By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
As you plan to make a move to a new home, you cover lots of important details. This includes figuring out what you should move, downsizing as needed, and contacting the appropriate parties for help. This can lead to lots of frustration as details fall between the cracks. We want to point out four common moving mistakes people make, so you can avoid them during this important time in your life.
Prepare Ahead of Time
When you plan to move, you should prepare for it ahead of time. If you wait too long, you will face unnecessary stress and problems. For example, you should contact a moving company as soon as possible, begin packing your belongings, and determine your target move date. This way, you can figure out how to approach the move and avoid last minute crunch time.
If you stay organized and get your moving related tasks done ahead of moving day, you can make the entire process easier and smoother.
Get Multiple Quotes
Sometimes, people will get a quote from only one moving company, which is a mistake. A quote gives you an estimate of what you will need to pay when the moving company comes in and moves your belongings. If you only get one quote, you could spend more money on your move. Therefore, we advise that you get multiple quotes. When you are comparing the various quotes, make sure to read what is included in each one to ensure that you are comparing the same services across all the professional movers.
Take Measurements at Your New Home
Before you commit to move your belongings, you should get some measurements from your new home. For example, if you want to move your couch to your new house, you should ensure you have the space needed for it. If you don't, you will probably want to sell or get rid of the couch before you move.
You should do this with any large object you plan to bring into your new home. Otherwise, you run the risk of paying the moving company to move items that you end up having to donate to a charity once you get to your new home.
Keep Track of Your Paperwork
During the moving process, you will have paperwork you need to keep track of. For example, you will need to keep all of your moving documents handy, such as the bill of lading and inventory. You should also keep track of various other documents, such as birth certificates, passports, vehicle registration records, medical records, insurance policies, vet records and lease/mortgage documents. Keep these documents in a folder that you always know the location of to avoid losing them. You should also make a note of important phone numbers in case you lose your phone.
It's easy to make mistakes when you begin the moving process since you can overlook important details. These four tips will help you remember a few of the important parts of the process. If you are ready to make a move, A-1 Freeman Moving Group would love to help. Contact us today!!
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