Moving can be one of the most stressful activities that one can do in their life. Imagine picking up all of your belongings just to move down the street, out of state, or out of the country. Simply that thought leaves so many with a shudder running down their spines. In the thick of all of our overwhelming emotions, we tend to make mistakes.
Well, today we are going to help prepare you for your next move by pointing out moving mistakes that you will want to avoid. Because, let’s face it, we all deserve to have a worry-free move.
- Not Researching
This is at the top of our list because in all honesty, it is the most important part of moving. Researching a proper mover to handle your wants and needs is what makes every move seamless. If you are simply looking for the cheapest solution to moving, then you are likely to face tragedy. That is, if you are hiring individuals to handle your move.
As professionals, we understand that there are too many movers out there and that researching takes time away from you preparing for your move. However, all of that time spent in your search really comes back to you because you know that you are hiring competent, courteous, and professional workers to take care of you and your belongings.
- Not Labeling Boxes
This might not seem like a necessity in order to have a successful move but it matters more than you would think. If all of your boxes are uniformed and there is no way for you to tell where your kitchen supplies are from your office supplies, you will be spending more time searching for these items than unpacking them.
This issue becomes greater when you have hired helpers. They will not know where each of your boxers should go and if you are using their services to also unpack, you will be paying them more for the extra time it is taking them to look through your items.
- Not Disposing
Moving is the perfect time to survey all of your belongings because you will have to pack each and every one of them in order to get to your new home. Because of this, this is the perfect time to dispose of items that are not serving you. This may include an antique VHS player that you keep in your closet to collect dust or the clothing that you have not worn in over six months. Although these items may be kept for sentimental reasons, they are holding you back.
Investing your time to see what you wear or what items you use the most frequently shows you which items are important and which are not. So take the time to survey what you have and don’t allow things from two years ago to dictate how you are going to move.
- Not Asking for Help
So you’ve found yourself moving just down the street. Great! You can completely handle this on your own, you think. But once you begin your moving process, you realize that you own a lot more things than you originally thought. That’s okay, right? Because you can simply spend more time packing and moving? Wrong! Refusing to accept help that will exponential decrease the amount of stress you feel towards your move is foolish.
There are always people who are willing to help make your move easier. Don’t overexert yourself just so you can save money on your move. Moving is always going to be a winning and losing game. And the one sure way to lose the game is to continue stressing yourself out and handling everything all on your own.
- Not Changing your Address
This might come as a shock to all of you but the act of changing one’s address is something that most people forget to do. And it’s absolutely clear as to why. Preparing, packing, disassembling are all immediate things that you must take care of before and after moving. Changing your address then comes as an afterthought. That’s why we recommend creating a moving checklist so that you don’t have to forget a thing.
You’ve Got This
Moving does not have to become your worst enemy. Sitting down and researching how to improve your move will always be an enriching experience. So take it from us, be thoughtful and patient in your move and it will reward you immensely. You really have all of this under control.