Getting ready to move is a big task. Don’t wait to the last minute when planning and organizing your Vancouver moving experience. There are a few common mistakes people make when planning their move. This can cause the move to be complicated and time consuming. Follow this easy guide to help avoid these mistakes and make your local move easy breezy!
GOING IT ALONE
If you think you can do it all by yourself, don’t, just don’t. Moving and prepping for a move is a lot of work. Don’t be afraid to ask friends or family to help. Hiring a professional is always recommended. Talk to friends who have used packing, moving, cleaning or organizing services, they will be happy to give you feedback. From purging to packing, and loading the truck, it never hurts to have some help. Many hands make light work.
DO NOT PROCRASTINATE
Even if you do have professional Vancouver movers coming to move your home, there is much to do in getting ready for the move. Book your movers early, good movers book up fast, don’t leave yourself without a good team. If you can, take beds apart, take mirrors off of dressers, take feet of large sofas. Also have your boxes clearly labeled and neatly organized. All this can save time and money when the movers arrive. Start early with packing things you don’t always use, this also allows time to purge items you no longer need. Now, for goodness sake, don’t leave all this for the night before the moving.
Hiring movers isn’t always the most expensive route. Consider time away from work, family, the costs of a moving truck. Plus feeding your helpers, gas, moving equipment, and any damages that occur from people unfamiliar with safe moving techniques. Personal injury from unsafe moving practices could also cost thousands in lost work and medical expenses.
USE NEW BOXES WITH LOTS OF PAPER
Don’t cheap out on moving supplies. Use new boxes of like sizes. Conforming boxes stack easier for faster moving and loading of the truck. Old boxes can crush under weight and don’t offer adequate protection of your belongings. If moving yourself, get proper thick moving blankets, they are not inexpensive, but offer the best protection for your furniture.
Your best option is to call the professional Vancouver movers at Rainforest Moving and Storage for information and advice. We have teams of highly skilled household movers ready to help. From packing, to moving, to just plain old friendly advice, call us, your Vancouver moving company.