What is people’s least favorite thing when it comes to moving? Well, moving! Aside from the bad joke, the struggle is real. Most people simply hate moving, because there is a lot about it that can stress them out and cause them to stumble.
Because of all that a lot of folks go to the best possible counter-measure – knowledge. They feed on articles to teach them the best moving and packing practices and then go on to follow the advice – for the most part, at least.
However, the problem comes when you have failed to account for certain mistakes that are not as obvious as you may think. Today we are going to share with you what you need to look out for in order to avoid 3 of the biggest moving disasters!
Issue #1: Bad Movers
If you go online you can find countless of stories, which talk about bad movers and moving companies that take advantage of people. Some would try to charge you more for the job they do after they have already loaded your items. Others will require you to sign a form filled with small print, but they would do it when you are in a rush, so you don’t look through it.
Do not fall prey to such tactics! Instead do proper research of your movers before you hire them for the relocation. You can find a lot of information on almost all moving companies out there, so don’t hesitate to do it!
Issue #2: Underestimating The Importance Of Packing Supplies
When people read about packing they always assume that the blogger is trying to sell them something. For example, if you read through our blog you can see that we talk quite a lot about our plastic moving boxes. You would assume that this is only because we are a business and that is how we earn money. But what you don’t know is that we have actually started this business exactly because we believe in the value of these boxes.
If you want your items to remain perfectly intact throughout your entire move, then you should invest a little bit more into proper packing supplies. Sure, don’t go overboard, but don’t skimp on them either.
Issue #3: Your Plan Is Too Optimistic
As a society we fall into two extremes. There are those of us who don’t plan anything at all. We always try to wing it, but in the end nothing works out as we hope. That, however, is understandable. After all we have not put in any effort to control our situation.
On the other hand there are those who plan everything, but are way too optimistic about it. You always assume the best case scenario and anything that does not fit perfectly into your plan has no place in it. Sadly, this is not congruent with reality. Circumstances will throw your plan off. So what do you need to do? Allow for some flexibility. Be proactive in avoiding disasters, but also assume that they are going to happen anyway. Just plan ahead on a way to handle them!