First time moves or moving in general can be plagued with a lot of unwanted headaches and mistakes. But like everything else it would take a lot of preparation in order for things to run smoothly when moving day arrives. When you have settled on a moving date, the best thing to do is to start packing and organizing your boxes right away even if moving day is in only a month away. There are some of you who may actually want to leave your entire moving project undone until the night before moving day.
You may think that you can get the job done quickly and easily long before the movers come by, but you would soon find out that leaving your moving project for the last minute could result in chaos and stress. In addition when you are racing against time with your last minute packing on the eve of moving day, you may be tempted to throw all your personal and household items together to cut down on your time. This could prove to be a disaster when you get to the new place as you may not be able to locate certain items. By properly labeling and sealing your boxes, you can be sure that you would not have to sift through several boxes trying to find the toothpaste and dental floss when you are all moved in.
One of the most common mistakes that people make when moving is to hire a mover for the sake of it without researching the company to see if they are legitimate. With scammers plaguing the moving industry, you have to be sure that the company that you choose is certified, registered and reliable. Always keep the number of the Better Business Bureau handy so that you can get more information on the moving company that you choose.
Also, the Internet is very resourceful in getting information from actual customers of a moving company that you may be interested in. It is on these websites that you would be able to read comments from customers who were pleased with the service they received as well as those who weren’t so happy. Internet research aside it is your duty to ask a lot of questions from the moving companies about all aspects of your move from insurance to the safety of your belongings.