FOUR BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU MAKE WHEN YOU MOVE

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Moving can certainly be overwhelming. In order to assist you in not making any mistakes, I thought I would discuss some of the top missteps made by those in the throes of relocating.




1. PROCRASTINATION

  • Procrastination

  • Avoiding

  • Postponing

  • Putting it off

. . . all these words mean the same thing.


This is a number one mistake when it comes to moving. Procrastination does not rear its ugly head. Rather, it hides, not willing to see the inevitable coming. Previously we discussed the importance of scheduling your move in a timely manner in the blog “When Should You Schedule Your Move.” This is first thing not to put off.


Here are a few topics of procrastination people use when moving:

  • Scheduling the move date – As stated, moving is a process. This means you need to have everything on schedule. There are closing dates on property when you must be out (usually another person is there to occupy that space immediately). Knowing that we don’t living in an isolated bubble, we should understand that we need to be in place for that move date. Schedule a move in a timely fashion.

  • Finding boxes - Most people believe they will have no problem finding boxes for a move. They are under the misconception that their local grocery store will have some. Hey, you will be lucky to even find one box at Publix or Walmart (or wherever) much less enough to move your entire house.

  • Scheduling a moving truck - Contrary to popular thought, calling on your friends who have a pickup truck is not a good idea. Usually they have had their share of being approached to assist in moving anything that doesn’t fit into a sedan vehicle. After exhausting this avenue, then you find you still need to schedule a moving truck. Again, this needs to be done in a timely fashion and on a date that lines up with the packers and the move out and move in dates in your relocation.

The opposite of Procrastination is Anticipation. Anticipation means you attempt to assess the situation and deal with it beforehand. It is also coupled with the concept of “time management.” Why not choose to manage your time wisely when it comes to a move.


2. NOT GETTING AN IN-HOME ESTIMATE FROM A MOVING COMPANY

Moving is very involved and complicated. It is certainly not something that can be done by one person, especially if you are moving from a large home. A moving company like Interiors for Seniors gives free consultations. They will also be able to assess whether a particular item would require any special considerations when packing and moving.


3. NOT TAKING INVENTORY

When moving, it is of utmost importance that you inventory your belongings. When hiring a moving specialist, you should be certain they give you an in-home inventory. This way you can not only know the items you are moving, but will also an estimate of the cost as well.


4. NOT LABELING YOUR BOXES

When you have finally arrive at your new home, you are going to want to know what is in each box so that you can know what room each one belongs in.

When your hire Interiors for Seniors to move you, you need only worry about setting up the time certain date for packing and moving. They will assist you with all of your moving needs.


Call Missy Donaghy with Interiors for Seniors for a FREE consultation 321-279-3301.


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