Moving from one place to another is a big move. For those who have experienced moving, they can probably tell lots of horrid and gruesome tales they experienced when doing their own move. Of course, some of these horrible moving stories are caused by mistakes that they unintentionally made.
Whether it is your first time to transfer from one place to another, or you’re planning your next move, knowing these mistakes would make home relocation stress-free and less intimidating.
Not allotting budget for the move
One of the most common mistakes that people commit in moving is not giving this activity enough budget. In fact, some people think that moving is relatively cheap and inexpensive. If you are going for a DIY move, that might be the case. But for people who are getting expert movers, they need to allot a budget to get the best moving company. Do not worry about the cost. Getting a moving company can take the burden of transporting all your things with less stress and hassle.
Not spending time on scouting for movers
Some people have this habit of just picking the first one that comes along their way. Unknowingly, they are subjecting themselves to more problems. For one, you might be paying more than you should for the transfer and the move. The purpose of having options is for you to get the moving package that fits your moving requirements or budget. By picking the first offer without checking the others, you might get an expensive quote and spend more than you intended to.
Not having a packing plan
Even if you have packers and movers who will do the dirty work for you, you need to have a packing plan to ensure that everything will go well, especially on the moving day. Not having a plan will cause strings of moving problems you will not expect. The purpose of having a plan is to expect the unexpected and make an alternative plan in case a moving problem arises.
Not including your pets in your plan
Some homeowners are too busy packing their things that they forget their pets. If you are planning to take your pets with you on the move, prep them well. This should be done, especially if your new location is too far from your previous one. If this is an overseas move, be sure to make arrangements for your pets to be transported via plane.
Not wearing comfortable clothes when packing
You should prepare yourself for rigorous packing. So be sure you are comfortable and free to move. Do not wear tight-fitting clothes during your packing. It will restrict your movement and make it difficult for you to lift appliances and furniture. Wear loose and comfortable clothing.