Seven Ways To Be Courteous During Your Move.
Whether you’re moving across town or moving across the state, it’s never easy. After all, you’re having to decide what to pack, what to get rid of, when you’re moving, who’s moving you, who’s unpacking you…the list goes on and on. But once all the decisions have been made and the movers have arrived, there’s more to be done. At Cowboy Moving & Storage in Englewood, CO, we created a list of the top seven ways to be courteous while your move is taking place.
1. Be courteous to your neighbors.Don’t let your movers park wherever they’d like to. Make sure the moving van is not blocking your street, a driveway or any other path your neighbors may need to use.
2. Move during daylight hours. Most of your neighbors work during the day and sleep at night. By moving during daytime hours, you’re less likely to disturb anyone with the noise you and your movers might be making. If you know of a neighbor who sleeps during the day, you might let them know about your moving schedule.
3. Be polite if you unpack at night.Of course, you want to get unpacked and settled in as quickly as possible. And you may have to unpack at night because you’re working during the day. If you do have to unpack or pack at night, keep your neighbors in mind. Try to keep the noise to a minimum. Pack lightweight boxes and softer items like clothing and linens instead of heavy items.
4. If you don’t need it, donate it. Don’t just fill up your community dumpster or leave trash on the curb for your neighbors to have to deal with. Pack those items up and take them to your local Good Will or charity. Try to keep them out of landfill.
5. Give your boxes to someone else. When you’re finished unpacking, break down your boxes, stack them and recycle them—or donate them to someone else to use. Just keep those boxes out of the waste system.
6. Be courteous to your packers and movers. After all, you’re trusting them with your belongings. Provide bottled water, juices or sodas. You might even pick up submarine sandwiches for them. Treat them the way you’d like to be treated.
7. Introduce yourself to your new neighbors.You don’t have to bring flowers or a gift. Just introduce yourself and lay the foundation for a cordial relationship and potential friendship. Let them know when your movers are coming so they won’t be surprised when the moving van arrives.
At Cowboy Moving & Storage, we’ve been helping Coloradans move across town and across the state since 1968. We’re a family-owned and operated company dedicated to making every move a positive and successful one. We’ve got more than 1,800 five-star ratings to prove it! We hope you’ll give us the opportunity to make your move as hassle-free as possible. Give us a call—your call will always be answered by one of our friendly team members!