Things that you can easily forget about during the relocation process
There is a reason most Capitola, California cheap moving companies insist that you start packing, organizing your home and sorting your belongings long before the moving day. They understand how busy and stressful the day can get and are all too experienced with the costly mistakes that often result from such confusion like leaving behind some of your household goods.
Here are some of the commonly forgotten items
- Electronics out for repair. Early planning gives you a chance to create a budget estimate for your move. This includes formulating a list of your office and household wares that helps determine the number of packing boxes to buy. During this time, you are stress-free and can comfortably account for all your wares in and out of the house. Forgetting your clothing out for dry-cleaning or electronics at the repair shop would impact negatively on your moving price, especially in the case of interstate or cross-country moves.
- Wares loaned to neighbors and friends: Before moving to a new neighborhood, ensure that you collect all the goods loaned to neighbors and friends, both for you and your children. The last thing you need is to incur unnecessary additional moving costs going back for such loaned items, or worse, have to buy them if the prices of getting them back exceed the rates of purchasing a new item.
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- Hidden belongings: Like most people, you most probably have some valuables stashed in around the house, such as jewelry in a crawlspace. But having the moving labor and moving truck outside your door on a moving day doesn’t help in getting all your items in order, mainly if you don’t use them often. In a bid to keep a moving rate at a minimum, it is critical that you start planning for the move early long before the moving day. This presents you with an opportunity to fetch your hidden treasures and make arrangements on their appropriate packing method that plays well into the overall loading, unloading, and unpacking processes.
- Outdoor items and others in remote areas: You probably have lawn mowers or water hoses sitting quietly and out of sight in your backyard. The chances are that the licensed moving and storage company staff will perhaps concentrate more on the furniture and other household goods requiring heavy lifting and in between these strenuous activities. Add this to the fact that they are rushing against time trying to unload your wares at the new home or office on time. This creates a stressful environment that your courteous and trained cheap moving services providers will in most cases forget to check the backyard, possibly on the assumption that you have everything sorted out.
How to avoid leaving valuables behind during residential moving
Hiring a full service moving package from a trusted local mover remains one of the surest methods of ensuring that you don’t leave valuables behind during residential or office moving. You can also consider having your commercial moving storage company send a professional for an in-house inspection before the move.
The inspection gives you an opportunity to go through all your valuables, and this helps rekindle your memories on loaned items or others out for repairs. Alternatively, go through different online reviews and advise on how to prepare for a long distance move efficiently. You can also minimize cases of having your wares getting lost during transit by ensuring that you only hire insured Capitola, California (CA) moving companies with modern trucks that eliminate any chance of exposure and eventual fall of your transit goods.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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