Check out these moving tips and protect your new home with the right homeowners insurance!
Congratulations on your new home! As you prepare to make your move, be sure that you’ve got everything in order. Packing up your whole life into boxes can be stressful. Check out how to avoid these common moving mistakes and be sure to protect your new home with the right homeowners insurance.
Forgetting To Plan Ahead.
It’s important to prepare for your move in advance. Because summer is one of the busiest times of year to make a move, moving companies can book up. Be sure that you call to reserve a moving truck a couple of months in advance. That way you’re not left scrambling to recruit friends and family to help you move at the last minute.
Not Doing Your Homework.
Not all moving companies are equal. Before you hire a moving company, be sure that you do your research. Look over customer reviews, talk to friends and relatives about recommendations, and be sure to get several estimates. Also, be sure to read the fine print before you commit to a company to ensure you’re not subject to any hidden fees.
Packing Up Everything.
A move is the perfect time to clean out all the things that you no longer need. Plus, when you over pack, your movers may charge you more depending on the weight of all your belongings. As you pack up all your possessions into boxes, weed out what you no longer need. Create three separate piles. Make a pile to keep, a pile to toss, and a pile to donate to a local charity.
Not Labeling Everything.
Don’t underestimate how much work a move can be. As you pack up, be sure to think about how you’re going to unpack. Group related items in similar boxes and don’t forget to label them. That way you’re able to unpack easily and get your belongings in their rightful places quickly.