Moving from one place to another isn’t the most complicated task in the world but it still has its finer points which you must take care of because you risk going through a laborious and costly relocation which will be very stressful and tiresome. Here are five common errors which you must avoid making during a move.
- Not creating a work plan
Having a moving plan can be the difference between going through an easy relocation and a nightmarish one. So, before you start packing your belongings, sit down and draft a work plan. This way you will know in advance which errands you should handle first and which you can leave for the final days before your relocation. It will also give you a better idea about the scale of your move and the amount of professional help that you will need.
- Not hiring professional movers
Most people wrongfully think that hiring relocation services is an unjustified expense. The truth however is that handling your move on your own may be more costly than working with professional movers because the risk for potential damages, loses, unexpected setbacks and costly delays is much higher. This is why it is better if you play it safe and contact a licensed and well-reputed relocation company and choose to take advantage of its expertise, workforce and technical capacity.
- Moving during bad weather and rush hour
You may not have control over the weather and traffic but you can choose your moving date wisely in order to minimize the risk for relocating during a rainy day or running into a traffic jam. The possibility for snowfall or rainfall is much lower during spring and summer while the potential for traffic congestions is on the low during the weekends. The only downside of moving during the warmer months of the year and weekends is that relocation companies are extremely busy during these periods and therefore charge higher rates. Still, if it will be money well spent as you will go through a smooth and stress-free move.
- Not using the right packing materials
Used cardboard boxes from your local grocery store won’t provide much protection to your belongings. So, unless you don’t care about your possessions, opt to use reliable and proven shielding products such as:
- Double-walled cardboard boxes
- Hardtop containers
- Wooden crates
- Wardrobe cartons
- Glassware and dishware boxes
- Furniture blankets
- Packing peanuts
- Bubble wrap
- Cushioned pads
You can purchase all these supplies from the moving company which you have employ to lend you a hand with your move.
- Not insuring your valuables
During a move there is always the risk that some of your belongings may get damaged during the loading, unloading and transportation stages of your relocation. This is why it is for the best if you choose to insure them in full. This will not only give you the comfort of mind that you will get reimbursed in the case of an accident but it will also make you feel better that you have provided adequate coverage in case an unwanted event occurs.