Most relocation projects go fairly smoothly but occasionally problems occur that sometime throw a wrench in the works. Luckily, most of these mistakes can be avoided with a little foresight and planning. Few moves are “enjoyable” but with a little organization they certainly don’t need to be nerve wracking either.
The biggest mistake that people make is putting things off until the last minute. Start early. Planning for a move should begin weeks, if not months in advance. Start looking into hiring a moving firm well before your anticipated move date. They will, or should be, invaluable in their help and advice. They will be able to supply all the packing materials that you will need.
Even though the move is not for months to come it is still wise to start packing as soon as possible. Things like non-essential items or off season clothing can be boxed up and stored until the actual day of the move. This will give you much less to pack when the time draws near. Always mark your boxes clearly on two opposing sides so that no matter which way it is placed it can be easily identified. If you obtained your supplies from your moving company you can simply return any unused items for a refund.
Quote Cap Assurance
Always have the price that you are quoted specified and guaranteed within your contract. Most reputable moving companies have a “quote cap” which mandates that a certain price will never be exceeded regardless of what happens during the move. Above all, never hire a moving company that is not fully licensed, insured and bonded. That way, in the unfortunate event that something happens to your furniture at least you will be compensated for any damages or lost items.