Although moving day always comes with some extra pressure, some mistakes are absolutely avoidable. Don’t let your move turn into a disaster by forgetting some basic moving day fundamentals.
Watch out for these common moving day mistakes:
Hiring a Shady Mover
Your moving company is one of those investments that you should not shortchange. Remember, they are the people who are going to be handling your personal, expensive and necessary items. The last thing you want to do is choose your mover solely based on a lower rate.
To ensure that you get the best company on your side, look for reputable and licensed home movers to entrust with your big day – we promise you won’t regret it!
Forgetting About Your Utilities
Nothing could be worse than moving into your new home and finding that you have no lights or heat! Don’t make this mistake. To make sure that everything will be in full working order, we suggest you set up your utilities at least a week in advance. If you’re moving within your current city, your utility company should let you transfer your account to your new address online. But check with your company to find out the proper protocol.
Failing to Check Your Insurance Policy
What happens if something breaks during your move? Make sure that you know the details of your moving insurance coverage beforehand – this way, you will be fully aware of what to expect just in case.
Packing at the Last Minute
Don’t let this happen to you. Scrambling to pack while your movers are knocking on your door is a terrible feeling. Leave plenty of time to pack your belongings. You can create mini projects before tackling the bigger rooms. For example, set out a specific time to pack up your tools, and another time to pack up your winter clothes. By the time you get to your final rooms, you’ll have a lot of the smaller stuff already done and ready to load.
Not Organizing Your Boxes
Arriving at your new home with a whole bunch of unlabeled, disorganized boxes is one of the biggest mistakes you can make – and not to mention a huge headache! Fortunately, we have just the solution for you with our Steinway Moving Labels that will make your life so much easier during your moving time!