When you’re prepping for a move, there’s a lot going on and it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and distracted by all the moving parts. But you also want to make sure you aren’t forgetting anything important. Believe it or not, many people end up forgetting the same couple of things right before go-time, so we’ve put together a guide on the most common moving mistakes so that you can avoid them!
Forget to Organize Care for Kids & Pets
If you do have kids or pets as part of your household, the best thing you can do is get them out of the way while the majority of the move is happening. Especially for pets and young children, moving can stress them out when they feel there’s a major shift going on, and it can also cause them to get injured if they aren’t careful. It’s best to have a trusted friend or family member take care of them for as long as you need to get the move done. With so much going on, we can’t blame you for forgetting to plan for your kids or pets, but the last thing you want is to have to drag them with you everywhere while you’re trying to move efficiently.
Forget to Organize Parking
Whether you’re moving to a city or a more rural area, parking large moving vehicles can sometimes be a challenge. In a city especially, sometimes permits are necessary for larger vehicles that are using street parking for extended periods of time. These can really put a wrench in your plans, so look into parking spaces and permits before the move to save some time!
Forget to Notify Services
Make sure that whatever services you utilize know that you’re moving to a new location. From your bank to your phone and cable service, to your insurance, credit cards and more. These are all places you need to get in contact with in order to transfer your services over. Also remember to contact any friends or family that might be sending you mail!
Hire The Wrong Moving Company
One of the worst things you can do is hire the wrong moving company. While the right moving company will strive to make your life easier and ensure your belongings are protected, using the wrong movers who aren’t trusted can damage your items and cause you extra work. For the best moving experience in New England, contact Macdonald Movers at 800-225-0394 or contact us here for a free quote.