So, you have a move ahead and you are already following the best advice of calling a professional to help you with moving. That is one potential mistake off the table because doing it yourself or relying on friends to help is one of the most common moving mistakes. Even with professionals involved, there are still some mistakes you could make. Here are the most common ones and how to avoid them:
- Not setting a budget. Moving, especially long distance, has many different costs involved that you should consider at the beginning while setting up a budget. If you know in the beginning that your budget isn’t going to cover everything, you are in a better position to trim costs than trying to cover everything later.
- Underestimating time needed. You’ll need plenty of time to pack and coordinate everything for your move. Trying to juggle a job, family commitments, and moving can only be made less stressful by starting as early as possible.
- Not reducing excess belongings. It is costly to move your belongings, so anything you don’t really want or need anymore needs to be disposed of. The more you can sell, donate, or even throw away, the lower your moving costs will be and the less time you’ll spend packing and unpacking.
- Not planning moving day. The biggest mistake made is not planning for enough rest and time for meals. It can be easy to get so wrapped up in getting to your new home that you end up arriving there exhausted and starving. That isn’t the way you want to start things in your new home.
If you need practical advice about moving to make your experience the best it can be, don’t hesitate to contact us at Ashe Van Lines Moving & Storage. We have the experience you need and the dedication to helping our customers that will give you the best moving day ever!