The short answer is to make it as easy as possible. The best way for you to get ready is to think about what needs to be moved and packed and how to go about it. This will also be beneficial, since the movers will have to spend less time in your house.
Here are some tips for the best way to get ready:
Remove anything that is at the movers way
What you should do is remove any kind of obstacles from the movers’ path and the surrounding areas. The entrances and exit should be as cleared as possible. Rugs and decorations which are in the way might present a tripping hazard. Additionally, on the move date make sure that, if accidentally closed, the main door will not lock everyone out.
Another vital area are the stairs. Make sure these are easily accessible, without anything stacked at the top or the bottom. Again, pick up any loose rugs to prevent trips or slips. If you share a common stairwell, hall or landing with neighbors, request that they temporarily remove the items, both for the movers’ safety and to prevent any damage.
Having a person in charge
The moving team will benefit from having one person in charge to answer questions, sign paperwork, and make any decisions. You need to be clear about the items you are not moving or packing. Moreover, you will help ensure items are put into the right room at destination. The best way creating a plan for each room and box.
Keep your family safe
If you have small children, think about how you’ll keep them out of harm and occupied as the movers are doing their job. And if you have pets, draw a plan to keep them safe as well, with access to food and water.
Use plastic sheeting for the floor
Moving can be a messy process, especially on a rainy day, so you may want to protect your carpets with matting or plastic sheeting. Be sure that it doesn’t slip or prevent tripping hazards, and if need be, tape it down securely.
Keep everything well planned
The best way is to provide access to all the areas that it should be packed and moved for both your place and destination. Be ready will a clear plan. What the team should pack, and what you are going to do by yourself. Best thing to do is to be ready with your self packing belongings, so you can be ready when crew arrives. A thing to keep in mind is that you should be ready to receive your belongings at the date of the arrival. If not, extra storage charges will arise.