As we all know, moving involves a lot more than simply hauling all of your belongings to your new home. There’s plenty of loose ends to tie up in order to make sure your new home is move-in ready and to ensure that you can step right into your normal day-to-day life after you move. There’s always an adjustment period when you move, but a great deal of stress can be alleviated by making sure everything is ready to go and your future home is ready to be lived in from the moment your furniture is in place and all the boxes are unpacked. Here are five important missteps you should avoid to make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running after getting settled.
Not Giving Yourself Enough Time
One of the biggest obstacles that can create the most problems when moving is not giving yourself enough time to take care of everything. If you’re doing the move yourself, you need to arrange for renting a moving truck, having everything packed, gathering all the supplies you’ll need, possibly enlisting help to move furniture, and any other number of things that come with setting up your life in a new home and new city. It’s helpful to lay out a moving plan with specific dates in mind to accomplish certain tasks to help make sure you stay on schedule. Don’t forget to give yourself time to clean up and leave your former residence in good condition so that you get your full deposit back, or so that it’s in proper condition to sell to a prospective buyer.
Trying To Do Everything Yourself
Moving can be an expensive endeavor and it’s always tempting to do as much of the work as possible yourself in an effort to save money. While this makes sense to a certain extent, it can be detrimental if you put too much on your plate while juggling everything else in life. Many people tend to equate the do-it-yourself route with saving money, but you have to be conscious of your time as well. If you still have to work and take care of family obligations while trying to manage everything that goes into moving, it can make for a very stressful and tiring undertaking. It’s fine to do what you can on your own to save some money, but don’t underestimate the importance of your time and sanity when trying to manage a move. There’s a reason that many people enlist the help of movers and the benefits can often outweigh the costs.
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Only Talking To One Moving Company
If you do decide to contact a moving company to assist with your move, a common mistake to avoid is only talking to one mover. As with any other type of service, you’ll find difference levels of service and different pricing, depending on who you’re dealing with. By contacting multiple moving companies (which should all give you a free estimate without any hassle), you’ll get a firm idea of how much you can expect to pay, as well as be able to determine which companies are more experienced and professional.
Forgetting To Separate Items You Use Daily
Packing all your belongings is a time consuming process and it’s often easy to overlook some simple and obvious things you should have done in hindsight. This gets back to the idea of putting together a moving plan and checklist and can make things much easier if you’re thorough and meticulous in how you pack. Be sure to separate things that you use on a daily basis for easy access before moving day to avoid having to scramble for things like toiletries, phone chargers, and anything else that you may need to use on a daily basis.
Not Having Everything Ready For Your New Home
Once move-in day arrives and you have everything unloaded and situated, it’s always easier if you have everything ready to go so that you can step right into your new home and get back to the pace and normalcy of life that you’re used to. This means making sure that all utilities are set up, any prescriptions are transferred to a local pharmacy, you have access to your bank accounts, you’ve filed for a change of address, your kids are set up and ready for a new school, and you’ve contacted all necessary parties about your change of residence (don’t forget things like contacting your insurance carrier, both for your car and your home).