Whether you’re moving in Kansas City from across town or moving to another city or state, there are a few things you should do before you begin unpacking your belongings. Some of these tasks can be done before your possession even go on the moving truck to make the move easier and less stressful. Our KC residential movers suggest that you: Have utilities such as water, gas, and electricity switched on and in your name prior to the move (check out yourmovehelper.com). Don’t forget the trash service, you will need this service almost instantly as you start unpacking. Have a professional cleaning company clean your home from top to bottom. Make certain smoke or carbon monoxide detectors and security alarms are in good working order. Paint any rooms or areas that need it before you start settling in. Whether you need to refinish the cabinets or have all the walls painted, it’s much easier when your belonging aren’t already in place. What about the floors? Whether you want to replace the tile or have new carpets installed, these larger projects are more easily accomplished before you move all those boxes in. Window coverings. For most homeowners, it takes several days to get all those boxes unpacked and all the furnishings in place. You’ll want to put blinds, shades, curtains, or even a blanket up over windows in bedrooms, baths, or other areas where you want to feel more secure. Change the locks. It’s always a good idea to have all locks changed as soon as you possibly can. When someone else has lived in the home prior to your moving in, you have no idea how many people may have keys/access! At Metro Wide Movers, our Kansas City moving company wants to make your experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Call us today, and make the move effortlessly.
Tips to Help Make the Move Easier for Your Kansas City Moving Company
Whether you’re moving to a new home in KC or are a business owner who’s moving your offices across town, there are a few things you can do to make the move less stressful on your Kansas City moving company! Even professionals can become tired and weary at the end of the day, and injuries aren’t uncommon in an industry where we’re doing a lot of “heavy lifting!” Here are our tops on things you can do to help make our job easier.
First, do you best to make sure boxes are less than 30 lbs. when possible. In some cases you can’t adhere to this “rule,” but never pack a box that weighs 50 lbs. or more. This is asking for trouble, not only in terms of possible back or other injuries for you moving team, but to your belongings should box seams or tape burst. Super-heavy boxes are double trouble.
Boxes with no place to grasp them can be a challenge to pick up or carry. Why not make some handles yourself, and make it easier on your movers? Using a utility knife, simply cut out a “v” shape on each side for carrying, leaving the top flap of the “v” attached so you can fold them in. Easy-peasy!
Make sure everything’s packed up and clearly labeled. For movers who have a schedule to stick to, time is money. Make sure all your belongings are packed up and placed in a central area close to walls, as this gives the crew room to move around. Descriptive labels help the movers know what goes where when they arrive at your new location.
If your Kansas City movers did a good job, don’t they deserve a tip? Imagine if you’d had to climb up and down steps or stairs 40 times in sweltering summer heat or during winter when sidewalks and surfaces are often ice or snow covered. It’s a tough physical job! If you appreciate your movers’ efforts, show it.
At Metrowide Movers, we’re dedicated to making your move as seamless and easy as possible. As the Metro Area’s “GoTo’ Kansas City Moving Company for more than 10 years, we care for your belongings as if they were our own. Call us today!