Keep it Simple: Don’t Do These Things When Moving

Are you moving soon? We know how stressful moving can be, and how so often once it has been completed, people find a whole host of things they wish they’d done better or more accurately. With that in mind, we would like to share a few of the tips we’ve picked up along the way, over the decades, that can really be useful if you’re aiming to minimize your mistakes as you move. So here are things you need to cover, and in doing so, you should save yourself some time and effort and frustration in the long run!

Storage Facility Dependency: Think twice, or more than twice before opting for a storage facility to house any items you are not quite sure about. Tempting as it may be to spend a monthly fee on things you may not exactly need, only do so with an end in sight. It can be really easy to allow this expense to continue on, as you avoid dealing with the items you have stored, when in reality, holding onto them is futile and a waste of money.

Bad Renting: When it comes to getting your home rented, don’t rush the process. It can be tempting to just take what you can get, but it’s not worth the hassle or issues long term. Getting into a situation with a bad renter, and not being appropriately prepared to handle managing the property from a distance can set you up to lose a great deal of money. Collecting rental income is great, however you should definitely have it arranged properly, and be prepared in the event of emergencies, unexpected expenses, and handling vacancies.

Moving Company: Don’t assume that you can move without help! Assess the upcoming move thoroughly to see how much work you will have to move your items. That will include renting a truck, getting boxes, packing boxes, ensuring items don’t break, breaking down beds and furniture. Make sure you can physically endure the move, especially if you have stairs or need to walk long distances. If you feel that moving yourself is too much of a task, hire a mover. Don’t hire a moving company without doing research first.

At American Van Lines we have moved thousands of families since 1995 and have dealt with every situation imaginable. When speaking to one of our coordinators make sure to ask as many questions as possible, and also ask us for recommendations so we can help assist you with your move. Information and communication is key in your move process, so make sure to chose and experience mover for next upcoming move.

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