Moving problems happen while transitioning into a new home: think injuries, broken/lost items, and even unprofessional movers, among other issues. As long as you plan accordingly, you can avoid many moving woes before the big day.
Keep Organization the Top Priority
Label all boxes and containers according to their items and proper room. If possible, load them in a specific order so that bringing them into your new home is systematic. Don’t just pile everything in the living room, either–take each box to the right place to minimize extra work later.
Failing to Transfer Utilities and Mailing Address
If you wait to transfer or setup your utilities until your move is in progress or complete, you won’t have water, electricity, gas, or other essentials you need. Believe it or not, this is one of the most common moving problems among homeowners, but it doesn’t have to be.
Also, start updating your physical address as soon as possible.
No Extra Cash on Hand
There are times when the movers require extra charges because of parking fees, extra time or hassle. Also, you probably need to eat out for a few days while the kitchen in your new home is being unpacked and cleaned. Planning for these extra expenses and any other need by keeping physical cash on you is ideal.
Safety and Security Troubles
Homeowners stumble upon security and safety problems while moving too. These include accidents that cause injuries or item damages, stolen items, or other unforeseen incidents while on the road. This may even include dealing with scam movers who cheat their way to get cash from you.
You can avoid these mishaps by hiring a seasoned and reliable moving company which can be easily vetted. They will know how to keep you, your family and your belongings safe throughout the move. Think of the loading and unloading process, as well as the actual travel.
Moving without Insurance
If you have a lot of items traveling a long way, it may be best to consider some form of moving insurance. This will protect against vehicle accidents and lost, stolen or broken items. Some moving companies may automatically offer insurance, whether it be optional or included. But the more complicated or lengthy the move, the more moving insurance makes sense.
Ready to move to your new home now? Keep these points in mind to avoid moving problems along the way, since adjusting to a new home and/or town is already stressful.