Don’t Be Left Frustrated When The Movers Leave!

I recently conducted a survey asking customers about a few of their grievances when they hire movers. Im sure you can imagine the list of complaints that came from this survey. The number one frustration people had about their movers is movers don’t always place things in the right place.

  • Boxes end up all in one room like the living room or garage or kitchen
  • Furniture is left in the wrong room like the master dresser in the guest bedroom

Now! Since we are all about solutions at Forward Motion. We can not just drop a problem without tossing in a remedy or two. If you are looking to hire movers in the near future save yourself from these frustration!

Properly label your boxes

If you are packing yourself don’t forget to add a sharpie when you order your moving boxes online. If it is kitchen items be sure to clearly write in big bold letters “kitchen” on the top of the box. If you have more than one bedroom write on boxes, bedroom #1, bedroom #2, etc…

Use the color system to match furniture to the correct room

Order you a pack of sticky notes. Make sure they are assorted colors so that you label each room with a different color sticky note. When moving day arrives match up your furniture to the room it goes in with the same color sticky note.

There you have it, a solution to your problem you didn’t even know you would have. If its your first time hiring movers you can use these tips or not up to you obviously. You can always stand at the door and bark out directions and search through every box as it enters the house.

Just remember. Most moving companies charge by the hour so taking the time to prep for your move is extremely important if you’re looking to save time and money on the back end.


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  • Packing 2 rooms of your choice
  • 2 Movers/Packers
  • 1 Bundle of medium moving boxes
  • 4 rolls of packing tape
  • 1 marker for labeling

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If packing is not your thing this deal is for you!

Are you a last minute mover?

Moving sucks! …well not to me I love it for some odd reason 🤷🏾

Not only is it rough but it can get pricey for sure especially if you’re a last minute kind of person 🕔

To make sure your #movingday is not filled with #headaches #heartaches or #backaches

3 Things…!

Do Not ‼ throw all your stuff in trash bags or small liquor store boxes!
Do Not ‼ lead with “its really not that much stuff” when you know you have a mansion!
Do Not ‼ call movers the day you’re supposed to be out …not likely going to happen 😒

Just like everything else in life moving requires planning its not always a simple grab and go situation.

Careful Not to Ruin Your Couch on Moving Day

Tired of wondering why your movers are taking the extra time to wrap your couch? I mean its just your couch just throw it on the truck right?

We recently moved a customer who thought she had done everything to prepare for her move. She ordered her packing supplies online. Boxes, tape bubble wrap and packing paper. Broke down her bed and prepped her glass items for transport. Her moving truck from budget was reserved weeks ahead of time. She even hired movers straight from her mobile phone! Since she had prepared so perfectly for moving day, she was surprised to see us bust out the shrink wrap for the couch. Asking the question, “why do you wrap the couch?”

Why Do You Use Shrink Wrap On The Couch?

There are multiple uses for shrink wrap on moving day. Your movers number 1 goal is to have a safe move. Shrink wrap is our way of making sure your furniture stays safe during the move by adding an extra layer of protection. Wrapping furniture with drawers and doors keeps dresser drawers closed nd cabinet doors from swinging open.

It is also a good use for keeping furniture parts together. If you have to break down your dining room table for transport or wrapping up your bedrails.

Couches are special because they come with a variety of fabrics. While carrying them to the moving truck movers face a few obstacles. Going through doors couches rub up against door jams which can leave a permanent mark on leather couches. Coming down stairs fabric catches on stair rails and rip on corners. Once placed on the truck you want to make sure you keep couches clean and avoid transferring dirt and debris in to your new home as much as possible.

Most people do not think to wrap up the couch. Movers will always wrap your couch before moving it unless instructed otherwise. Why? Because we care about you and your furniture. The last thing you need to be stressed about is the big’ol rip across the back of your nice leather couch!

You’re Busy But Moving Day Is Not Going To Plan Itself!

…and you have got other shit to do besides calling multiple moving companies that all give out the same generic information anyway. Its the same spill every single time. So why not skip the extra-ness and get straight to the point!

*Simple Do It Yourself Solution*

Avoid the phone scripts. Don’t call another moving company! Get the answers you need right from the palm of your hand. Find the services we offer, cost and availability on our online scheduling center.

Moving is such a hassle! Dont be hassled with reps on the phone reading phone scripts just to give some outrageous cost and fees. Just do it yourself on our booking site!

Two Things You Need To Know About Your Moving Company

How Much Does It Cost?

Moving cost as much as you plan for it to cost. Meaning! If you are a neat and organized person and like things to go right the first time around. You may spend more on preparing for your move than you would the actual move itself. Opposed to someone who just throws things in bags or small boxes they could scrounge up!

What Is Your Availability?

Its moving season! This means limited availability for many moving companies near you. You can call a moving company 1 day and they could be booked the next. We have seen this often, so it is wise to be ready to buy.

Don’t Forget Your Moving and Packing Supplies

Free In-Home Moving Estimate

Moving can get expensive and can be full of unknowns. You have to order boxes and packing supplies, you need furniture pads and it’s very time consuming. With so many innovative ways to move, it would be a great idea to get a moving consultation to analyze your options.

These unknowns can be very stressful. Along with getting an online or over the phone quote, it is also important to request a free in-home estimate. Estimates allow moving companies to provide you with a more accurate price estimate, eliminates surprises come moving day and provides details hard to capture over the phone. If you are relocating locally or long distance, the in-home estimates will answer your questions.

Top 5 questions answered during an in-home estimate

  1. What is all going to the new location on moving day?
  2. What are you going to do with the items not going to the new location?
  3. Do you need to order supplies for packing and protecting household goods?
  4. What is the best method of transportation for your household goods?
  5. What size crew will you need to complete your move in a timely manner?

All these questions determine the size of your move. Most online and phone interviews ask the basic questions geared towards understanding the size of your house or apartment and not really focusing on the intricate details that make up the size of your move.

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