Moving is a BIG Job
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
1) Poor Planning
Make a specific plan for your move, one which explains everything you need to get done and incorporate a timetable with due dates. Make sure and assign someone to every undertaking.
Why pack up your things today when you can delay it until later, right? Wrong! When you find yourself regularly delaying things, you could be setting yourself up for an unpleasant moving day. Whether it is confirming professional movers in Tulsa or purging your things, procrastination can bring on delays as well as additional costs. Do not put off items on your to-do list. Make your moving timeline and then stick to it.
3) Moving Too Much Stuff
Let’s face it, a lot of people have tons of belongings in their houses that they don’t use. Therefore, when it is time to pack up and move, if you simply assume that everything must move with you, your move could be more costly and more time consuming. Before you commence packing, take a little time to dig through your stuff. Don’t plan on moving items which don’t work, that you will not use and that you just don’t need. It is also a good idea to evaluate heavy items, as they could cost more to move than they are worth, as well as they might be hard to determine a spot for them in your new house.
4) Missing Packing Deadlines
The movers will be at your house first thing tomorrow. Your belongings aren’t even close to being packed up at this time, and so you run around like a crazy person and squeeze stuff into any boxes you have onhand. Inadequate packing makes it more probably that things will get broken in transit. Poor labeling can make it more difficult to locate things when you are unpacking. When you cannot get all your stuff packed up before the professional movers in Tulsa arrive, you run the risk of trying to pack as the movers are loading the moving van. Or even worse, the movers could cancel for the day and ask you to call your customer service coordinator to reschedule to a different day. Don’t dawdle. Start packing well in advance of your move date.
5) Doing too Much Yourself
There’s a spot when moving becomes too much for a lone person. Hiring professional movers in Tulsa and having the moving company pack your stuff are distinct things to do to lighten your workload. But there are additional ways to get help. You could ask friends to help you conduct a garage sale or to watch your children or pets when you are packing. In addition, some charities might come and pick up your donations, which should save you from having to drive to the drop off location. You might consider hiring a cleaning service to clean your old home after you move out and to also clean and sanitize your new residence ahead of when you move in. And lastly, be certain that everyone in the family is assisting with moving related chores. Even the young kids could be assigned age-appropriate tasks.
Frequently throughout the moving process, it’s not uncommon to question, “Why is this so much work?”. However, when you avoid the pitfalls discussed above, hopefully your move will go smoothly.
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