Basic Moving Mistakes

Moving is no simple matter, as simple as it might appear to be on the surface. There is a lot to consider, and a lot of mistakes that can come with the process if you don’t plan ahead. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of packing, going frantic because the deadline to get out of your old place is coming up fast and you still have a whole house to put in boxes and find a way to get them to the new place. You might want to pack the coffee pot last because you are going to need quite a few cups to get everything done and ready on time. Below we are going to list a few of the common mistakes that turn a move into a nightmare. Especially if it is an out of state move. Out of state moving without a plan is sure to cause some grey hairs and worry wrinkles.

Make your move easier by making sure to avoid these common mistakes. Trust us, it will be worth the extra effort to have the move done right.

No Plan: You should never just go with the flow when moving. You need to plan every step of the way. You have deadlines to meet when it comes to moving. There is typically a certain date that you need to be out of the old house by. You will also have a move in date for the new home, and if you arrive too early you might be stuck with a truck full of boxes with no place to put them. When you are ready to move, make sure you have a plan, and make sure that plan gives you plenty of time to pack everything, load it up, fill out any paperwork that needs to be filled out and to say goodbye to everyone.

No Budget: Moving can come with a lot of expenses, some that are easy to overlook. You have to look at how you are going to move your things, and how much it is going to cost. You have to look at travel expenses to get to the new home and how much to turn on utilities for it. You will most likely be eating out the first couple of days while you get everything situated so that is more money you have to spend. Then there is the chance that you will need new furniture for the new house. When you make that moving plan, might sure you factor the budget into it as well. Do a little research and don’t be afraid to ask questions about the move.

Unorganized Packing: On top of the common moving mistakes there is a whole subgenre of packing mistakes to go with it. Some very common packing mistakes include:

  • Not Marking Boxes
  • Packing Heavy Objects Into Large Boxes.
  • Spending Too Much on Packing
  • Mixing Rooms

Not marking boxes means lots of opening boxes to see what room they belong in. When you have to open a ton of boxes it can take up a lot of extra time. When you pack too many heavy objects into large boxes, you are going to strain to lift and move them around. When it comes to packing, remember things like newspaper and even cardboard boxes can be easy to come across if you are smart. Don’t go all out spending money on packing supplies if you don’t have to. Finally, make sure each box is assigned to a room or theme. When you put multiple rooms or themes into the same boxes, it can get confusing and waste time.

Avoid these mistakes and the move will be a lot easier in the long run. To make things even more simple, contact Gold Standard Relocation. Rather you are moving from California to Oregon or California all the way to New York, we can get you an estimate and help you make the move.

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