When it comes to long-distance relocation, it is easy to make mistakes mainly because you have a lot of things to do. There are many things that you need to cover including getting the right papers. It can, therefore, be a good idea to know about the mistakes people make to help you understand how to plan your long distance move. Here are few tips about moving from Transport 2020
Using clean clothes as padding for packing
Using clothes as padding for packing can be a cost-effective way to pack your stuff as you will not have to buy packing foam or paper. However, using clean clothes is not a good idea as it could lead to stained clothes. This will add dirty laundry to your already full to-do list once you arrive at your destination. Even worse, a grease stain can make clothes due to the trash bin.
Packing food or liquids
It is a good idea to try as much as possible to avoid packing foods or liquids. This is because food can be easily ruined, crushed or tarnished during a long distance relocation. They can also attract vermin to your consignment. Liquids, on the other hand, can seep out of the containers they are packed in even if they are well sealed and onto your belongings.
Not knowing your move in situation
Ensure that you research your new home’s move in requirements. Otherwise, you could end up regretting as it could damper your moving experience. Some building managers, for instance, don’t allow movers at certain times or on certain days.
If you don’t know these details, then you could end up having your movers dismayed as they will have to wait for some time to be cleared to move in. So, it is wise to talk to the manager to clear your move in before the day you are planning to relocate.
Forgetting to pack an overnight bag
The hustle and bustle of getting belongings and furnishings packed up for the moving day can make you forget some essential items. To avoid such a problem, it is a good idea to pack an overnight bag before your moving day. This bag should contain things such as toiletries, clean clothes, and other important items that you won’t like to dig out of the bulky moving boxes.
Not getting moving insurance
A long-distance move is one that covers more than 50 miles. Keep in mind that an accident can potentially occur while your furnishings and boxes are being transported across a long distance. So, it is a good idea to prepare for the unexpected by getting moving insurance. An insurance plan is important as it will ensure that you get important financial assistance in case an accident or any other type of emergency occurs.
Failure to set up utilities
Setting up your utilities will make your transition as smooth as possible as it will make your new home ready for occupancy. Forgetting to set up utilities such as water and electricity could end up could cause a lot of inconveniences as you will have to wait for your utility company to set up your new account.
Update: We have recently published an article about getting best moving estimates. This can be useful for anyone having an upcoming long-distance relocation!