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Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Moving
The task of packing up your NYC apartment and moving is like standing in front of a mountain with a roll of packing tape and overwhelming sense of hopelessness trying to find out where to start. To make a molehill out of a mountain, the first step is knowing how to avoid losing both time and money as well as preventing injury to yourself. Knowing these costly moving mistakes are key to arming yourself for the task ahead.
Moving Mistake 1- Packing Heavy Items Incorrectly
Sometimes we associate HEAVY with LARGE. For every heavy item, the goal is to put it in the smallest possible box that it will fit in. This will give you or our movers a better grip when carrying the box around and make it easier on your back and shoulders. You rarely want to pack too much stuff with your heavy items for fear of them breaking if the heavy item were to shift in the box.
Clearly mark a heavy box as heavy. The last thing you want is to see a small to medium box when you are already tired and you forget it has something heavy in it. That is a good way to end up on the ground with ice on a thrown back.
Moving Mistake 2- Forgetting To Take Measurements
This is mentioned a lot. People still forget to do it. Make sure your furniture will fit in the room of your new home. Before that, make sure it will fit through the door first. The moving effort bottlenecks very quickly when you have a stuck piece of furniture and a bunch of people standing around wondering what to do.
Moving Mistake 3- Take a Moment to Label
Never leave blank boxes. Always label your boxes with the contents and which room they go in. Having to move everything into the living room and then again to whatever room it was supposed to go in after the box has been opened is a pain and wastes time. If someone is hauling it into the new home, they might as know where it goes before putting it down in the first place.
Moving Mistake 4- Skipping Your Write-Offs
Did you know you can write off many of the expenses of moving? Every dollar you can save or get back while going through this taxing (pun intended) process is worth the extra effort of keeping a few receipts around.
Moving Mistake 5- Changing Your Address
Forgetting to change your address could cost you in late fees of bills that you forgot about. Or even lose birthday cards full of money. If you have very nice family and friends, they might send you house warming gifts or gift cards to help you reestablish yourself in your new home. You would get none of that if you forget to change your address. It is a simple process and takes only a few minutes of your time.
Saving Money Makes Life Easy
Saving money here and there adds up and eases the burden of a mover’s cost. Once that cost becomes more affordable, the mountain has truly become a small hill because the packing and moving stress and effort has been moved over to a professional. The sun can now shine and you can focus on the other things that matter.