Here at Ashe Van Lines Moving & Storage, our white glove moving processes and policies mean you can have a successful and less chaotic move whether you are moving within the Hickory, North Carolina area or beyond. Not only will you get the best service from us, but we’ll also play an integral part in helping you avoid common mistakes made during moving. Here are a few we would like to share with you so you can get your move off to a great start and completed positively.
1. Not Planning Ahead- We recommend staring your planning two months in advance whenever possible. A great process is to start by developing a checklist of tasks. The later you wait to do this, the more stress you’ll be under as moving day approaches.
2. Going with Lowest Quote- If a quote looks too good to be true, it probably is! You definitely want experience when everything you own is in the hands of your moving team.
3. Procrastinating on Packing- Give yourself plenty of time to pack unless you are having the moving company handle it. We recommend starting at least two weeks before your move.
4. Not Labeling Boxes- It will save you a ton of time to label your boxes with the room they need to go in so that the moving company can place them appropriately, saving you from lifting and carrying them from room to room. Also be sure to write “FRAGILE” on any boxes with breakable contents, even if you have them packed securely.
5. Not Getting Utilities Set Up- Arriving at your new home and finding you have no water or power isn’t a pleasant experience. Make the calls a week ahead so you have time to pay any deposits or arrange for an installation visit if required.
6. Not Having a First Day/Night Suitcase- It can feel frantic to get into your new home and not know where the basics are. Pack a suitcase with some nonperishable food, drinks, toiletries, any medications you take, toilet paper, 2 or 3 days of clothing, and a basic tool kit that you can use until you get around to unpacking everything else.
7. Not Arranging for Storage- There can sometimes be a gap between the time you must vacate your current residence and when you can move into the new one. If this is a possibility, discuss storage options with your moving company in advance.