move. Working well with local movers begins with hiring the right company. Ask your friends and family members for recommendations. Use the Internet and business review websites like Yelp to check the company's reputation to ensure they are people who will do the job you pay them to do.
If you will be doing your own packing, make sure it is all done before the day of the move. This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at the number of people who are still in the process of packing when the local movers NY company knocks on their door. You are paying these people by the hour, usually, and you can end up wasting a lot of time and money if you have not completed the packing. The same goes for if the company will be doing the packing for you. Pull everything out of cupboards and drawers into plain view. This will cut down on the time it takes to pack and ensures you don't leave valuables behind.
Make sure there is a clear path for the movers to get around. This includes doorways and rooms in addition to providing a place for them to park the truck. To reduce the risk of accidents, all walking areas should be clear of debris. As crazy as it sounds, if a mover has an accident in your home, you can still be held liable if it is determined that the area was unsafe for the local movers NY staff to operate in.
Depending on how long the move takes, it may be a good idea to plan for providing food to the movers. However, check with the company to make sure this is okay. Some local movers NY companies allow customers to feed their employees and other have a strict policy against it. At the very least, you should provide a source of cool water for the movers, especially if it is a hot day. Additionally, many professional movers do expect you to tip the people who are doing the work. Therefore, you should plan to have enough cash on you to tip all the movers.
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