Are you planning on moving cross country soon? Then you should make sure you know how to do it right. Moving long distance is a complex process, and even a small mistake can lead to significant consequences. For this reason, you should make sure to do proper research before you start preparing for the relocation. In order to help you do this, we at Flat Price Moving and Auto Shipping have put together the following quick guide to some of the most common moving mistakes and how to avoid them.
Most of us don’t realize how much time it takes to prepare for a relocation until we actually get down to work. There is so much more to it than simply packing your belongings into moving boxes. In order to make sure you don’t start preparing too late, create a detailed list of all the things you need to do beforehand. This includes:
- Making a list of everything you’ll pack. This list should contain everything from clothes, cutlery, furniture, decoration, to books and toys.
- Obtaining moving supplies. Based on the list you made, figure out which moving supplies you’ll need, including boxes, bubble wrap, plastic wrap, moving blankets, dollies, etc.
- Canceling utilities and subscriptions, see why here. Before you move, let your utility providers know. You should also cancel your magazine and other subscriptions.
- Packing. Approach packing as early on as possible. It is almost a rule of thumb that you will need more time for it than you think.
Of course, these are only some of the basic things you need to think about. Feel free to include in your list anything else you deem necessary. Using this list, you will find it easier to organize the weeks leading up to the relocation.
Packing is one of those things people generally underestimate. It is not enough to only put things into boxes, seal them, and shove them on the moving truck. If you do so, unpacking is going to be quite an ordeal. Instead, do your best to stay organized. Clearly label your boxes, divide items by room, wrap everything up properly. If you’re not sure how to handle this task, here are some useful tips for packing.
Packing Too Much
Another common packing-related mistake is overpacking. It often happens that we simply pack everything in our home without much thinking, only to realize we don’t really need half of that stuff once we start unpacking. The result of this is that you spent more money on the relocation than you needed. So instead of simply packing everything, figure out which items you won’t need in your new home and sell them, donate them, or throw them away.
Doing Everything On Your Own
Yes, we know that going through the whole preparatory process seems like something you can do on your own. All you need is some free time and a little bit of planning. However, things will get done much easier and much faster if you have a helping hand. Ask your friends or relatives to help you out. It might even end up being a fun bonding experience.
Not Hiring Movers
On the surface, it might seem like hiring professional movers is unnecessary. After all, you feel like you’ve got this all figured out. However, having experts by your side can make things much easier and less stressful for you. So pick up the phone and give Flat Price Moving and Auto Shipping a call!
Not Being Informed
Another common mistake is simply not having enough information about the moving process, its costs, or what it entails. In order to help you avoid this mistake, we have put together the following short FAQ.
Other common moving mistakes can be seen at https://lifehacker.com/how-to-avoid-the-most-common-moving-mistakes-1829228813.
What Do the Moving Services Provided by Flat Price Moving and Auto Shipping Include?
The comprehensive moving package provided by Flat Price covers every step of the relocation process. This includes packing and unpacking, disassembling and reassembling your furniture, transport of your belongings, car shipping, packing supplies, storage, and available client support throughout the whole process. Of course, if you choose so, you can opt out of any part of this service.
How Much Does Moving with Flat Price cost?
The price of your relocation depends on the services you choose, the distance of your relocation, the number of belongings you are moving, and even the time of the year. The best way to know for sure how much money you should set aside for moving is to request a moving price estimate.
How Can I Receive My Moving Price Estimate?
In order to get your moving quote, all you have to do is fill out the form on our website and we will get back to you shortly with your estimate. Of course, if you wish so, feel free to give Flat Price Moving and Auto Shipping a call and one of our client support agents will be more than happy to walk you through the whole process.
I Can’t Move Into my New Home Right Away. What Should I Do?
You’ll be happy to learn that Flat Price Moving and Auto Shipping also offers storage services. What’s more, this service is free of charge for the first month! Our storage units are secure and climate-controlled, so you won’t have to worry about leaving your valuables inside.
Are you ready to begin a new life somewhere else? Then give us a call! Our customer service representatives will be more than happy to answer all your questions and provide you with all the necessary information. They will also arrange for a reliable moving price estimate, so that you can plan your budget in advance. We are looking forward to helping you relocate.