Get rid of your moving fears once and for all!
Overcoming your moving fears before they get you in a lot of trouble is essential! But, how can you really do this, the right way? The answer – be positive you avoid the following mistakes.
Here are the things you certainly need to avoid, to have a smooth move…
Mistakes you need to avoid when moving!
We can all agree that changing homes and carrying all your stuff from one place to another implies a lot of stress and work. But, have you mastered the perfect plan? What about a back-up plan? In order to diminish the chances of failure, here are some of the mistakes you need to make sure will not be part of your transition.
- Not researching your moving company
Knowing more about the ones who will carry all your belongings might be something obvious to do, however, surprisingly or not – there are many enthusiastic newbie owners out there who forget to research their moving company and they choose it only based on their price. So, if you want to lower your stress level during the moving day, the first thing you should do is to find out whether or not they are licensed by the State Department of Transportation! This can actually point out the info that you need to decide…
- Not measuring the furniture
Taking precautionary measures before the moving day is critical. Think about it – what else can you do if you see that your bed or any other piece of furniture or appliance, won’t fit through the door of your new home? What then? To avoid such unfortunate situations, you need to carefully take measurements and figure a way in…
- Not planning your packing time right
Packing might actually take longer than you initially guess! Therefore, moving specialists advise you to start packing your things with some time in advance; you might stumble upon problems you have never thought about. At first sight – this might sound simple, but is it really?
- Not labelling your boxes
You want to move smarter, not harder, right? Then, do things like you are really supposed to. In order to diminish your chances of creating, even more, chaos in your life – label your boxes, you need to point out the room they belong to and some handling instructions too! This might actually come in handy not just for you, but for your movers too.
- Overspending on packing boxes
Try to avoid overspending on packing boxes, as there are plenty of other unexpected costs you have to deal with. You’ll thank yourself later on… Have you thought about using newspaper or empty boxes? You can usually find them free of charge. With this being said – you just have to plan your move thoroughly to make sure you’ll spend a small amount of money after all!
In order to avoid these common pitfalls, it’s always advisable to have a plan of attack that you can stick to! Find the middle ground, and prior to the moving day, have everything ready. Don’t let unsolved things at the last minute because you’ll probably have other, more important things to deal with, on that particular day… Good luck!
- Lisa Ross
Thank you, Chris! We intend to post even more interesting articles so stay tuned… Have a great day!
- Stella Biggs
I can honestly say that preparation is “KEY” to a smooth transition. I just recently sold a property to a client in Southern California this last summer. Their entire moving process was a nightmare! Having 2 sets of moving companies call and cancel last minute was very upsetting, including one company not refunding their deposit. Getting and verifying consumer reports is important process, and better if a reliable source made a recommendation on past experience. My client underestimated the time it would take to pack and was not ready when the date arrived causing her to reschedule and risking the possible cancellation from the moving company. Therefore getting through the packing with plenty of time before the moving date is crucial to being ready for the big day. Make sure they come out and take inventory in person when getting a bid, as mistakes can cause your moving bill to double!
- Lisa Ross
Stella, you are absolutely right! Preparation is one of the most important things when it comes to relocating. Clients also have to be prepared for a possible misunderstanding with the moving companies, that’s why they should start by researching the company.
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Excellent post! these tips should be on the top of everyone’s mind who is moving, but rarely are. Thanks for sharing and refreshing our collective memory!