Here are five common mistakes that you should avoid while moving your home or office.
Ignoring Proper Planning Before The Move
Careful planning is essential when moving a house or office. Never leave anything to be decided at the last minute. You need to make assessments regarding the moving budget, timing of the move, and packing needs. Depending on your budget and expertise, you can decide whether to opt for hiring a professional moving company. When you move, there are a lot of things that have to be taken care of such as requesting change in address, cutting off utility connections, unsubscribing from various subscriptions and the like that cannot be dealt with randomly without proper planning.
Hiring Cheap Movers
When you plan on hiring professional moving companies to handle your relocation, you should be mindful of not choosing the company that offers the lowest rates. This is the biggest mistake that people make and end up with further hassle, stress and additional costs associated with moving. Never compromise the quality of services for the price. Make sure to research quality movers for their professionalism, experience, reliability and integrity of service when selecting the right mover. Unreliable movers rely on cheap pricing to attract customers and usually are not insured or registered.
Packing Your Items The Wrong Way
The packing process requires time and careful preparation to ensure that items do not get damaged, lost or mixed up. Sizing up boxes is important since that would ensure that different items are carefully packed according to their dimensions. Use strong boxes for heavy items and don’t stuff boxes as they may tear. It is better if you mark the boxes with their content to prevent any confusion while unpacking and unloading. Items such as laptops, computers, jewelry or other valuables should not be packed and sent in the moving truck; rather they should be taken in the car when you move.
Not Reading Through The Moving Documentation
After you have decided which moving company to hire, you need to go through all the paperwork before signing them. You should learn about your moving rights and any limitations so that you are not surprised at the end. Do not commit on a blank paper or before anything has been finalized. Ensure all moving aspects are set right before signing the paperwork so that in the event of a dispute you do not end up being the party at loss.
Not Getting A Written Estimate Based On Actual Items To Be Moved
A moving estimate over the phone or email is not enough and this is why you should always insist for an in-home estimate. Invite the movers over and show them all the items that have to be packed and moved. In this way not only will you get an accurate estimate in written form but also avoid paying more after the move. An in-house visit also gives an idea to the movers regarding the hallways and doors through which items have to be moved out so that moving schedules can be planned out in advance.