Moving is a BIG Job
By Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation
1) Poor Planning
Put together a specific plan for your move, one that breaks out everything you must accomplish and incorporate a timetable with time frames. Be sure and assign someone to every task.
Why pack up your things today if you can postpone it until later, right? Wrong! When you find yourself regularly delaying things, you may be setting yourself up for a troublesome moving day. Whether it is confirming professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City or purging your things, procrastination can lead to delays as well as additional costs. Do not put off tasks on your schedule. Put together your moving timeline and then stay on schedule.
3) Moving Too Much Stuff
Let’s be real, most people have a lot of stuff in their homes that they don’t even use. Therefore, when it is time to pack up and move, if you merely assume that all the stuff must go with you, your move could cost more and more time consuming. Before you start packing, take a little time to go through your things. Do not plan on moving things that don’t work, that you won’t use and that you just don’t need. It is also a good idea to assess bulky items, as they might cost more to move than they are worth, and they could be difficult to find a place for them in your new residence.
4) Missing Packing Deadlines
The movers will arrive first thing tomorrow. Your stuff isn’t even close to being packed up at this time, therefore you rush around like a frantic person and cram things into whatever boxes you have onhand. Substandard packing makes it more possible that things will get damaged in transit. Hurried labeling can make it more difficult to find things while you are unpacking. If you do not get all your things packed up before the professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City arrive, you will be trying to pack as the movers are loading the moving truck. Or worse, the movers may cancel for the day and ask you to call your customer service coordinator to reschedule your moving day. Do not procrastinate. Start packing well before your move date.
5) Doing too Much on Your Own
There will be a point at which moving becomes too much for a single person. Employing professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and having the moving company pack your stuff are obvious things to do to lighten the workload. However there are additional ways to get help. You can ask friends to help you hold a garage sale or to watch your children or pets during the times you are packing. In addition, some organizations can come and pick up your donations, which should save you a trip to the drop off location. You can hire a cleaning service to take care of your old house after you move out and to also clean and sanitize your new residence prior to when you move in. And finally, make sure that all family members are helping with moving related tasks. Even the younger kiddos may be asked to do age-appropriate chores.
At some point throughout the moving process, it’s common to ask yourself, “Why is this so much work?”. However, when you sidestep the pitfalls outlined above, hopefully your move will all fall into place.
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