The first time I moved house from Florida, I made so many mistakes I made a vow to make sure no one else landed in my shoes! Moving house can be fun or hard work depending on the choices that you make. There are some choices that can cost you piece of mind and your money! This article has been written to ensure that you avoid making those wrong choices. You can thank me later.

What’s moving house without a plan?

A wise man once said that if you fail to plan then you plan to fail. That is so true and when it comes to moving house! It’s not only in the office you need a plan, when it comes to moving house, you need to plan everything down to the last detail; what you are going to pack, how you are going to pack them, when you are going to pack, what you aren’t going to pack and so on! Making sure that you have a checklist of things to do helps you organize your house moving activities and eases the stress and fatigue that an ill planned house move. When you don’t plan, you tend to waste valuable time and you might even forget some important things. If you are pressed for time and you can’t write a check list, you can download one free of charge from the internet for a start. Research shows that planning enhances productivity so get with the plan…literally.

Size means less work in moving house …right?

Wrong! The fact that your house may be a small condo in Florida doesn’t mean that you have less packing activities than the man who stays in a mansion somewhere in Atlanta. A small house can have three times the amount of stuff a larger house has.  It is important that you never underestimate the amount of things that you have to pack at your home. Doing that can make you regret it as you may make a mad dash around the house when you realize that you have more than you thought to pack up. To avoid making this mistake, always start packing with the room that has the most things and proceed from there. That way, you won’t damage any of you things when you hurry and you move house with ease.

Moving house without detailing

One of the worst mistakes that people tend to make when they move house is that in a bid to save time they fail to label the boxes they pack their things into. Not labeling your boxes can cost you a lot. First, if you hire the wrong people, you can say goodbye to the contents of that box because they will be snatched up by thieving hands. Secondly, you will spend an inordinate amount of time looking for the unmarked boxes when you move to your new place and may end up wasting even more time that you have to. In order to avoid this mistake, try and catalogue the boxes either numerically or alphabetically. It makes unpacking faster.

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Moving with the wrong crowd

There are so many home movers out there that it can be hard to tell which one is the best for you. Don’t make the mistake of hiring the wrong mover. Scamming is an art that has penetrated that area as well so you will be better off if your do your home work before you hire a home mover. There are several ways you can ensure that the mover you are hiring is legit. You can look up websites such as better business bureau website to confirm this.