Moving day is no fun. All the hours you spent packing and getting ready for the movers to arrive. Then, when the movers to arrive, you have to deal with the stress of worrying about your possessions getting to your new home without damage.
In the middle of all this stress it is easy to overlook or forget some small but important details.
This is why you should always put together a checklist of reminders. Creating a detailed list for moving day will help ensure you have not overlooked or forgotten something very important. This will give you less to worry about on the day of your move so you can focus your attention more on things like what the movers are doing, are your possessions safe, etc.
You should also consider the last impression you will make on your neighbors. You can be courteous them by making sure their driveways are not blocked and making sure the street is not blocked so they can come and go as needed unhindered. You should also try and make sure the movers do not attempt any shortcuts through your neighbors lawns or flower beds as this can cause heated resentment for no reason.
If it is possible for you to choose the time of your move you should always try to schedule it between the hours of 9 AM and 10 AM on the weekdays. Your neighbors will probably be on their way to work at this time so you will not wake them up and disturbed them.
When you’re things are all loaded and the moving process is at an an end, make sure you remember to look for and pick up any debris that may have fallen anywhere around your house.
One last thing to remember is to clean up your old house as much as possible, leaving it reasonably presentable.
Before the day of your move you should try and remember anyone you may have made duplicate key copies for as a safety precaution.
It is a good idea to always keep your pets separated and away from all the commotion of moving or even better if possible, let your pet stay with a family member or a trusted friend. This is a safety precaution for your pet.
For The Movers:
It is good moving etiquette and courteous to have some refreshments or maybe some snacks ready for your movers and also always show your appreciation to your movers with a standard tip of £25 per person for a job well done.
These are just a few basic guidelines on moving etiquette and moving courtesy.