Houston Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
January 03, 2023

Moving is a BIG Job

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Getting ready to moveWithout getting rid of all that you have and start over at your new house, moving calls for a huge chunk of work. If you decide it is time to move, there will be a lot of tasks to ensure your move goes forward as smoothly as possible. You need to manage budgeting, house hunting, deciding on a moving company in Houston, packing, alerting everyone you know, transferring or setting up utilities, unpacking, finding new doctors, registering the children for school and so on. With all those things to get finished in a certain amount of time, it would be more shocking if moving was not a big job. Nonetheless, we are apt to make moving more difficult and laborious than it could be. Therefore, we’re here to talk about a few ways that we usually make moving more work than it should be.

1) Poor Planning

Put together a detailed plan for your move, one that has everything you must get done and add a schedule with due dates. Make sure and assign someone to each chore.

2) Procrastination

Why pack up your stuff now if you can put it off until later, right? Wrong! When you find yourself continually putting things off, you could be setting yourself up for an ugly moving day. Whether it is booking professional movers in Houston or going through your stuff, procrastination might induce delays and also additional costs. Don’t put off items on your to-do list. Create your moving timeline and then stay on schedule.

3) Moving All Your Stuff

Let’s face the facts, most folks have tons of things in their homes which they don’t require. Therefore, when it’s time to load up and move, if you simply think that every little thing needs to move with you, your move could be more expensive and take more time. Before you start packing, set aside a bit of time to dig through your things. Don’t plan on moving belongings that are broken, that you will not use and that you merely do not need. It’s also a great thought to assess heavy items, because they could cost more to move than they are worth, and they could be hard to determine a place for them in your new house.

4) Missing Packing Deadlines

The movers are coming first thing tomorrow. Your belongings aren’t even close to being packed up currently, so you hurry around like a frantic person and shove everything into whatever boxes you can find. Poor packing makes it more possible that stuff will get broken in transit. Hurried labeling can make it more difficult to locate things whilst you are unpacking. If you cannot get all your stuff packed up before the professional movers in Houston arrive, you chance attempting to pack whilst the movers are loading the moving van. Or even worse, the movers may cancel for the day and have you call your customer service coordinator to schedule loading for another day. Do not delay. Begin packing well ahead of your move date.

5) Doing too Much Yourself

There’s a point when moving becomes too much for a lone person. Working with professional movers in Houston and having the moving company pack your things are glaring things to do to lighten your work. However there are more ways to get help. You can ask relatives to help you have a garage sale or to keep an eye on your kids or pets during the times you are packing. In addition, some organizations can come and pick up your items to donate, which should save you from having to drive to the drop off location. You might consider hiring a cleaning service to tidy up your old house after you are moved out and to additionally deep clean your new house before you move in. And lastly, make sure that all family members are pitching in with moving related chores. Even the young children could be asked to do age-appropriate chores.

At some point throughout the moving process, it is normal to question, “Why is this so much work?”. However, when you steer clear of the pitfalls mentioned above, hopefully your move will all fall into place.

If you are ready to move, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Houston can help. Call us today!!


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