Become a Mover with These 6 Tips
Moving is a stressful and difficult life change, but the rewards of finding a new home and making friends in your new neighborhood are worth it. To get the best possible job with the best company, you need to know what’s required of movers.
If you’re ready to learn how to become a mover, here are six tips. First, for moving company jobs, you need to be physically fit. Moving involves lifting heavy boxes, furniture and appliances up flights of stairs or onto trucks while also climbing tall ladders in tight spaces. If you can’t handle the physical demands of moving, this isn’t a job for you!
Next, have patience with people on both ends of the move. On one side are your employers who rely on movers to do their jobs well so that they don’t lose any money from clients whose items get broken during transport. At the other end are often stressed-out homeowners who want nothing more than to go back inside after another long day at work followed by packing up all their worldly possessions again only because someone has booked them for yet another move within just months of coming into new quarters.
Third, be prepared to work with people you might not like. If the person hiring you thinks that he or she can get more out of employees by encouraging them to form friendships while on the job then they’ll put everyone into teams of movers who are expected to spend long days together in each others’ pockets. You may find your new friends annoying and wrong-headed but once again this isn’t a place for thin skin so suck it up!
Fourth, ask about whether or not moving companies offer benefits to their employees such as health insurance and paid vacation time off work. If the company doesn’t then consider that a red flag for future employment because it’s possible they’ll hire on new movers so quickly that there won’t be any chance of collecting enough hours to qualify for these perks unless your employer is generous with their workers at least during busy holiday seasons!
Fifth, don’t expect to get rich quick by becoming a mover despite how many people will try to sell you books filled with tips on how anyone can start an independent business doing this kind of heavy lifting right out of college without first working for someone else just like them who built up their business over the course of decades. If they were any good at what they do then why would their book be on sale in a thrift store for fifty cents?
Sixth, ask whether or not you need to bring your own tools with you if required by some people who expect movers to have everything from ladders and dollies needed for transporting boxes up flights of stairs all the way down to paper towels which are necessary if there’s an accident involving spilled food during transport even though it shouldn’t happen because most homeowners pack breakables separately so that nothing gets damaged! Also, don’t forget about how important it is that you wear proper clothing such as work boots or sneakers with thick rubber soles designed to cushion feet against heavy objects falling.