The delightful relocation process excites everyone, but it may become disastrous, if the unloading process is not done the right way. Paramount importance must be given for loading and unloading items safely, since no one wants their prized possessions to get damaged. For a safe and trouble free moving experience, it is much recommended to take some precaution measures, while unloading your goods upon delivery. Whether you’re choosing DIY approach or hiring professional movers, sensible and organized planning makes you’re move a smooth and successful one.
Things to be done before packing items:
Create a detailed floor plan:
It takes much time to arrange the unloaded items in your new home. Creating a floor plan of your new residence with markings of the exact positions, where your major house hold items must be placed, reduce the hassle of unloading and arranging goods at your new home. The thoughtful trick that gears up unloading process is that paste colorful labels on the door frames of your new home’s empty rooms and boxes that must be placed in those rooms, this way the goods boxes can be placed in their corresponding rooms easily without gulping time and wrecking nerves.
It is highly impossible to unload all your belongings from truck by yourself. In order to ensure the safety of your items, it is wise to sort help from either professional movers or friends, and also ensure their availability on moving day before itself. However the best option is to let professional movers do the jobs for you. Since, they are equipped with all the necessary items that are required for unloading all your belongings from truck and shifting them inside your new home. Another cool factor is that you can avoid moving injuries by hiring efficient professional movers.
Relocation is a daunting task that requires ample amount of time, so a well ahead planning gives you relief from the moving stress. Several factors such as size of the boxes, weight of the boxes, number of boxes, experience of the professional movers, and availability of moving equipment decides the time of your unloading process. The weather conditions also play a dominant role, when you’re carrying out your move. So, manage your available time properly to get rid from last minute frustrations and enjoy a hassle free move.
Reserve a parking area beforehand:
Reserve an appropriate parking place for the moving truck well in advance, so that your goods can be unloaded and shifted safely within short span of time. It is well and good, if the vehicle is parked in front of your new home, since you can ensure the safety of your valuable belongings and also the long carry fee payment is avoided.
There are possibilities of floor damage, when you unload and unpack your invaluable possessions into your new residence without using any protective materials. Usage of carpet film protectors, old blankets, large pieces of cardboard and rugs reduce the floor harm. Cover the stair case with some anti- slippery materials, to avoid unnecessary risks during unloading items. If your move is during rainy season, it’s better to change the floor coverings once or twice, not allowing the moisture to soak through the floor. The walls and doors must also be covered with corner guards and foam padding’s, in order to protect them from scratches.
Keep your pathways obstacle free:
For safe unloading and shifting of goods, the pathway leading to your home must be free from obstacles such as debris, dead leaves, snow, mud, over grown bushes, tree branches etc. Place the already shifted items away from the path that you’re using for unloading other goods. At any point of time personal protection is also very vital. Wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict your movements, boots with anti-slippery soles, and gloves. The back support reduces the risk of strain and also don’t forget to use dolly that significantly reduce your unloading burdens. Children and pets may get injured or cause injuries, when they run around you while you’re carrying goods, so keep them at bay before starting the unloading process.
Tips for quick unloading:
Unload the items in right order:
Load the over-sized boxes first; so that it can be unloaded last, this way these boxes do not harm the miscellaneous items and fragile items that are placed above it. Once the loading process is over, secure the boxes with bungee cords, restricting the movement of the goods during transportation. While unloading, the breakables must be removed before the delicate household appliances. So that there will be enough space for other bulkier items to get out from truck. Unload the heavy furniture and wardrobe boxes at last.
Employ proper lifting and carrying techniques:
When you’re lifting heavy items, it is advisable to bend your knees and lift with your leg’s strength, instead of back. To avoid slipping of boxes, hold it close to your body and move with smaller steps. Bulkier items must be shifted, only through moving ramp or dolly. Don’t be in haste while unloading or unpacking as it will end up with serious consequences.
Rest the items in their designated places:
Rearranging the shifted materials several times is overwhelming, it is far better to arrange the items directly in their designated places itself. Make sure that no item left inside the storage area of the rental truck and every item is placed in its corresponding place. In case if you’re using moving company, check that the received items match with the inventory list. Once all the belongings are unloaded, carefully unpack the items. The plastic wraps, cardboard boxes, bubble wraps, plastic crates and other protective materials must be removed with great care and maintained at good condition, since you can use these items again, if there is a need. Give importance to dispose the waste moving supplies properly.
The moving advice furnished above makes the hard pressed unloading process easier and let your successful moving experience a memorable one.