Avoid Making These Mistakes When Moving

It’s easy to understand that in the hustle and bustle of moving into a new home, mistakes can be made. While there’s no totally correct way to move into another house, there are several blunders that a new homeowner can make that will cause the process to move by much slower or with more difficulty. Here are several mistakes to avoid when moving into a new home.

If you’re planning to hire a moving company to gather up your belongings and transport them to your new home, there are several things you should avoid. Don’t choose a moving company if you’re not informed about their reputation. Sure, the moving company might offer cheap rates, but they might also damage some of your property along the way, lose items, or do an incomplete job.

It’s also very important to get a quote from the moving company that you’re considering. Get it in writing if you can. Failing to have a written quote can open you up to an argument when it comes time to pay the company for moving your property. Let’s say the mover tells you that transporting your household items will cost X amount of money. If you don’t have it in writing, the moving company has the potential to charge you Y amount of money and there’s very little you can do to argue against it short of court.

Don’t leave your moving day up to chance. It might seem like an easier idea to simply move your furniture around a certain time, but it’s best to have an exact moving day planned. This way, when you change the address on your utilities and services, those companies are going to know when exactly to schedule the transfer.

When it comes to packing, don’t leave it until the last minute. Pack in the smartest way possible by going through your home, getting rid of what you don’t need, and packing away what you won’t use right away. As moving day gets closer, pack things based on how soon you’ll need them. Start with items you might not need for a week, then five days, then three days. Save the items that you’re going to need up until the morning of the move and pack them away last.

Packing and preparing to move is the hardest part of starting new, but if you have a careful plan, you can avoid a great deal of bumps in the road. Make your move easier on everyone involved by avoiding these mistakes.

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