Friday, December 2, 2011

Moving Mistakes You Can Avoid

"Hon, can you grab the children’s health records!" 

Whether you are moving your house, apartment or office one small error in the beginning can spin into a whirlwind of problems. One small slip can cost you big time whether it’s money, time or worse - both. For instance, an unsuccessful packing means an unsuccessful move. Like in an example in a previous article, picture a falling row of dominoes, this domino effect will more than likely result to a stressful move day and unsolicited damage to your belongings. 

When calling for an estimate, you should not understimate the volume of the things you want move. It is best to mention all the items that you want your movers to move. Good moving companies have customer service representatives who get the necessary information regarding your move which requires you to dictate the items from room to room. That way on move day, you will not be surprised of the amount of time it actually took and the cost of the move. For homes, apartments or offices that is over 2,400 square feet, it is best for an on-site estimate. This is mainly because with spaces this big, tendency is the furniture are much bigger and moving companies would need to decipher if all of your items can fit in the truck at one time.

A big mistake is spending zero time going over the insurance policy with your mover. It’s important to ask your movers about the insurance policy. Why? Most moving companies offer 60 cents per pound while other movers include coverage on your items that replaces your items at value. This is an important area to note especially when you are moving high-value items that are light weight for instance fine china or a flat screen TV. If your spanking new TV  you bought yesterday weighs about 50 pounds you get $30 if the company only offers 60 cents per pound while other moving companies will replace the TV at its value.

Moving is stressful if you make it stressful. By not labelling your boxes, you are calling for trouble. Movers cannot highly stress this enough but clearly labelling your boxes will save you time in the long-run. Yes, prepping will be a tedious task but you can thank yourself later when you get to your final destination. You wouldn’t want to be running around looking for your family documents in a sea of 50 something boxes. Clearly label boxes on top and side. Pack important and sentimental documents separately to be easily accessible including: children’s health records, passports, family records, insurance information and photo albums.

Being unprepared when movers arrive will set you back in time and money. An economical move is possible when you avoid these very common mistakes. If you are looking to move in or out of Greater Las Vegas or Henderson, get a hold of your local movers.


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