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Avoid Five Common Mistakes During Your Springtime Move

By April 1, 2015No Comments

Is moving on your agenda this month or in the near future? Spring is one of the most popular times of the year to move. Avoid five common mistakes, though, as you relocate to your new rented apartment or house.

1. Poor Scheduling
Because spring is a busy moving season, don’t expect to call a moving or van rental company today for your move tomorrow. Schedule these details at least two months in advance. Start collecting boxes and packing supplies in advance, too, so you have everything you need before the big day.

  1. Winging It

Do you think you’ll just toss stuff into boxes, pile the boxes into the back of your vehicle and drive to your new home where you’ll unpack? Moving is never that easy. From choosing a moving company to finding a new doctor, plan ahead to ease stress and make your move smooth.

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  1. Choosing a Poor Moving Company

The wrong company could damage your valuables, overcharge you or not show up. The right moving company can make your experience pleasant and professional. Spend time researching moving companies and checking references so you choose one that’s reputable, reliable and trustworthy.

  1. Overpacking

Do you really need to move your entire paperback book collection or clothes you haven’t worn in years? Use your move as an opportunity to cull your possessions. Save money since most moving companies charge by weight, and spend less time packing and unpacking when you only pack what you absolutely need.

  1. Insufficient Insurance

From your valuable jewelry to priceless heirlooms, you want adequate insurance for all your possessions. The moving company might cover some liability, but talk to your insurance agent to beef up your renters insurance policy. Make sure it covers your valuables before you move.
Moving causes enough stress. Avoid these five mistakes to make the experience more pleasant and less chaotic. You’ll be glad you did.