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How to Avoid Moving Mistakes

July 25,2020

Moving to a new location, whether it’s down the block or to another state, is a stressful event. If you have started planning to move, then you likely feel the pressure already. National Movers, your trusted moving company, has put together this quick read article to go over some do’s and do-not’s so that your move is as seamless as possible. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to explore some of our other blogs and articles. You are also welcome to call us and speak to a friendly representative. We are happy to help make your move as stress-free as possible.

Prepare A Checklist

Plan and organize well by preparing a checklist. Don’t make the mistake of being overly confident in your memory. It can be easy to forget things during the hurry and stress of moving day. Plan out how you will tackle each step of the moving process from getting the right boxes to hiring a moving company and scheduling a reasonable time for the move. Stick to your checklist and complete the pre-move items well in advance of the moving date.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Pack

Procrastination can be tempting, especially when it comes to the exhausting and boring task of packing. Nobody likes packing; it is tedious, takes a lot of time, and can be frustrating at times, but it must be done. Knock out a little bit of packing every day until you have nothing left. Thirty minutes a day for two weeks is better than a stressful 8 hours the day before. Remember, packing doesn’t always work out the way you want. You might estimate that packing will take five hours, but a 10-minute task could end up taking you an hour. Don’t wait until the last minute to pack. If you are near the moving day and still have not packed, then consider hiring professional movers from National Movers to handle this task for you.

Don’t Hoard

Decluttering is good for your peace of mind and can be good for your pockets. Trying to stuff everything in the moving truck could end up forcing you to rent a bigger truck. Go through your items and separate the ones that you do not use or have not used in a long time. Sell or donate these items to declutter and get some pocket change for the road. Donations can be used to gain tax benefits when tax season arrives; remember to keep your receipts.

Hire the Professionals

Moving is a tiresome and time-consuming job. Perform a cost-benefit analysis and see if it is worth packing, carrying, and storing large and many items. If you are better off spending that time on more worthy tasks, then consider hiring a professional moving company such as National Movers. If money is an issue, you can call and ask our friendly representatives about ongoing coupons, discounts, and promotional offers. We are always happy to help make the moving process much easier for our community. We look forward to taking your call.