5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Moving
- 1. Picking the moving company based solely on price.
As is often the case in life, you get what you pay for. Don't let a few hundred dollars in potential savings lead you to neglect doing your due diligence with the company you choose.
- 2. Insufficient Insurance on Valuable Possessions
Properly research your insurance options for high-priced items. Things happen. It's best to be covered.
- 3. Moving Too Many Things
Don't take everything you've ever bought. Take what you need. Donate or throw away things you do not need. A few hours of prioritizing can end up saving a lot of money and headaches down the road.
- 4. Poor Scheduling and/or Timing
It's best to move during good weather. Plan accordingly. Also, make sure you know that the truck rental can fit your stuff. Shipping extra items can greatly add to cost.
- 5. Poor Planning
Don't wait until the last few days before the move to start packing. Give yourself at least 7-10 days to properly go through your stuff, and get financial and logistical matters in control.