Whether yours is a small move into a condo or a major cross-country relocation to a new house, you can’t pay too much attention to the details. You can plan for months, hire the right moving company and read all the best moving tips to make your move better, yet the smallest thing can become a major problem on moving day.
Perhaps the biggest ‘little’ thing to do before you make your move is to be ready for something to go wrong. Regardless of the plans you make and the precautions you take, you never know when a little detail will pop up to put your move in jeopardy.
Here are just a few things you can do to reduce the chances of problems affecting your move:
1. Pack Everything
This might sound obvious, but you’re often tempted to leave things in drawers, and leave drawers in chests, just to help you pack and get ready faster. But chests of drawers aren’t designed to be moved when they are full. And drawers are not covered, which means if they fall, anything in them will spill. Don’t take short-cuts – they increase the chance of problems happening.
2. Think About Logistics
Look at what you have to move, picture it being taken out of your home, and being unloaded into your new home. Is it all going to work? Is there parking space for your moving truck at both ends? Is the elevator reserved? Will the leaves on the driveway be a tripping hazard? If you can picture a perfect move, you’ll get closer to having a perfect move.
3. Be Prepared
Being prepared to move is daunting but think about non-essentials that are vial like pack a moving ‘first-aid’ kit that has rope, tape, a knife and basic tools that you might need to get through a jam. Keep it in a place you can get to at any time during the move.
Again, there will always be something you forgot on moving day. But the more you are ready for that fact, the better you’ll handle the situation when it arises.