Congratulations on your upcoming move, and thanks for booking some Bellhops movers to help! We’re honored to be of service. We all know how important it is to feel comfortable with the people moving your stuff, and we pledge to handle your belongings with care.

Bellhops movers are energetic, friendly, and hard-working individuals whose priority is to keep you happy. They’ll arrive on time on moving day ready to get your stuff from Point A to Point B, and they can even help you arrange your furniture or other items in your new home or apartment. You point, they lift, and you’re moved.

As quick and easy as a Bellhops move is, however, your move can go even more smoothly if you take a few steps to get ready for our visit. Take a quick look at our handy moving checklist or any steps you may have overlooked, and then consider these tips to help you prepare for your Bellhops movers:

Get a move on.

If you haven’t started getting ready for your move, now’s the time. Start by getting rid of junk that you no longer want or need. While something might be junk to you, it might be useful to someone else. You might want to have a yard sale, sell everything you can on Craigslist or eBay, and give things to friends and family. Once you’ve exhausted those options, consider donating the rest to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Both organizations will use your hand-me-downs to give a hand up to those who need it. If your leftover junk is really junk, haul it off yourself or contact your city or a local junk removal company to have it hauled off. (Check out your city’s website or call 311 for more information about bulk trash collection. If your city doesn’t offer trash pickup, check Thumbtack.com to find companies a list of trash removal companies in your area.)

Once you’ve gotten rid of your unneeded items, you need to get some packing materials.

Here’s your list:

  • Moving boxes—at least 60
  • Packing paper, bubble wrap, and/or styrofoam peanuts
  • PVC tape (with an optional tape dispenser)
  • Permanent markers for labeling
  • String
  • Scissors

Once you’ve gotten those items, it’s time to get things boxed up.

Get packed.

The better organized you are before your Bellhops movers arrive, the faster and smoother your move will be. Group your items by size, weight, and their destination in your new place. Then, start packing and stacking boxes.

Properly labeling your moving boxes while you’re packing can save you a lot of time when it’s time to unload. Keep each box at 30 pounds or less, and mark each one with the items it contains and which room it’s going to. Wrap your clothes on their hangers in garbage bags. When you get to your new place, just unwrap and hang them. You can also use egg cartons to keep jewelry safe and secure, and paper plates to protect your glass plates. (Here are some additional tips on how to properly pack your moving boxes.)

Also, if you have a big computer workstation or a lot of audio/visual equipment connected to your TV, take a photos of all of the wires before you disconnect them so you’ll remember how to re-connect them once you unload. You might also want to take pictures of how you’ve arranged—and will want to rearrange—your furniture, artwork, photo walls, and other decorative items.

Create a moving folder.

Moving can be hectic and messy. No matter how organized you are, it’s easy to lose track of things. Create a moving folder containing all of your important documents (receipts, budget, etc.) in it so they don’t get lost during the transition. Before our movers load up the truck, stick the folder in a filing cabinet, desk, safety deposit box, or other secure location.

Pack a survival kit.

While Bellhops movers can do a lot to help you unload and get your new place set up, it’s still going to take a couple of days to unpack and get settled into your new place. After months of house/apartment hunting and weeks (or a few insane days) of packing, you just want to rest. With all you’ve had on your mind throughout the crazy moving process, it’s easy to forget what you’ll need, when you’ll need it… and exactly where you packed it. With that in mind, pack one box with everything you’ll need for the first night in your new home.

Get ready for us.

Once you’ve packed up all of your rooms, please take a few minutes to make sure our movers have room to move you. Make sure your hallways and doorways are clear, and please remove any doors from their hinges if we are going to be moving any considerably large or tricky items.

Thanks again for choosing Bellhops! See you on moving day!


Do you have friends or family that are planning a move? We’d love to help them.

Bellhops are handpicked, hardworking movers who make moving affordable for everyone. Book Bellhops online in minutes and save half the cost compared to hiring a traditional moving company.

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