Learning how to plan a move is a big undertaking, especially if you are moving across the country or moving your entire family with you. With such a big to-do list and lots of logistics to plan, it’s common to slip up in some areas. However, some mistakes can end up costing you significant time and money.
If you are getting ready to move and want to make things as cost-effective and efficient as possible, here is a list of moving mistakes to avoid:
- Not decluttering first
During the moving process is the best opportunity to go through your belongings and do a little downsizing. Why give precious space and energy to things that you no longer need or want? Take time to audit your closets, drawers, cabinets, and storage rooms and decide what items deserve to be moved and what can be donated or discarded. Doing this as part of your moving prep will make moving much easier!
- Not taking your time
Too many people wait until the last minute to start packing or prepping for a move, and it becomes an exhausting, chaotic sprint to the finish line. When you rush, you not only are more likely to forget things but you may also have belongings damaged or lost due to improper packing. Give yourself plenty of time for moving prep in order to declutter, pack, and arrange logistics. A detailed to-do list will also ensure that you don’t forget to do important tasks like turn on your utilities at your new home or request a change of address with the Post Office.
- Not hiring help
It might be tempting to tackle your entire move by yourself, but this can actually cost you more in the end. Whether you are using a moving van, trailer, or PODS, you can outsource a great deal of the labor to a professional moving company. You can save time and energy by hiring people to help pack and unpack your boxes, load or unload your PODS, move your specialty items, and much more!
- Not doing your research
Even if you’re just moving across town, it pays to do some research ahead of time on things like the most affordable moving options, how to change your address, what order you should pack things in, and such. When you take a few hours at the beginning of your move to research your options as part of your basic moving prep before you make a moving checklist, your move will go much more smoothly!
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