Top 6 Moving Mistakes
Moving is a fun and exciting time in one’s life, whether it’s for a major business transition or just an opportunity to explore a new location.
1. Don’t Play it by Ear
This is the biggest pitfall when it comes to moving abroad or plain moving in general. People tend to hold everything off to the last minute and then shuffle items around. A plan with little to no structure will always fall apart. Take into account larger items such as television sets, furniture, and oddly shaped items like kitchen appliances.
2. Get an Estimate
Estimates are key in any moving situation. Think about when you look at a new house or go to purchase a car. You always want to be absolutely positive with your investments. When finding the best moving company, get an estimate in writing that discusses the charges. If possible, try to get 3 different estimates from various moving companies to compare. But remember, cheaper isn’t always better.
3. Attain Insurance
Always, always, always get insurance. Also, read the fine print! Perhaps your mover only pays for a portion of your items. Well, if the mover ever drops your precious goods you should make sure insurance covers the damage. Why should you pay for someone else’s mistake?
4. Pack Nonmovables First
A majority of moving companies will not be held accountable for items such as jewelry so make sure you pack these items in advance. Other items include coin collections, documents, cameras or other fragile knick knacks. Ask the mover prior to handing off goods to the moving company.
5. Did You Forget the Dog?
The dog is part of the family, so please don’t forget to take care of him. You may be telling yourself, “Of course I take care of him!” Well, what about getting the proper shots, tags, certificates and identification? Remember, you can’t throw a dog in a box.
6. Be a Survivor
No, your life isn’t in jeopardy. Then again, it depends on which moving company you chose. It’s good to pack a little survival kit so you can quickly get to certain items. This include scissors, address book, flashlight, screwdriver etc. Keep extra cash around too so you can tip the neighbors.
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