Moving is a very stressful time, which can be made worse by not being prepared. It's easy to make moving day mistakes, but thankfully they are easy to avoid. Keep these 3 things in mind to make things go smoothly.
Not Purging Your Belongings
It's common for a moving company to not only charge you per hour for the time spent packing and moving items, but also for the weight of everything in the truck. If you are moving too many things, the bill can be higher than you expected it to be. Consider purging belongings before your moving date.
Go through each room in your home and select belongings that you want to donate or throw away. If you haven't used the item within the past year, it's a good candidate to be thrown out.
If you're donating personal electronics or computers, make sure you remove personal information from them. This can help avoid complications later when you discover that accounts are still active on the device.
Not Taking Measurements
Chances are that you bought some furniture for your current place that you had to assemble. Do you know if all your furniture can now fit through the doors to get onto the moving truck? Don't make the mistake of assuming that all your furniture will be able to fit.
Take measurements of your large items and compare them to doorways to get out of your home. You may discover that you have to break down large pieces of furniture prior to your moving day, which will save you in labor. You may also find out that you need to remove doors from the hinges to help larger items, like a refrigerator or washing machine, fit through the doors.
Not Understanding Your Contract With The Moving Company
The contract you signed with the moving company will state everything that they plan on doing for you on the day of your move. Make sure you understand what they will be doing, as well as what materials they will be supplying.
Don't make the mistake of assuming that they will have boxes and packing tape for you to use, or even large furniture pads to cover your large items. Having to run out to buy these things after the movers arrive will cost you more money in time that they are waiting around.
For more tips on potential mistakes you can make on your moving day, ask your local moving company in advance for any advice they may have. For information on available moving services, check out websites like http://www.bekins.com.
I have always been one of those people who loves to explore new places, but a few years ago I realized that I was going to be moving in a big way. My company had recently relocated overseas, and it was really intimidating for me. I realized that we would be moving to Singapore, which was going to be a big change from what we were used to. I realized that I needed to start organizing my belongings so that the move was easier. I also worked to prepare my kids for the transition. Check out this blog for more information on moving successfully with a family.