Moving can be a tedious and daunting task to many especially if they have to cover long distances. There are so many things that can go wrong if the process is not planned well ahead of time. Getting a professional moving company can help you relieve most of the stress associated with long distance moving. Look for a company that allows you to get involved in the moving process and even give you the option to customize your move to make you feel more at ease. Here are some of the mistakes you need to avoid when planning a long distance move.
Packing unnecessary stuff
Most people don’t realize they are hoarders and they end up with a lot of stuff they don’t actually need. As you plan to move, take this opportunity to get rid of stuff that you don’t need and donate it to charity or give to friends and families. Doing this reduces the amount of things you have to pack and saves you from paying too much to the moving company. Having too much stuff forces you to get a bigger truck which means you pay more.
Not taking time to get the right moving company
You should start planning for your move weeks or even months before the actual date. This gives you time to check out and compare different price estimates from different moving companies. This ensures that you get the best prices for quality service. You should take the time to check out a moving company and look for reviews to see what customers have to say about their services. If you find a moving company that you like, book the moving date in advance and make the necessary plans.
Not taking care of disassembling furniture
Don’t make the mistake of moving furniture as it is. Disassembling helps you to reduce the amount of space in a moving truck plus it reduces the chances of breaking while on transit. You can take care of disassembling the furniture yourself or you can arrange with the moving company to take care of it as you supervise. Why it is very important for you to be there during disassembling is because you need to know where each part is packed to make your assembling job easier when you get to your destination.
Not giving yourself allowance time for moving
Probably you have a new job that requires you to report to a certain station on a certain date. You need to plan ahead and get to know what distance you have to cover. Talk to the long distance moving company ahead of time and let them know how important it is to get to your destination on time. If the move will take days, it is best to give yourself a one-day head start to allow for any inconveniences that may come along the way. For example, you can never predict traffic and you need to make sure you have more than enough time to get to your destination.