5 common moving mistakes and how to avoid them
If you are planning on moving you probably know that hiring Galesburg, Illinois cheap moving companies is one of the best ideas. However, there is more to moving than packing and loading your belongings into a moving truck. In the midst of all the stressful packing, and heavy lifting activities, most people end up making some common moving mistake.
Here are some of the mistakes and how you can avoid them;
Lack of proper planning
Proper planning is one the best way to achieving a stress-free relocation. Planning gives you ample time to do all the de-cluttering packing and labeling of your boxes. If possible, you should plan your move months before, to avoid a stressful moving day.
Make prior arrangements with your preferred Galesburg, cheap movers; this will give a chance to estimate the moving price. Actually, by doing this, you will have the opportunity to seek reviews on various commercial movers and settle for one with the best moving rates. It will save you from disappointments of having to book a mover with a low rate, only for them to give lame excuses on your moving day.
Take this opportunity also to notify your local utility companies ahead of time, to have your utilities turned on in the place you are moving to. Ensure you have all the moving-related information in a record from moving estimate to contacts for the utility companies.
Handing over valuable items to a moving company
No matter how trusted your cheap moving services provider is, it is always a good idea to transport all your valuable items by yourself. It is better to hire a truck to ship your valuables than have them damaged or lost. Alternatively, if still want a company to handle all the moving, you might consider checking if they are insured. By reviewing their insurance policy, you will get to know in what situation your goods are covered. This will help you decide if the company can be trusted in shipping your valuables.
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Choosing unprofessional movers
Whether it is interstate, residential or just office moving you cannot afford to overlook the need to hire trained and professional Galesburg, Illinois cheap movers. Many people may want to save money when hiring cheap moving services. Hence they end up compromising on hiring professional movers.
Take your time and research on various movers, compare their quotes and choose one with affordable prices. By choosing the wrong company, you may end up paying more for packing or unloading and so forth than stated in the quote.
Moving unnecessary items
Office or residential moves are often characterized by the need to ship all your items. The truth is you do not need to ship all your goods. Shipping only the necessary household especially if you are on a cross-country move can help in cutting the cost of moving. This is because the overall weight of your belongings determines the moving price. You may choose to get rid of say, for instance, your old furniture by selling it online or even giving out to friends.
Trying to move everything on the same day
Having to do all the packing, unloading all by yourself in one day can be hectic. You will need to ask for a storage container from your full service moving company. Such companies offer both moving and storage services, by providing containers whereby you can start by packing things you do not need at the time such as patio furniture. Asking for storage containers in advance will give you adequate time to pack.
You might also consider asking for a hand from your friends and family when packing to minimize on the moving labor cost. If you are moving over long distance take all the time you need to ensure you leave nothing behind. You do not want to travel back again for your forgotten items, right?
Contacting Galesburg cheap movers is one of the best ways to having a smooth relocation. The movers will not leave you till they unload your items and arrange them in your new home or office. However, a majority of the people end up messing up during the moving process. The above tips will help you avoid some of these common mistakes move to your new place.
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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