3 Mistakes You Must Avoid During Your Upcoming Move

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3 Mistakes You Must Avoid During Your Upcoming Move

18 August 2017
 Categories: Business, Blog

For some, moving may be seen as a simple task. For others, it is seen as one of the most stressful events in the world. While it would be great if all you would have to do is throw your personal belongings into some boxes and load them into a truck that you rented, there is a lot more to moving than this. It takes a lot of thought, planning, strategizing and budgeting for a move to go smoothly and successfully. Here are three mistakes that you will want to ensure that you do everything in your power to avoid during your upcoming move:

Mistake #1: Simply Winging It.

Relocating from one place to another is usually a pretty big job, which means that procrastination is the last thing that you want to do. This is true even if you are simply moving from a studio apartment and/or if you are just moving across town. If you don't plan well, you will likely find that things can get costly and fall apart quickly. Therefore, it is a good idea to take a couple of months – at least – to plan your move in advance to ensure you are on the right track. You should take this time to start packing, make travel arrangements research moving companies, change your address, inform your utility companies of the move, etc.

Mistake #2: Waiting Until the Last Minute to Rent the Moving Truck.

If you are going to be renting a moving truck, again, procrastination is not a good thing. This is particularly true if you are moving during a peak season. Summer is the busiest time of year for moving companies, which means waiting until the last minute to schedule that rental truck could result in you not getting one. However, even if you are moving in the spring, fall or winter, you never know what could happen and there still may not be a truck available for you. This is all even worse if you planned on having the moving company pack, load and/or move your belongings for you. Therefore, take the time to research moving companies and book the best one at least a month or two in advance.

Mistake #3: Moving Unnecessary Belongings.

Moving is the perfect time for you to de-clutter and get rid of some of your stuff that you no longer need. If you take it with you to your new home, you know you'll never get rid of it. After all, you have held on to it this longer, right? Plus, if you stuff it into boxes and take it with you, it takes up unnecessary space in the moving truck and it adds extra weight, which could lead to you paying more money for your move, not to mention the fact that it just means you will be straining your back some more. So, take the time to go through your belongings and get rid of what you don't need – books you have read and will never read again, clothes that you do not wear or can't fit in, outdated technology, etc.

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