When you are preparing to move, you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to gather a few boxes and pack up your belongings. Homeowners often fall into a few common traps, causing the move to be overcomplicated and difficult. If you want to avoid these problems, then you need to follow these tips:
Mistake #1: Doing it By Yourself
Even if you feel like you have a lot of time, don’t make the mistake of trying to handle everything without help from friends and professionals. A few helping hands can go a long way to speed up packing, loading the truck, cleaning, and more.
Mistake #2: Skipping Professional Moving Services
The motivation to skip the moving services is often to save money. But, add up the expenses of a DIY move, and you will see that hiring professional movers is a great investment. Tally the cost of the moving truck, gas, moving equipment, and the opportunity cost of time that you will spend away from the office. You will see that moving services are a great investment for your family.
Mistake #3: Procrastination
Just because you hired a moving team, doesn’t mean that you can wait until the night before to start packing. It is important that you have the boxes ready to go when the moving truck pulls into your driveway. Start packing up unessential items a few weeks before the move, giving you time to sort the closets and drop things off at a donation center if needed.
One way that procrastination could negatively impact your move is if you wait to book the movers. Summers and weekends tend to fill up fast, so it might be difficult to get the moving team that you would like to hire. For the best results, schedule these movers as soon as you know your moving date.
Mistake #4: Being a Cheapskate with Packing Supplies
Your progress will be slowed down if you don’t have the right supplies to help with your packing. Invest in high-quality boxes, packing tape, moving blankets, bubble wrap, and more. These things will protect your belongings and decrease the risk of damage in the truck.
If you are preparing to move, then Ruff and Ready Moving Company is here to help! Call for more information about the services that are available: (951) 834-3539