Don't Make These 5 Common Moving Mistakes

5 Common Moving Mistakes

With all the excitement and busyness of a move, it’s easy to overlook certain factors. To make things less stressful for you, here are 5 common moving mistakes that you’ll want to avoid.

1) Not allowing enough time to get things done
One of the most common mistakes made during a move is not starting early enough. When planning and organizing a move, give yourself adequate time to get things done. To save time, make a list of important phone numbers to remember, including the number of your moving company and utility services at your new home. Moving starts months before your actual moving day!

2) Not making a budget and sticking to it
Since moving can easily add up, setting a moving budget is always a good decision. Some things you may want to budget for include the cost of packing materials, any storage fees, and the cost of hiring a moving company. Once a budget is set, remember to stick to it.

3) Not packing efficiently
It’s easy to think of packing as just throwing things in boxes, but it’s not that simple. To pack efficiently you need extra time to gather materials, pack fragile items, and label boxes accordingly. Give yourself at least 6 weeks to properly pack your household items. Even better, start a few months ahead of your move date to keep things running smoothly.

4) Not keeping a calendar or setting a moving date
A calendar can help you keep your cool during a stressful move. It will aid you in remembering small details and keep everyone on the same page. Write down the day you plan on moving and keep your calendar in an easily accessible area of your home. Examples of details to mark on your calendar include the days your utilities will be turned on and off and what day(s) the moving company will be at your home.

5) Not using the best movers
Hiring the wrong moving company can turn your exciting move into a nightmare. Make sure you hire a reliable, trustworthy moving company. Ask your friends and neighbors for references. Read reviews on the internet. It’s a good idea to interview multiple moving companies before deciding on which to choose. Working with a moving company you trust will make the transition to your new home less stressful.

At Hug-Condon, we provide stress-free, professional residential and commercial moving services across Southeast Louisiana and beyond. To get a quote or book your move, contact today.

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