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Common Moving Mistakes People Make

Common Moving Mistakes People Make

Moving is a stressful process for anyone and poses many unique challenges that sometimes are difficult to foresee or prepare for. When planning a move, there are many details to consider and it can become overwhelming relatively quickly. While it helps to be organized, sometimes we just cannot prepare for everything that could go wrong. If you have ever moved before, you already know that sometimes issues come up that you may not know how to deal with. Depending on where you are moving to, where you are moving from, how many belongings you will be bringing with you, and your budget, it may be best for you to enlist the help of professional movers; they can significantly help you prepare for all the issues that may come up along the way. However, it can be extremely helpful to know what the most common moving issues are so that you don’t repeat them in the future. In other words, we can learn something from other peoples’ mistakes. When things go wrong, we can be hard on ourselves for not preparing more adequately. Here are some of the most common mistakes that people make when they are moving so that you can avoid making the same errors. They don’t hire a reputed moving company Last time you moved it was a big hassle to get organized and prepared; this time around, you vow that you will do things differently and hire a professional moving company. They end up being two hours late to your new apartment and some of your belongings have mysteriously gone missing. After a little digging, you...

Four Tips on Moving Out for the First Time

It’s your first time moving out and you have a lot on your mind. That’s understandable. Maybe you’ve never been away from home before. You can rest assured that there are many people who are in the same boat. It’s normal to be anxious during a first move. Several questions may cross your mind: How much do I need to save to be financially stable? Will I feel scared living in a house or apartment all by myself? Will I have extra time and money to do the things that I love? Moving into a new place doesn’t have to be scary. There are steps that can be taken to help ease your anxiety. Here are four ways to make the transition positive and enjoyable. Take gradual steps to moving out of your parent or guardian’s home Regardless of how much money you have and how established you are in your career, it’s a big step to move away from the people you’re used to being around all the time. Moving doesn’t have to mean you won’t see those same people. If you previously lived with your parents or guardian, call and visit them as often as possible for the first few weeks after your move. You’re not used to living in complete solitude, so this is a normal phase and you shouldn’t feel embarrassed. You can also invite a few friends over every day to help ease the feeling of being on your own. In time, gradually wean off seeing them every week, and you’ll slowly become more comfortable with being independent. Save more than enough money Paying...

Tips For Moving With Children

Moving takes preparation and planning, especially when children are added to the equation. In order to relieve some of the stress on the big day, you need to prepare your kids before, during and after the move by getting them involved in the moving process. Here are some tips to help you and your family make a smooth move into your new home. Family Meeting – Kids, whether toddlers and teens, need to process the news of a move just as much as you had to think it over. Children need to understand that they will be in a new environment, meet new friends, live in a new house, and go to a new school. It’s critical to have a family meeting where you can sit your kids down and have a conversation about moving and what will be happening. Give your kids the news of moving about a month in advance. This will give them time to process the information and ask questions. When having this conversation, make sure to focus on things that will remain the same to ease their mind about the move rather than throwing down all the different things that will be changing. Giving them a month notice will also allow children the opportunity to spend time with friends. They can take this time to say goodbye and figure out ways to keep in touch with one another. Structured Schedule and Routine – Children don’t respond well to a lot of change in their environment. They like consistency, structured routines, and knowing what comes next. Involve your kids further in the moving process by...

Moving and Packing Savings Tips

While peak moving season is the May – September months, you may be unable to avoid your move during this “rush hour.” Although moving costs are higher during this peak season, we are looking to help you offset some of that difference! No matter if you’re moving locally or long distance, our four moving and packing saving strategies are bound to help you retain some green, or, at the very least, open your eyes to new and typically-unseen moving and packing ideas! Keep reading to discover our four moving and packing strategies to help you save before your move. The First Dilemma: Movers vs Friends Despite their universal love for free pizza, beer, and good intentions, your friends can either be a help or a hassle when helping with your move. Before you dedicate yourself to finding friends to help you move, or hiring moving professionals, ask yourself the following questions: How many items will I have to move? How much money will I save by asking my friends to help? Can my friends handle fragile or cumbersome items with care? Will my friends be able to help move a complicated item like a piano or a hot tub? If you were able to answer all these questions with relative ease, then you should be in good shape to make a decision. However, if you had to consider all the possible outcomes of a move with your friends, you may want to consider professional movers. Not only do they have years of experience (and muscle!), they have specifically been trained to be your personal moving assistant. Downsize Before the...

CORPORATE RELOCATIONS

Corporate  Relocations: Planning & Project Management are Key While the most important aspects of a residential move may be ensuring great-grandma’s china and other precious family heirlooms arrive in one piece or making sure that there is still enough money left over to redo the kids bedrooms; corporate relocations pose a different set of challenges. While budget is still relevant, some larger issues may prevail, such as:  minimizing down time, not interrupting business flow, and making a smooth transition for employees. Proper planning and project management can help alleviate most disruptions and ensure a smooth relocation process. Make certain your corporate move is completed efficiently and within budget by receiving a detailed estimate and project management plan. Trained relocation experts can also help with: ensuring proper coordination among all parties involved  obtaining insurance certificates  cubicle reconfiguration specialty items (artwork needing crating, computer transfer, copy machines, etc)  reserving elevators and parking permits  offering complete packing and storage services When choosing a moving company, make sure your business’ functionality and productivity are the top...

HOW TO ESTIMATE MOVING

Estimating Your Move  How much will it cost to move my home?  That’s a good question but the answer is not that simple.  There are different circumstances that factor into a move.  Is it local, long distance or international?  What quantity of items are you moving?  These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered before an accurate estimate can be given.  Here are some guidelines to help you further understand what a move entails. Local move – Destination is within 100 miles from point of origin and is based on  distance and labor. Long Distance – Destination is outside of 100 miles from point of origin and is based on distance and weight International –  Destination is outside the 48 continental United States and is based on weight and volume.  These moves are almost always done over the ocean.  It is important to note that it is best that the moving company do the packing for an international move as they will need a full and complete inventory of the containers to clear customs. Most moving companies will offer full service packing or other specialty services.  This too will be relevant in the final estimate of the move....
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