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Avoid these 5 Mistakes when Moving

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Interstate Moving Professionals

Posted On : Oct 01, 2014

      If your moving day is approaching, you’re probably experiencing a certain combination of excitement for your new home and anxiety about moving all of your stuff. Sometimes it seems like so many things must go absolutely perfect on moving day that it seems unlikely that they will. Relocation to a new residence is ranks as one of the most stressful events an individual may experience during their lifetime, and it’s easy to see why. But there’s no reason to worry if you avoid some of the common pitfalls of moving. Adhere to these five rules and you will feel the hopeful excitement steadily eclipse the anxiety.

  1. Don’t wait to the last minute to begin packing. In fact, don’t wait until the last week or month to begin preparing for your move. Even if you don’t have a five-bedroom house, moving all of your belongings with you to a new home is going to be quite an undertaking. As soon as you know that you’re moving, start packing. Then, work on all of the paperwork, such as changing your address with the bank, forwarding mail, and setting up utility service at the new home.
  2. Don’t try to do it on your own. You may think you’re saving money by trying to move on your own, but it might end up costing you quite a bit more, instead. Consider that a moving truck is never as inexpensive as they are advertised after you factor in gas and mileage. Also, you’re truck loading skills are never going to be as good as those of a professional moving company, meaning there might be some damage during transit. If you hire professional movers, you won’t have to worry about these problems.
  3. Hire a moving company that you can trust. For every reputable moving company out there, there are probably three disreputable companies hiding in the shadows. When you check out a moving company, ask how long they have been in business, make sure they are licensed by the department of transportation, and ask for references.
  4. Get an estimate in writing. Make sure the moving company provides you with a written estimate of the services they are going to provide. Some moving companies will even beat any quote for moving services from other reputable companies. Make sure you’re honest when telling the movers what you need, though, so you don’t run into unexpected costs later.
  5. Pack a survival kit. First, make sure you’re not packing anything that you use daily into a box that’s going to be suck underneath a pile of other boxes. While toiletries and clothing are obvious things to include, consider other things that you’ll want to access right away, such as the coffee maker and coffee. Just before moving day, pack any clothes you’re going to need for the next three days. You’ll probably want to pack these things in your car instead of the truck to make sure you know exactly where they are.
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