Professional Moving Company answers your important moving questions
Moving is a key moment in your life and requires proper planning and preparation. Professional Moving Company has conducted hundreds of successful relocations in the Netherlands - in this article they share their answers to the five questions they hear most frequently.
Five frequently asked questions when moving
Here are the five most frequently asked questions Professional Moving Company hears:
1. How do I estimate the cost of my move?
Moving can be a costly exercise, and it is important to take a few things into consideration when planning your move.
The first thing to consider is the volume of the items that you are moving; the more items you need to move, the more time that is required to move them. To help you determine the volume of your items, Professional Moving Company recommends using a volume calculator to get an estimate of the volume of the items in your household.
The second factor to consider during your move is the size and type of the moving truck. It is important to choose a large enough truck that is capable of moving the majority of your items.
The third factor to consider is the distance between the current and new address. The longer the distance between the addresses, the more effort is required to complete the move and thus the more costly it will be.
2. How to handle items that are difficult to move?
As a first step, create a list of all the big items that you need to move. Do you have multiple floors? You will need to check if all large items can be moved through the opening of your staircase or if there is a need for a moving lift.
If you need a moving lift, please book this early on and make sure that there is a suitable parking spot for the moving lift. In some cases, there might be a need to disassemble larger items to ensure that they don’t get damaged during the move - this is especially important for large closets, beds and sofas.
3. What to do when moving to or from an apartment without an elevator?
It is important to measure the items that need to be moved, and if these can fit via the staircase and make it through the turns. Also make sure you have enough movers to help carry the items, especially when they are especially heavy.
If you live in an apartment on the third floor (or higher), we recommend using a moving lift. At Professional Moving Company, their experts will plan your move with you carefully, and ensure that it is as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
4. How should I pack my fragile items?
Fragile items require special handling and attention during the move, to avoid any damage. Taking care of fragile items starts with packing them correctly, and with the right materials.
Start by placing heavy items at the bottom of your boxes, and make sure that boxes containing fragile items are properly marked. Make sure you write on all sides and in large fonts, so it’s obvious to everyone that the box should not be dropped, smashed, or handled in a rough manner. Furthermore, make sure you use the right packing materials, such as bubble wrap, furniture pads, and packing peanuts.
5. How to avoid common moving injuries?
Moving can be a physically demanding task that requires heavy lifting. In the event of mishandling, you could drop heavy items or trip while loading or unloading. Broken fingers, hands and toes are amongst the most frequent fractures that can occur during the process of moving. To avoid these injuries, Professional Moving Company recommends the following:
- Use proper moving clothes, such as thick gloves and shoes with closed toes that have good grip.
- Do not overburden boxes, and don’t make boxes too heavy.
- Strengthen the bottoms of the boxes using heavy-duty packaging tapes.
- Lift your box or object in the correct way to reduce the strain on your back.
- Use the proper equipment like trolleys, dollies and straps.
- Most importantly, be aware of your limits and never attempt to lift something that’s too heavy for you.
Contact Professional Moving Company
At Professional Moving Company, they have a wide range of moving services to choose from. Their expert moving advisors are always available to help you plan the perfect move, by taking care of your every need. Their moving services include packing / unpacking, expat moving, moving tailored for senior citizens, and many more.