At some point or another, nearly everyone will plan and execute a household move. However, that doesn’t mean that it is an easy process! From organizing all of the details to finding a moving provider and packing up your home, the to-do list can be a mile long—leaving you overwhelmed and at risk of making mistakes.
While there is no getting around the fact that moving is stressful, making small mistakes along the way can lead to major consequences that leave you dealing with a relocation disaster. At Central Moving & Storage, our goal is to provide you with the moving tips that you need to avoid making mistakes during relocation, and a few of the most common ones that we see include:
Waiting Until the Last Minute to Get Started
There are times that the need to relocate is sudden, and you have to make quick decisions to meet tight deadlines. For most of us, however, moving to a new home is something that takes several months of planning—which means that you need to get started as soon as possible! To limit stress and ensure that you get the moving date you want, our best moving advice is to begin planning your household move at least a couple months in advance.
Failing to Do Research—Before Signing the Contract
There are countless moving companies in Orlando, but that doesn’t mean that they are all created equally. If you don’t spend time researching your moving provider, you can end up working with an unskilled, dishonest team that takes advantage of your family during your time of need. To avoid this, schedule multiple, in-home quotes with various moving providers, and spend time looking into their qualifications, licensure, and past reviews before committing to a contract.
Packing the Wrong Items—Or Too Many!
Packing is one of the most tedious tasks of the entire moving process, and we often see customers making mistakes that can result in a much more stressful packing experience. Clearing out clutter is important as soon as you know you’re moving to avoid over-packing on items that you have no use for, but you also need to be aware of exactly what you are packing. Hazardous chemicals, fine jewelry, and household plants require special transportation during a move, and it is always wise to check with your moving company to see what restrictions they have on moving specialized household items.
Losing Track of Belongings
There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new home and being unable to find the most essential items to get through your daily routine. Losing track of items is a common mistake in moving, and you can avoid this stressful scenario by labeling every box, packing a moving suitcase for each member of the family, and transporting medication, legal documents, and other essentials in your personal vehicle.
There’s no one-size-fits-all guide on how to move to a new home, but knowing how to avoid the most common mistakes of relocation can give you peace of mind throughout the process. At Central Moving & Storage, we are here to provide you with the moving tips and services necessary to ensure that your move is a complete success, and we invite you to call or fill out our online form to learn more about the full-service solutions that we offer!
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