Moving day etiquette 101

Sure, moving can be stressful. When relocating and packing, you have to take care of a lot of things. But, like with any social interaction, there are some unwritten rules. So, how should you behave on your moving day when your movers arrive? What is a moving day etiquette? Those are the questions we are going to try to answer in this guide. So, without further ado, let’s jump straight into it!

Be nice to your movers is the basic of the moving day etiquette

We know, moving is stressful and sometimes things don’t go as planned. But that doesn’t mean that you have the right to lash out on somebody if you are under stress. It is even more frowned upon if you lash out on somebody you have a contract with. If you have any complaints, there are ways to solve that, from notifying the company to notifying authorities if the situation is dire. So, be nice to your movers, and take care of your moving stress in a more productive way. But that doesn’t mean that you mustn’t ask questions about their methods of moving. It is your right to know everything about the move, just be nice when you are asking your questions.

Moving day etiquette is not to yell at your movers.
Don’t lash out on your movers. This is basic moving day etiquette.

Have everything prepared before the moving day

It is your responsibility to have everything prepared before the moving day. This means that you have to have everything packed. You shouldn’t expect your movers to pack your things for you. Preparation should be done weeks in advance. If you cannot pack on your own, ask your friends or family for help. If none are available, there are moving companies that offer packing for their customers, but that is going to cost you more. Whatever the case is, you should take care of your packing before the moving day.

Also, if you are moving during the winter or if it is hard to come to your home because of mus or other factors, prepare the ground for their arrival. If it is snowing, clean the snow in front of your home. They have to park their trucks close to your home because of easy access.

Offer your movers a drink

Being nice to your movers doesn’t mean that you only have to restrain yourself from lashing out on them. Being nice means offering them at least a drink. Most professional movers are hardworking people who work all around the year to help feed their families. Sure, you don’t have to offer them anything, but if you want to be humane, offer them at least some water.

Two persons talking.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Just be polite.

Give your movers a tip if you think that they have done a nice job

If you are satisfied with your relocation and with the moving company, don’t be cheap and tip your movers after they are done with your relocation. Giving tips is customary in the services sector. Sure, you are not obliged to tip them, but tips help a lot, and we mean it.