When you are moving your house, it can be a very lengthy and energy consuming process. It is completely normal if the stress is making you grumpy. Moving the house can be a very stressful task. But you can make it up with some good etiquettes so that you will leave a positive image behind. Most people will not care about what their neighbors think of them when they move. But they should. There are some things which should be kept in mind when you are moving your house. It will make you look very courteous and well mannered.
Here are some of the moving etiquettes which every person should know about:
Talk to Your Neighbors
Talk to your neighbors and inform them that you are moving. You will be blocking some parking space, which will cause a little trouble for your neighbors. Make sure that you do not occupy their driveways. Even your junk hauler will be occupying some space. Apologize to them in advance, because you will be causing a little trouble by blocking some space. Consider the schedule of your neighbors before moving. Do not start moving at the time when they have to leave for work. They might be late because of the blocked driveway.
Request for Neighbors’ Help If You Need
If you have a friendly relation with your neighbors, you can ask for their help. You have to be very courteous while requesting their help. They will be willing to help you out if you had friendly relations with them.
Let the Movers Do Their Job
The best way to help your movers is to not interfere in their work. Just let them do their job. This is the best possible thing you can do to them. They are trained persons, you will not have to guide them about moving your stuff. You can even arrange for junk hauling (haulers) to take away the trash.
Finish Packing Before the Moving Day
If you have arranged for a full moving service, they will do the packing. But if you do not have that service, you have to pack everything on your own. It is better if you finish the packing before the moving day. It will be easy for the movers to get the work done in time.
Label Your Boxes
It is better if you label your boxes. This will be easy for the movers to differentiate between fragile stuff. It will also decrease the chances of damaging your fragile things. If you have sorted out the trash, call a junk hauling service.
Figure Out the Parking Situation
Make sure that you check the parking situation of your new place with the appropriate person. It will save you some time and energy. If you are moving to an apartment then the building will have designated parking space.
Arrange Refreshments for The Workers
The movers will be doing a lot of hard work. It will be courteous if you arrange some beverages and refreshments for the workers. This is a good gesture. Those people will be thankful and will do your work even more efficiently.