If you’ve ever had to move before, you know how stressful it can be. It is also, however, extremely necessary. Whether you’ve just bought your first home and you are in the middle of your first big move, or you are moving from an old house to a new property, moving can completely consume your life. Here’s are some of the most common hassles you might encounter:
- Your moving company is unreliable. Maybe they don’t show up on time or they are careless with your items. Maybe they actually try to scam you. The best way to completely remove any potential of encountering a bad coming company is to do the move yourself. This is not a good option for many people. Before hiring any moving company, make sure you research them thoroughly. They should be bonded and insured, should have the right training, and should have lots of good reviews not just on their website, but on directories as well. You should only entrust your possessions to a company that you know you can trust to take care of them.
- You’re stuck in traffic. Even if you are just moving across town, you might find yourself stuck in traffic. This can add hours onto your move, especially if you are trying to move during the day. If you are working with a moving company, they may charge you extra for the time that they spend sitting in traffic, and by the time they get to your new home, there might not be time to unload and unpack the truck, meaning that you have to add another day onto your relocation plan. How can you avoid this? Moving not during rush hour is one of the best ways.
- You aren’t organized. Nothing will make your move more difficult than not being organized. If you do not diligently label your boxes and organize your items, it is going to be nearly impossible to keep your things in their proper place, to make sure that everything you need gets on the truck, and to make sure everything you need gets off the truck at the end of the day. Pack an essentials box and keep a thorough list of what is packed and where it is packed.