Moving can be a time consume and nerve-wracking experience which makes following your checklist extremely important. No matter how much attention you pay to the small details, it is still common to leave something undone. Augusta Movers has put together a list of the six most common things people overlook during their move.
Telling People You Are Moving
Most people inform their friends and family that they are relocating. However, you would be surprised at how many people forget to inform other significant contacts in their life. You need to let the post office, utility company, banks, credit card companies and other entities know of your change of address to ensure continuity of service. To avoid this mistake, make a list of people or companies you need to inform. Take some time to write out a change of address forms and drop them in the mail at least once a week until the day of your move.
Not Packing Needed Items
It is easy to get in a zone when you are packing. Boxing things up, labeling your stash, and marking a room as DONE is an exhilarating experience. While you are in the zone, you can pack away things you may not need while your friends may forget to pack things you do need. To avoid this classic mistake, make a list of items you will need on the day you move. Keep this list in a box clearly labeled for moving day.
Making an Essentials Box
Moving from one place to another can disrupt more than your day. It can transform the way you experience your life. Humans are creatures of habit and when you move to a new home, your habits are disrupted. It is easy to forget to pack a box of items you will need right away at your new home. Too many people end up with essentials scattered over several boxes and several rooms which can make unpacking a huge hassle. To prevent this mistake, make a list of all the things you will need within the first week of moving into your home. Pack these in a particular box and have the movers unload them in an area in the house where you can access them easily.
There is more to packing than just tossing your stuff into a box. Many people overlook the need for proper packing supplies which can keep your possessions safe from harm during transport. To avoid damage, always use fresh boxes, packing wrap, and other elements depending on the items being transported. Leave room in your boxes for added padding and don’t overfill.
Clearing Away Your Mess
You would think makings sure everything is clean and clear would be easy as you pack up each room. More often than not, people tend to overlook areas such as under beds, in closets, sheds, and other spaces that are seldom used. To avoid this mistake, make a checklist of all of the spaces in your home, even those you never use. Check them off as you get closer to your move out date to prevent leaving anything behind accidentally.
Pet & Child Care
Moving is tough. Moving with pets and kids is even more complex. Many people forget to properly take kids and pets into account during their moving day and end up falling behind schedule. To prevent this mistake, arrange for someone to watch your pets in the days before and after your move. Speak to a relative or a sitting service about caring for your children on your actual moving day to avoid distractions. This will also keep the little ones safe from accidents that can happen during a move.
How We Can Help
Planning your move in advance is the best way to ensure that you avoid many of the simple mistakes listed above. Augusta Movers is always here to help when you need a reliable moving service to help you pack, move, or both. Contact us at (647) 783-8730 to find out more about our services.