3 Mistakes To Avoid On Moving Day

Moving can be stressful and when you are not properly prepared for it, the situation can be worse. There are many mistakes that you can make that can cause your move to be an overwhelming experience. Here are some mistakes to avoid so that your move can stay on the right path. 

Forgetting to Sort Belongings

Moving companies charge by the hour and the total weight of your belongings. If you have too many items, you could end up with a larger-than-expected bill for moving. You can save on your move and spend less time doing it by taking the time to sort your belongings. 

A month before you move, you and your family need to go through every room and toss or donate items that you no longer need. A good rule to use is that if you have not used something in a year, toss or donate it. 

If you are tossing electronics, such as a computer, remember to remove all of your personal information from them. There are many charities that offer to wipe those items in exchange for the donation. 

Failing to Take Measurements

One possible delay that the movers could encounter on moving day is a problem with clearing entrances. If the movers cannot get your furniture through the door, you might have to resort to extreme measures to ensure they clear the entrances.

To avoid this delay, you need to go to the new home and measure the entrances. If you need to make adjustments to your furniture, do it before moving day. For instance, if your refrigerator does not fit, you can remove the doors the day before, after you clean out the food. The rack on the back of the refrigerator can also be removed. 

Forgetting to Review the Moving Company's Contract

The final contract tells you everything you need to know about the moving company's responsibilities on the day of the move. Details such as the expected time of arrival for the movers and what you need to have packed beforehand are in the contract. If you fail to completely read the contract, you run the risk of not being prepared when the movers do show up.

Ideally, you should read the contract at least a week before the move. If you have any questions about the agreement, contact the company. 

Work closely with your moving company to help avoid other potential problems with your move.