Before and during the move, be it a move just down the street or to another state, you’ll find yourself facing lots of stress and many problems that you need to solve. It’s rather easy to forget a lot things and make mistakes, especially if you’re moving for the first time. Now, moving isn’t an easy task - it takes a lot of planning, time, and money, and there’s lots of aspects to it that you need to stay on top of throughout this period. Many people make mistakes and forget some important things when relocating Reasonably, not a single move can be 100% without mistakes, but hopefully the following tips will help you minimize your errors, and thus help you avoid stress.
Common moving mistakes
Not hiring a moving company
One of the biggest mistakes people make, especially when it comes to short distance moving, is deciding to do it themselves. Though it can prove to be cheaper and can be pulled off, people often underestimate how much time, money, and effort it takes to do it without help from professionals.
Not creating a moving budget
Many people forget to create a moving budget, or only make a quick one, but it’s very important to create a moving budget as soon as you start preparing for a move. You’ll need to write everything down and plan everything out, including all the costs that come to mind and then some, as you’ll surely forget about something.
Refusing to let go
Over the years spent in your old home, you’ve gathered quite a lot of items, from clothes you don’t wear anymore to household items ‘you might find a need for some day’. Well, now it’s time to go through all of that and decide what you’re leaving behind. The items you don’t plan on taking with you, you can donate to charity or give them to friends or neighbors.
Not researching moving companies
You shouldn’t hire the first moving company that you fancy - you should research a couple of them, check all the services they provide, read the reviews, and ask for a moving estimate, as most companies provide cost estimates for free. After you’ve done this, choose whatever company suits you, or your moving budget, best.
Poor planning and organization
Don’t let procrastination get the best of you, start planning and organizing long before the moving day comes around. Every step of the relocation process should be planned out and written down. Creating a simple checklist does wonders when it comes to organizing a move. Here you can write everything down, from getting all the moving supplies needed, to moving day decisions, and you can easily go through the checklist on the moving day.
Are you ready to set your moving process into motion? Then give Cross Country Movers a call, and we’ll take care of it all. Feel free to ask our representatives for more information about our services, as well as for a free moving price estimate. We are looking forward to your call.