Moving can be a very stressful experience, there are many things that could go wrong on moving day to make it an uncomfortable and stressful situation. Here at Humboldt Storage and Moving, a moving company in Boston we want to help you relax and alleviate some of that pressure. We are already into the dog days of summer, and smack dab in the middle of the busiest moving season of the year. The summer moving months mean that moving companies are extremely busy. Here at Humboldt, we’ve spoken to our in house experts about how to make your move in day less stressful, here are some tips: Know the time that your movers are coming. Knowing the timeframe you have during the morning of your move is valuable, this gives you time to eat, and get dressed before the movers arrive and things start to get busy. Pull aside all of your fragile items that might get packed away. Things like your wallet, license, credit cards, and cash should be on your person during the move. You don’t want your valuables getting swept up in the packing process. When the moving day arrives, make sure you greet the moving team and get to know them. That makes it easier to communicate. Remember to take them though a complete walkthrough of your home. Afterwards, ask the crew if there’s anything that you need to do for them, and then it’s probably a good idea to step out of the way and let them do their job. A lot of movers have questions regarding lunch. Is it my responsibility to feed the crew? Should I stay out of the way? The answer is that it really depends on you, there is no set protocol. In our opinion, it’s always a nice thing to provide a light lunch for the crew, even some snacks. It is also a good idea to leave some water or Gatorade out for the crew as well, they always greatly appreciate the hospitality. Make sure to label your moving boxes. It is important to label your moving boxes to clear up and confusion and make your moving process easier when you move into your new home. Labeling boxes by color and by which room they go in can make your move less stressful! The end of the day is just as important as the beginning of the day. The crew is going to do another complete walkthrough of the home to make sure they didn’t miss any items and to make sure there are no damages made by the moving crew. There is also going to be paperwork to sign too, which is crucial to the protection of the client. If you want to find out more information about how to prepare for a stress free move, check out this chat I had with our President, Jim Sullivan!