Moving Mistakes-What Not to Do

Moving can be a stressful activity, especially for those that don't know how to avoid the most common mistakes that many people encounter when planning a move. Some of these mistakes, though easily avoidable and are usually trivial, are, more often than not, easily forgotten and can cause a lot of headaches in the long run. This article shares some of the tips and advice that customers of Durham movers have gained from their experience.

A recent customer of a Durham moving company shares that to get the best deal from a mover, it's always a good idea to be able to choose from a wider range of options. Having several moving companies to choose from not only allows you to pick the least expensive of the lot, but also gives you a chance to remove from your list those who don't have any good references. It is, after all, your stuff that they're going to be hauling around, and the last thing you want is for your valuables to be in the care of those that take their job lightly. Give yourself more options and make sure that you're choosing the best, both in reputation and in cost, from your list of potential movers.

Before you choose a moving company, it would be in your best interest to read the fine print of each of their contracts. Things like insurance and additional charges can often be overlooked during the course of negotiating a rate, and it may come to haunt you. Make sure that you ask your moving company for any other fees that they might impose or for the coverage of insurance if anything happens to your property. If a mover gives you an estimate, remember to ask if that includes all fees concerned so you can properly include it in your budget. Unexpected expenses are never a good thing.

Once you arrive at your destination, keep note of the mover's inventory sheets so you are sure that everything is present and accounted for. Once you sign their inventory sheets, you are essentially agreeing that all of your stuff has been delivered and it absolves them of any responsibility for any missing items that you might discover afterward. Double check if necessary, and never sign until you're sure that you have all of your stuff delivered.

Finally, if you're planning a move, no matter how far ahead the date seems to be, it never hurts to make the arrangements as early as possible. In fact, thinking that you have more than enough time will usually lead to underestimating how long it actually takes to plan a move. You can never have enough time, and having at least two or three months lead time before your scheduled move gives you the opportunity to plan carefully.

Avoiding the common mistakes that people encounter during a move is a sure fire way to reduce the stress that moving usually entails. Keep these tips in mind whenever you plan your important move.

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Wow we have moved so much in our lives being military and all.. but now we are retired. I do not want to move again.. if we can help it..

another great hub



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Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Debbie! I'm so glad you've enjoyed my hubs, thanks for stopping by and sharing! Sounds like you've had an adventurous life moving around but it sure is a lot of work so I'm sure you're happy to settled now.

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