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Avoid These Mistakes When Moving Homes!

Are you in the process of moving? Whether it's across town or across the country, there are always a few things to keep in mind when relocating.

Moving is definitely one of the most exciting things you can do in your life. It’s also a huge task though, which is why it’s important to avoid making any costly mistakes along the way.

If you're someone that always feels like they could be forgetting something no matter the situation, these tips may come in handy when the time comes.

Putting it off

If you wait until the last minute to start packing, you're going to end up with a lot of half-empty boxes and unorganized belongings. This will make it more difficult (and time-consuming) to unpack in your new home, which is the last thing you want after a long day of unpacking and lugging boxes around.

Instead, start packing well in advance of your move date so you can take your time and do it right. This will pay off in spades when you're not frantically trying to pack everything up the night before your move.

Packing without a system in place

Anyone who's ever moved knows that packing can be a stressful and time-consuming process. There's so much to remember, and it's easy to forget something important in the midst of all the chaos. That's why it's important to have a packing plan in place before you start packing.

First, make a list of everything you need to pack, including both big and small items. Then, categorize your items by room and start packing one room at a time. As you pack, be sure to label all of your boxes clearly so you know where everything goes when you arrive at your new home. With a little planning and organization, packing can be a breeze.

Moving is also the perfect opportunity to declutter your life and get rid of all the stuff you no longer need or use. But far too many people make the mistake of holding onto everything they own and bringing it all with them to their new home.

Not only does this add unnecessary stress to your move, but it also means you'll have more stuff to pack, more stuff to move, and more stuff to unpack in your new place. So before you start packing up your belongings, take some time to purge anything you don't need or want anymore. Trust us, your back will thank you later.

Not Measuring Your New Home First

Before you start packing up all your furniture and belongings, it's a good idea to take measurements of your new home to get an idea of where all your stuff is going to fit.

This will give you a better idea of what furniture will actually fit in each space and help prevent any unpleasant surprises (like finding out that your king-size bed won't fit through the door of your new bedroom). Not measuring ahead of time could also result in having to sell or donate some of your larger pieces of furniture, which is something you definitely want to avoid if at all possible.

Failing to change your address

This might seem like a no-brainer, but far too many people forget to change their address when they move into a new home. If you don't update your address with the post office, important mail (like bills, checks, etc.) will continue being sent to your old home—which could cause all sorts of problems. So be sure to add changing your address to your giant list of things to do before moving day arrives. That way you won't have any unwanted surprises waiting for you at your new place.

Not Hiring Professionals!

One of the most common mistakes people make when moving is trying to do it all themselves. They pack their own boxes, load up their own rental truck, and drive to their new home without any professional help. While this might save you a few bucks in the short term, it's not worth the headaches and heartaches that come with it.

Professional movers are trained to do this job quickly and efficiently, which means your belongings are less likely to get damaged in transit. Not to mention, they can also help you unpack and get settled into your new home so you don't have to lift a finger.

We hope these tips come in handy when your big day comes!

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