1. Hiring a shady mover without good references or experience
We know you’d never hire a subpar mover, but still, this needs emphasizing. Hiring a professional, experienced moving company with the positive testimonials and years of experience to back up their reputation is absolutely key to a successful move. How do you know if a company is worth your money? Look them up in a trusted business registry online or in the Yellow Pages; ask a friend, family member or professional colleague for their recommendation. Never underestimate word of mouth: if one person had a great experience with a moving company there’s a good chance you will, too.
2. Trying to do a big move by yourself without hiring a moving company
We really wouldn’t advise this course of action. The idea of renting a moving truck and getting friends and family to help out can be appealing. Save some money and just get it done, right? Not so fast. A reputable moving company not only offers years of experience and care in handling valuable, fragile items, it also often offers liability coverage and insurance that makes sure anything that goes wrong will be covered. Hiring a moving company makes sure you have professionals on the job as well, so you don’t have to get a call from your brother on the morning of moving day that he went out on the lash last night and won’t be up for helping out. Hire a mover and make sure the job gets done right.
3. Doing all the packing at the last minute
4. Not being careful about the new locations possible restrictions
It’s very important to verify any limitations and restrictions at the new location you’ll be moving to. For example if you’re moving to a high-rise or special office complex it may include restricted items or size limitations due to the size of the elevator and so on. There may also be restrictions about where moving trucks can park while they unload and you’ll want to make sure you let your moving company know about that. Another item of importance is that some locations will require that you provide them with a certificate of insurance from your moving company. Make sure to get everything square in terms of what your new location requires before the big day arrives
5. Forgetting to pack essentials in a survival kit
During the move there’s certain essentials you’re still going to need, whether it’s for work or for home. Bring along a survival kit with essentials you might need at the office like your laptop, appointment books or USB keys instead of packing them at a box in the back of the moving truck. For a residential move, keep a backpack with a flashlight, clothes, some snacks, soap, toilet paper, medications, a can opener and toiletries. Don’t forget to note down a few take-out places near your new location that deliver and put their numbers into your phone. Chances are you aren’t going to have a ton of time in the first day or two to go out shopping or to eat at a restaurant, so having a list of places that can bring you some food as you settle in is a great idea.
We hope this list has been helpful and don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an e-mail to find out more about how Kyle Bay Removals & Storage can take care of all your moving and storage needs!
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