Plan Your Move
The most cost effective way to move a short distance is by finding a company that charges by the hour, The Moving Men operate via this system. This system eliminates many of the overheads normally incurred with fixed priced moves. The Moving Men give you the choice to do as little or as much as you want, the more preparation you do, the lower the cost.
Our teams are available to help with all your moving needs. If you want us to, we can take care of your entire move from start to finish. These hints will assist you in preparing your short distance move with The Moving Men.
You are hiring our equipment, expertise and labour. Use it where you have to. Take into consideration your physical capabilities and the amount of time you can spare. Good planning and preparation will save you money!
Almost everyone underestimates the packing time needed to pack small items. If packing yourself, start well before the moving date. Use cardboard packing boxes, not plastic containers or bags. This eliminates breakages and makes it easier for the boxes to be packed on the truck.
Items to empty
Wardrobes and desk drawers must be emptied. Chests of drawers need to have breakable, loose, and heavy items removed. Light clothing may remain. Never tape drawers shut. As a rule, furniture with doors must be emptied. Gas bottles and equipment such as lawnmowers must be empty before we carry them.
Pack in good boxes
Lots of small open boxes (that cannot be stacked) take a lot longer to move than goods packed in the right sizes boxes. On the other hand, using boxes so large that they become overweight can dramatically slow down the moving process. Using proper removal boxes will not only help ensure a safe no damage move, but it also speeds up your move. Tie loose items such as brooms and mops in bundles. Leave drawers in dressers.
Reduce the distance
Every trip to the truck takes time. If you have packed your small items, try and have them near where the truck will park. Blocking entrances means we waste time when we arrive. Clear access ensures quick moving. Keeping small children and pets away during the move also helps.
Dismantle beds, mirrors from dressers, and other furniture items (those which had to be assembled when purchased) before the removal team arrives. Losing small items, especially keys, is common when moving and is very frustrating. Keep all screws and bolts in bags, and remember where you put them. Put the hose off the washing machine inside the machine.
Flat glass items
This includes plate glass, paintings, prints, table tops, and wall unit shelves. Simply leave them bare for us to handle. Never pack plate glass or glass front paintings in boxes.
Do not water them for a few days prior to the move.