Moving is known by many to be a tricky process, especially for first timers. And it can be even a hassle if you don’t play your cards well or plan well. But you don’t have to take it so just because you have heard it from others. Be smart, plan well and start the process way early in order to be successful. Here are some of the blunders you should avoid in order to have a smooth move:
Failing to plan your move
Everyone tries to plan everything such as their days, months or weeks ahead of times. So planning your move should be the number one thing that should come to your mind or checklist. If you fail to do so, it will cost you a lot of money and stress. Make sure you obtain a moving quote so as you get a rough idea of how much your moving may cost.
Not asking for an in-house estimate
The key to a successful move is how to estimate the moving costs precisely. You should note that most professional moving companies offer in house binding estimates, so if you fail to get one, then it could be huge blunder when planning your move. Ask a professional estimator to come in to your home because this way, you will be in a position to get the correct evaluation and subsequently, a binding quote. You will be better placed to set aside the correct amount for your moving because you already know how much it will cost you.
By passing up items during the estimate
You should note that the moving quote won’t be based on anything other than the inventory list you provide. So, if you fail to disclose some items to the mover, it will cost you even more in the end. Therefore, it is imperative to show the professional moving estimator everything that needs to be packed and moved. Omitting something will see you being charged extra for each and every item that is not listed on the inventory list. Also, make sure that you mention to them if there is any narrow stairs or hallway in the house.
Not understanding the moving paperwork
Make sure that you know why you are putting your signature under for your move. In fact, ask for the paperwork early enough so that you are aware of what to expect. You want to do this in order to avoid trouble in the process. The rule of thumb is to make sure that you read and understand the fine print even before you put your signature. And never sign a blank paperwork.
Packing poorly the day before the move
One thing you should note is that packing always requires time and preparation. However, it is one of the most common mistakes people make. Because you want to ensure safety of your belongings, it is imperative to get professional packing materials in order to wrap fragile items carefully. If you are packing items by yourself, then make sure that you start the process two weeks prior to the D-day. Never wait for the day before the day of your move. And it is also prudent to read lots of packing info before packing anything on your own.
Choosing companies with the lowest quote
People make the mistake of choosing a company that offers the lowest quote while thinking that they are going to save on money. You don’t want to get scammed and neither do you want trouble in the process especially when there are damages.
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