Are you finally moving into the house of your dreams or, did you finally get the courage to move out of your parents' place? If you answered yes to any of these two questions, you’ll want to take this advice from Omaha storage facilities experts. We want to make your move a whole lot more pleasant and stress-free. Here are the most common moving mistakes people should avoid.
Not planning accordingly
One of the biggest mistakes that people make while moving, is not planning accordingly. People think they have all the time in the world while they’re moving, until there’s actually no time left at all. Leaving no room for time to adequately plan. If you’re moving because of an employee relocation or an emergency, there isn’t much room for planning time, which is understandable..
However, when you know you’re moving, it’s best to start backward. Start planning with the date you have in mind for moving, your home sells or when classes end. It’s recommended you give yourself eight to ten weeks of planning time before a move.. Start by looking for movers, moving trucks, start sorting out your items and look for Omaha storage facilities to hold your items.
Not researching moving companies.
Not researching a moving company could get you scammed. This is one of the most common mistakes a first time mover or first time homebuyer can make. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there is a large number of complaints being filed for movers scamming people.
To avoid falling victim to these scammers you should investigate if movers are properly licensed and insured. You should also be checking Yelp and their social media reviews. Are people constantly complaining? Are there just star reviews and no real reviews? If so, you might want to avoid these companies.
Not sorting before packing
Packing and sorting are two different things, and they should be done at different times. If you just start packing, you could end-up misplacing your belongs. Your delicate items could end up broken or damaged. Not to mention, you could end up spending more time than you expected trying to pack before your deadline.
When you really start to look through your whole place, you will start to discover new things or things you may not have seen for quite some time. Those things could still be of use to you or may need to be thrown away, which is why it’s recommended you start sorting through things and seeing what will be making its way to the trash can, back to your home or what’s going to one of our Omaha storage facilities .
Not planning for packing
If you are an avid procrastinator, moving will be one thing you don’t want to leave for the last minute. Not creating a plan and spacing out your packing days will leave many people in too much of a rush.
Packing requires plenty of time. You need to be able to wrap things that with plastic or bubble wrap, or finding the best storage container for your more delicate items. These are all the things you need to consider before you can even think about hauling things to your new location or storage unit.
Whether you are moving around the corner or to a new home, let Lynch Storage help you! We are one of the preferred Omaha storage facilities. Check out our website for a full range of our storage units.