It’s easy to underestimate the amount of work and time required for packing and moving your home. Moving is an expensive, risky task, so it’s important to understand all the complexities that come with relocating. Some homeowners are reluctant to hire professional movers, however when you’re not an expert in the field, it’s easy to make mistakes and experience problems or damages. Here’s some common mistakes that people make during their home move.
Not enough time to pack
Packing isn’t a last-minute task. Procrastinating isn’t an option! If you put off packing, then your move will be incredibly disorganized and rushed. You might end up packing some items the wrong way and risk losing or breaking some of your most prized possessions. You must start packing several weeks or months ahead of time. Make a checklist and begin slowly so you’re not overwhelmed.
Not doing enough research about movers
Hiring a reputable moving company will change your move drastically. Moving companies are there to help you experience less stress and save on your overall moving expenses. However, when you hire the wrong moving company, it will cost you a lot more and you’ll end up experiencing a nightmare. Make sure your moving company is licensed and double check their references. Don’t leave your possessions in the wrong hands.
Not getting enough estimates
If you’re using movers, it’s crucial to get estimates from several moving companies before hiring one. You shouldn’t ever hire a moving company that doesn’t give you an in-home estimate. Make sure they’re willing to come to your home and see what they’re working with.
Forgetting to label boxes
When rushing to pack, it’s easy to forget about labeling your moving boxes. If you don’t label your boxes, it will make everything harder and more time consuming to unpack. Plus, when the boxes are going in the moving truck, you’ll want to know where to place them so that they don’t experience damage.
Hoarding too many items
Moving is the best time to eliminate items from your home that you really don’t need. Decluttering is essential, especially if you’re moving in a smaller space. You won’t want to bring too many items and realize that they don’t fit in your new home! Plus, decluttering will save you a lot of money on expenses.
Not taking the time to measure your new home
Make sure that what you’re bringing will fit into your new home. Again, you don’t want to waste money on moving things that you don’t need anymore.
Waiting too long to transfer utilities and mail
Transferring your utilities and forwarding your mail can be time-consuming. For this reason, it’s essential that you go to the post office ahead of time and contact your utility provider so they know that you’re moving.
Contact Armando Movers
Our professional moving crew members are friendly, efficient and experienced, so there’s never any concern about who will be handling your valuables and delivering them safely.
If you’re looking to hire a moving company that you can depend on, then contact Armando Movers today! We’re available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and look forward to helping you with your next move.