People decide to relocate for many different reasons; job, family or maybe even retirement. Relocating is a challenging process that most people develop an aversion to. For anyone who has moved it can often feel like an endless process. There are always things you would do differently the next time. Our moving to Florida tips include keeping your move simple and speedy, just take your time and stay organized. You don’t’ want to arrive at your new home with broken or missing items.
Picking the Wrong Moving Company
Choosing a moving company is one of the biggest decisions you make during a move. If you fail to check references, at least 3, from the company you could be in trouble. Another great resource is peer reviews, usually posted online, they will give you a good idea of who you’re are doing business with. Cheaper companies are not always bad, but keep in mind paying a fortune doesn’t always ensure your possessions are in good hands either. Also to avoid cranky movers, have some water available during the process for them.
Waiting Too Late to Pack
Many people think they have more time than they actually do. Don’t let packing your entire house wait until the last minute. This could result in poorly packed valuables that will end up broken or damaged. Start packing non-essential items quickly so it doesn’t get ahead of you.
Not Cleaning Up Before Leaving
This is huge! No one wants to spend valuable time packing and unpacking items that you will never use or don’t need. In the weeks leading up to the big day, clean out all the rooms in your house and give away unwanted items. These tips will make packing and moving to Florida much easier.
Packing the Boxes Too Heavy
If you over pack boxes this will result in a slower process. It just stands to reason if it takes two men to carry your boxes it’s going to go slow. Pack heavier items in smaller boxes and lighter items in large boxes. Over packing boxes is especially easy to do when packing a kitchen.
Not Having Items Insured
Make sure you are familiar with all the insurance options available before you move. Despite all your pre-planning and hiring experienced movers, accidents can still happen. In addition to checking with your individual insurance company, also check with the moving company you have chosen to see what their liability policy will cover in the event of an accident.
Failing to Plan Ahead
One of our most useful tips to make your trip less stressful is paying close attention to detail. Whether you are moving to Florida or just across town, it is likely that many small details will need to be dealt with. Don’t wait until you are overwhelmed with moving day to try to tackle everything. Plan ahead, so you don’t forget to take care of any issues.
There is no doubt that during a move you will have unexpected problems rise up as well as additional cost. However, if you use the tips above it will help reduce a number of problems you will have!
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