I can't say enough about the professionalism of this moving company, Always Professional in Moving. The owner, Ray, was right on-time, arriving at our new home at 7 a.m. The very first thing he did was put down long blue cloths that stretched from well outside each entry & then into the house. This was to clean the hand-truck wheels before they ever went onto our carpet. They unloaded the flatbed first.
Several of the crew had been with us during the "Move Out" day, but there were a few newbies, too. After unloading most of the garage (The Man's stuff.....lol!) & lots of boxes, Ray herded the crew into our laundry room to wash up before they started handling our furniture. I was sooooo impressed!
They used large sheets of plywood to section the truck & keep things from shifting.
The Boss Man kept shouting orders of caution & instruction. I heard lots of "rack 'em, stack 'em." They would sort and stack the boxes according to the room locations (I had marked those rooms clearly on each box) & as soon as there were 4 boxes for a particular room, one of the crew would slip them onto an awaiting hand-truck. They were definitely "worker bees" that day.
Prior to the movers' arrival, I put directional sheets all around the house so they would know where things should be located. I had also made little marks on the walls where things needed to be centered. They always made sure that any electrical cords were easily accessible for us.
I have unpacked about 75 boxes so far, and there has been no damage or breakage. The kitchen is all unpacked, & my FiestaWare dishes are all safe & sound.....WHEW!
It feels so truly wonderful to be in our new home. The Man is retiring at the end of the month, so he can be here full-time, too. Even-though it felt like this whole "buying-selling-moving" process had taken a long time, it really has only been 9 months since we made the decision that we wanted to move to this area. That's a lot of juggling in a short period of time, well, at least it is for us "older folks!" We feel truly blessed that everything has fallen into place.
Again, thank you for hanging in there with me & for stopping by. Please come again soon.
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