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Proper Etiquette for Moving Day

March 26,2022

If you have an upcoming move, it’s important to understand the unspoken rules of moving day etiquette that will help your moving day go smoothly.

Here is a list of essential etiquette rules to know for your upcoming moving day.

  • Label Boxes Ahead of Time

Before the movers arrive, ensure everything is boxed up securely and the boxes labeled clearly so that unloading can be easier. Use a bold marker to label each box clearly with its room of destination. Do not wait until the movers arrive at your house to start scrambling around with a marker while they’re standing waiting for you to finish up on something you could have done ahead of time.

  • Keep Kids and Pets Out of the Way

Having your kids and pets running around your house as the movers do their job will not only slow down the process, but can also result in injuries. You can send your kids and pets to a friend or relative, or take them out for a fun day to allow the movers to do their job without any disturbances.

  • Get Out of Their Way

While you should be easily accessible on the moving day so that the movers can find you if they need something, it’s best to let them do the job you hired them to do. If you have hired a dependable moving company, then their movers will know what they are doing, so let them do it. Do not disappear though, your movers will have questions and you should be available to answer them.

  • Be Friendly

It goes without saying that you should treat your movers with respect and act friendly towards them to make the moving day enjoyable for everyone. Provide them with enough water and snacks and anything that will make them feel appreciated. 

  • Be Considerate of Your Neighbors On the Moving Day

Avoid parking the moving truck anywhere that may inconvenience your neighbors or making a lot of noise that may upset them.

  • Avoid Haggling When It’s Time to Pay Your Movers

Moving companies usually provide quotes before they start the job, so trying to shave money off after they’re done would be unethical and shows a lack of respect for the movers. 

  • Tip Your Movers

Movers go above and beyond to move and manage your prized possessions. Therefore, proper etiquette suggests that you tip the appropriate amount to each mover as a way of appreciating their work. There are no standard rules for tipping local movers, but it’s best to give each mover 5% of the total cost of the move. 

Following these moving day etiquette tips should make your upcoming move smooth for you, your family, and the moving team.

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