Common Moving Mistakes You Need to Avoid

by Dusty Rhodes on Feb 03, 2017  in 
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Mistakes are a part of everyday life. If you prefer to shed a more positive light on mistakes that are made in everyday life, you can refer to them as learning experiences. Moving into a new home is a learning experience that is full of dos and don’ts. With that said, there are some common moving mistakes people tend to make and SMARTBOX wants to help you avoid them. The list below includes five of the most common moving mistakes and excellent advice that will help you make your relocation a success.

Lack of Planning- You may have heard the old saying, “Failure to plan is planning to fail.”  Sayings like this one have been around for a long time, and they definitely can be applied to the moving process. It is best to start the planning process for your move as soon as possible. It is important that you create a moving checklist a few weeks before the date of your relocation. By creating this checklist, you will have every detail of your move in front of you. This will allow you the opportunity to identify what tasks need to be completed and when. The checklist will also make it possible for you to mark off a task when it has been finished. Creating a well-organized checklist will keep you stay on track towards a successful move. Also, being properly prepared will help to eliminate stress during a complicated relocation. It is always vital that you plan ahead for any type of move.  

Forgoing Insurance- You might not think about it, but getting insurance on your possessions is extremely important. Many people have failed to secure proper moving insurance and during the relocation an accident occurred. Sadly, without moving insurance many find that they are left to pick up the pieces. A number of moving companies have options that allow customers to have in-transit insurance on the cargo they transport. If you can find a company that offers this, it will help give you peace of mind during your relocation knowing that your belongings are properly protected.

Trusting an Unestablished Mover- This can be another aspect of the proper planning phase. Finding an established, well-referred team of movers is an essential part of the process. Make sure that you get the most value for your investment, but remember to stay within your budget. Get on the Internet, read testimonials, or contact various customer service representatives to ask questions about their moving services. Do your homework. Make sure you are comfortable with your moving team.

Packing Too Much- During the moving process, many people believe that they need to relocate all of the possessions they have in their home. Well, this is not always the case. Many people make the mistake of thinking they have to pack everything they own and move it with them. You can always divide everything into piles and deciding what you need to keep, which items should be thrown out, and what can be donated. You could even make some extra money by having a garage sale. When it comes to moving, sometimes less is better.

Devalue the Moving Quote- This is a small part of the moving process that can make a big difference, and many people do not place high importance on it. When you are looking for moving quotes, call around and make sure you are getting the best price available. Do not be afraid to negotiate. When you decide on a quote from a company, make sure to get it in writing. Getting an accurate moving quote is a great way for you to know exactly what it is going to cost you to relocate to a new home.

Part of our job as a trusted moving and storage company is to help with a relocation in any way possible. This even means providing information to our customers on how to avoid possible mishaps. We hope that the above information will help you prevent any of these mistakes during your move. If you would like more information about the SMARTBOX experience, contact us at 1-877-627-8269 or visit our Blog for more moving and storage tips.

Dusty Rhodes