Moving is hard work. For example, if you want to move to Brantford, Canada there are a lot of things you need to do. You will need to create a moving plan, hire movers, pack your belongings, and on top of all that you will need to learn how to treat your Brantford movers on moving day. That might seem like a lot to take in. And to be completely honest it really is. Moving is not as easy as people think. Thankfully, there are a number of guides on Number 1 Van Lines that can help you deal with these problems. In this article, we will share with you some etiquette moving tips that will hopefully make your moving experience and that of your movers, that much more enjoyable.
How to treat your Brantford movers on moving day
Everybody wants a stress-free move. Nobody likes packing things last minute, worrying about whether the movers are going to be punctual, despairing about not being able to check everything from their moving checklist, and stewing about a hundred other things at the same time. However, what people seem to forget in all that panicking and worrying is how to be, well, human. Or rather, how to treat other people as they are human.
All that angst, despair, and stress comes to a climax the moment they see the movers arrive. Some start lashing it out on movers, either directly, or indirectly by being passive-aggressive and rude. Which is no way to treat another human being, as we are sure you will agree. That’s why we are going to recommend a few things to keep in the back of your mind once your movers arrive to make everyone’s experience more comfortable.
Step 1: Prepare ahead of time
It doesn’t matter what you are doing in life, preparing is the key to success. Having a clear cut, birds-eye view of the terrain ahead can be extremely helpful. Especially if that terrain is your future home. With that being said, the most important step you can take when welcoming your movers is to prepare ahead of time. This will not only impress your movers and make them feel more welcome, but it will also make the whole relocation that much smoother and faster. So, what should you do? Well, here are some recommendations:
- Inform your neighbors about the move. This will save your neighbors from headaches from unexpected traffic in the driveway, or difficulties moving through the building because the elevator is being used by the movers.
- If you live in a high story building make sure to reserve the use of the elevator for a certain time of day. This goes without saying, but if the movers have unlimited access to your elevator during the move, everything will move 2x the speed!
- make sure to prepare you and your movers for the weather conditions. If it’s hot make sure to have a fridge stocked with water bottles if it’s snowy make sure to put salt on the driveway so as to make it more maneuverable for the movers, etc.
- this goes without saying but, make sure you label your boxes! This will make it easy for the movers to figure out which boxes contain fragile items and which do not. Which will save you, and your movers a lot of headaches (and disputes) along the road.
Step 2: treat your Brantford movers on moving day like you would your friends
There really is no other way of going about it. While being courteous and kind is something you should be doing anyway, it especially rings true for your movers. Being helpful to your movers guarantees everyone has an awesome time and experience.
Let’s put it like this. Imagine if the roles were reversed. If you were the mover and the mover was you. You would not want to come to someone’s home only to be greeted by a grumpy, sullen, and grouchy person. After all, you are there to help them not the other way around! So, the next time you decide to hire Brantford movers, or you feel grumpy about your movers, make sure to put yourself in their shoes before lashing out.
Step 3: Make sure your movers feel comfortable
While being friendly will definitely make your movers feel at ease, there is one more thing you should do. Moving large moving boxes is a “tooth and nail” type of job. It’s really a back-breaking, hard-working, heavy lifting type of experience. So, it doesn’t hurt to show some appreciation by offering your movers beverages. At the very least offer some water to help them hydrate, after long days of work.
Step 4: Don’t forget to tip!
And last, but definitely not least, remember to tip your movers! While it’s not mandatory, it’s always nice to give an appropriate amount to each mover. That is if you are satisfied with their service. Just as a way to say thank you. While that’s all well and good, knowing exactly how much to tip is something we, unfortunately, do not have an answer to. Simply for the fact that a tip is a highly situational type of thing. It all depends on how much you are satisfied with their service. A general guideline is around 5% of the total bill, however, you might want to pay more or less depending on your satisfaction with their assistance.
Instead of a conclusion
So what’s the best way to treat your Brantford movers on moving day? If you ever asked your friends for moving help, you should know exactly what to do. Treat your movers with dignity and respect. Be friendly and be kind. Be polite. But most of all, be human. Treat them like you would want to be treated yourself. And who knows how far you’ll go.