We all make mistakes. However, repeating this back to yourself over and over again after a big mess up will likely bring you little comfort. This is also to say, some mistakes can be avoided with a little preparation. To ensure that you don’t make a mistake on your next big move, Fort Worth’s go-to moving company, FirePro Moving & Delivery, would like to share with you some common moving mistakes.
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Here are five mistakes to avoid on your next big move.
Neglect to Create a Moving Budget
Moving and relocating can be expensive. We all want to spend as little as possible. To ensure that you do this, it is important to create a moving budget before you begin your move. Although the items on your budget will vary depending on your individual needs, some things like cost of fuel, rental trucks, moving companies, will likely be on most budgets.
Fail to Research Your Moving Company
It is important that you can trust your movers. After all, you are inviting them into your home and trusting them to transport nearly all of your earthy positions to your new home. Doesn’t it follow that you should spend a few minutes learning about them, reading their reviews, and researching their reputation? If you’re looking for a place to start, you may want to consider checking their legal status with the U.S Department of Transportation and the Better Business Bureau.
Not Being Honest With Your Movers
For whatever reason, you should never withhold information from your movers. When you inquire about an estimate, don’t leave out essential bits of information because you think it will get you a better estimate. Employing this type of tactic will not only upset your movers, but it will backfire, and your movers will adjust their estimate and charge you for the new tasks.
Accepting the First Quote You Receive
When looking for a good moving company to complete a long distance move, a commercial move, or a small local move, shop around. Call different moving companies, tell them your needs, and get an estimate. Be sure to pay close attention to detail and ask about additional services and what exactly is included in their moving services. After you have compiled a list of three or more companies, you can then make an informed decision.
You Forget to Transfer Utilities
Nothing is worse than completing a long-distance move only to find that your new abode has no power. Don’t forget to transfer your utilities prior to moving day. And don’t wait until the moving truck is loaded to call. Contact your new utility companies well in advance.
When preparing for your next move, keep these simple tips in mind. These are all very avoidable mistakes that can be prevented with a little planning and forethought.
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