Moving into a new home or apartment is a time for excitement among most people. You get to live somewhere new, learn about a new city or neighborhood and enjoy a change of environment. Despite the excitement, there are some definite negatives to the whole moving experience. First of all, moving can be an incredibly stressful time and can take a while.
Next, depending on how you do it, moving can be quite expensive. It can easily cost hundreds of dollars (or more), especially if you are moving long distances or have a lot of stuff. In an effort to help your next move go as smoothly as possible, this helpful guide to all of the moving mistakes that you should watch out for. Read it to learn more about what you need to avoid.
Leaving Things Until The Last Minute
While packing for a move isn’t a very fun thing to do, it is necessary. However, you might have a very large and overwhelming list of things to do. This can make it tough to know where to start, which can easily lead to procrastination. However, leaving packing and other things to the last minute is a good way to add more stress later on and potentially even miss certain things.
Instead, you should get all of the packaging supplies you need early, and start packing up weeks ahead of your moving date. Packing your home piece by piece over time is much easier than doing it all in one day.
Not Consolidating Your Belongings
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they move is overpacking. Simply put, most of us have far too many things. In fact, it is estimated that Australians have nearly $60 Billion of unused things just collecting dust in their homes.
As a result, most of us can afford to get rid of some things. Moving presents the perfect opportunity to go through your things and see what you need and don’t need. You should make piles of things you are going to keep, throw away, donate or sell. This will not only make your move easier, but you could help others and/or make some money in the process.
Having A Lack Of Organization
When moving, organization is key. A lack of organization can lead to forgetting things, or simply not packing in an intelligent manner. One of the best ways to stay organized during a move is to create a list. This list should feature everything you need to pack, in a logical order.
The list should not only include what things will be packed, but what else they will be packed with and which boxes they will go in. Labelling each box is also a must, so you know where everything is. In addition to organized packing, you also need load the vehicles up in an organized manner. Things you need sooner should be at the front of the truck so they are easily accessible.
Not Finding The Right Mover
While some people prefer to move on their own, this can be a lot of work. Instead, it might just be easier to find a mover in your area. Depending on where you live, there is a good chance there are a variety of different movers that you can choose from.
However, not all movers are created equally. As a result, you need to put a lot of thought and effort into your search for a mover. You want a mover that not only offers a fair price, but also one that is experienced. You should check their website, look at independent reviews and more. You should also reach out and contact the movers with any questions you might have.
We hope that this article has shed some light on these mistakes so you can be sure to avoid them on your next move. Moving can be a stressful time, so it definitely pays to do everything you can to make it go as smoothly as possible.