Moving Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

It's better to be safe than sorry. Relating to so many areas of life, this popular adage certainly applies when you're moving. There are many moving mistakes, which - if prevented on time - can save you much grief and hassle later on. Your NYC Mover will be happy to provide you with informative tips which can help you avoid these common pitfalls.

So, what are some examples of typical moving mistakes you don't want to make?

  1. Choose Your Mover With Care:
    Before you make your choice of moving company, make sure your potential candidate is credible and reputable. After all, you are entrusting your mover with your most valuable possessions, and you want to ensure they are in good hands.
    To begin with, ask for referrals from friends and family who have had favorable moving experiences. Contact the Better Business Bureau to find out if any complaints have been filed against your mover. Furthermore, you must thoroughly review your mover's contract, particularly the fine print. Make sure the total moving cost and the extent of your mover's liability coverage are clearly specified. You wouldn't want to find out after your goods have been delivered that these crucial parameters have in any way changed. Is the delivery date stipulated in the contract binding? When you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your cargo, any delays could be quite maddening. Don't overlook any of these important details when you pick your mover. After all, your mover is in many ways responsible for the success of your move.
  2. Acquainting Yourself With Your New Location Before You Move:
    It always helps to come prepared. Before relocating to your new city, state or country, take the time to learn as much as you can about it in advance. If you're moving within the US, there are numerous online relocation tools which provide you with useful information about cost of living, taxes and real estate rates in American cities. If possible, travel to your new location before the scheduled move. You'll be able to familiarize yourself with your new neighborhood and its residents and find out where the schools and parks are located, and which after school activities your children can join. After gathering all the relevant details, you'll be able to determine whether a particular location meets your and your family's needs.
  3. Don't Rush Into Anything!
    Don't sell, rent or buy a house in haste. Never pick your mover in a rush. Moving and relocation are all about careful and meticulous planning. Begin the moving process about 2 months before the scheduled moving date, to allow yourself ample time to properly pack up your old place of residence, and prepare for your life in a brand new location. Prepare an organized moving checklist and follow it closely. It's particularly important to take your time on Moving Day. Don’t let your movers rush you into signing the Bill of Lading and the Inventory; you first want to ensure all your boxes have been loaded onto the truck, and that nothing has been left behind.
  4. Picking the Best Time for the Move:
    Summer is always a popular time for moving. School's out, and your children can adjust to their new surroundings before the school year begins. You should take into account, however, that summer is also a particularly busy and expensive moving season as far as moving companies are concerned. If you are given a choice, you may opt for moving midyear, instead. Remember that if you have young children, it is highly recommended to maintain their daily routine of school and friends, and it may therefore be more beneficial for them to move in the middle of the year. Whatever your decision, don’t rush into it. Carefully weigh all your moving options, and see what best suits you and your family.

Following these and other moving tips will significantly diminish the possibility of making exasperating moving mistakes.

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