Hiring furniture movers is always a good way to save time, money, and aggravation. Not only do they have the equipment to get the job done quickly and without damage to your furniture, it gives you more time to focus on other tasks as moving day draws near. Here are two ways to get the most out of the hourly rate:

1. Get rid of everything that isn’t coming with you.

Whenever you move to a new house, some of your stuff won’t make the journey with you. Some plastic containers, perishables, and stuffed away boxes and bags might be left in the garbage bin. You might also make harder choices about clothes, specific items of furniture, and other belongings scattered throughout the house. But don’t make those decisions on the clock. Get rid of everything you don’t want the movers to pack up before they even get there, or move it all into one room. Not only will that help the movers because everything left visible gets loaded into the van, it can help finalize decisions you were on the fence about.

2. Set aside another room or space for what you will personally move.

There are some things that you want to carry with you instead of putting in the van. This should include enough clothing and toiletries for a few days, as well as your personal documents. But it is also everything your movers can’t ship for you. Every company has a slightly different list of items they can’t take care of for you (usually including items like hazardous chemicals or food), so ask the company ahead of time and either throw them away or pack them up in your personal car.

The best way to get the most out of your movers’ time slot is to make it clear what they are and are not moving. Go to Kiwimove to schedule an appointment and find out what all we can do to make your move easier.