When you’re about to start planning for a move, it’s understandable that you might not be fully prepared for what’s often a lengthy and complicated process. If this is your first time moving, this can be even more of a complicated experience if you don’t know what to look for in movers or how to properly plan for your relocation. Finding the right movers after previously moving by yourself can also feel like a whole new world! Avoid making common moving mistakes or missteps with our complete guide – and know what to look for to avoid moving scams!
What are the Biggest Moving Mistakes?
Before we discuss what the most common moving mistakes are, let’s discuss how important it is to find the right moving company for you and your move. No matter if you’re about to embark on a local or long-distance move, knowing what to look for in professional movers and how to spot scams is the first thing you should get out of the way in your relocation. Plus, you of course want to get the best price and most customized service from the movers you go with.
For all of your needs taken care of, the best professional movers for you are RLD Relocation. For all of the most tailored and customized moving services for the right prices, we’ll give you exactly what you need at the most affordable prices possible. Plus, we’ll always go out of our way to take care of your items and make sure they’re safely and securely delivered in a timeframe that works for you.
That leads us right into the biggest moving mistakes you’ll want to avoid, since one of the top ones are…
- Not Researching Your Moving Company
It’s incredibly easy to get swept up in the moving process and end up just choosing a random moving company to get your search over with. This isn’t a good idea, however, due to the amount of moving scams or just overpriced services out there. If you’re using RLD Relocation for your moving services you’ll be good to go, but for other moving companies, make sure to always thoroughly go through their reviews, and check their licenses with the Department of Transportation and their reputation on the Better Business Bureau.
- Overspending on Packing
Try to use rescued or cheap packing materials that will keep your things safe without breaking the bank. Ask friends, family, or local businesses for boxes or materials, or look for free materials on Facebook Marketplace.
- Using the Wrong Size Boxes
Never pack heavy items in large boxes. Always use a box close to the size of your item to not only keep it secure, but also to keep the weight of your boxes manageable for you and your movers. Additionally, always make sure to label your boxes for organization!
- Losing Your Moving Contract
Never lose the moving contract you’ll have with your company, also known as a bill of lading. Odds are your company will also email you a copy, but always keep it safe in case of issues later on.
- Not Changing Your Address
Don’t forget to have your mail forwarded and your address changed through the USPS, as well as for your billing and shipping addresses on your bank, credit cards, and frequently used institutions.
Now that you know the biggest mistakes to avoid when moving are, make sure to give RLD Relocation a call to receive a quote for your moving services! We’ll get the ball rolling for you so you have a smooth and stress-free moving experience.