Moving can already be stressful, but add in some mistakes, and it can make your whole move a terrible experience. Luckily, Moving Pros has the most common moving mistakes and how to ensure they do not happen during your next move. With some careful planning, you can make your next move a successful one!
The worst thing you can do during a move is rush. Planning a move can take time, especially if you want it done right. Waiting an extra week to ensure you have everything taken care of is the best way to go. If you rush, you could forget to do something important, like turn on your electricity or water. Step back and calmly plan your next move. You can thank us later!
Budgeting is important when planning a move. Even if your move is in town, you will still need a budget. Budget for your rent, moving expenses, cable, internet, food, and even a babysitter for moving day. Moving can be expensive, and you should always budget a little extra so that you have an emergency fund.
Before you begin packing your home, go through and declutter. If you haven’t used an item in over a year, donate it or have a home sale. Throw away broken items and electronics instead of moving them to your next home. It will make your entire moving experience a lot easier and stress-free.
Always make a moving day checklist. Moving day is hectic, and you can easily forget important things as you try to move from one place to another. A simple checklist will help you stay on track and ensure your move is a success!
Hiring a professional mover can be a lifesaver. Most movers will even pack your items for you. This is especially good, as you will cut down on moving supplies, as they know how to package correctly. It will also ensure your items do not break during the move. Professionals movers are trained to pack items securely.