Shifting to a new place demands a lot of involvement. You may not be able to devote the time needed in preparing for it with a busy schedule on hand. This may lead to some pitfalls that you need to avoid. A few of these common mistakes are outlined below to help you out –
What You Should Watch Out for –
1. Making an Unsuitable Estimate
Shifting is a high involvement activity with considerable money, time and effort needed. You can properly estimate of all these three factors only when you put effort in it. Talk to people who have recently moved. Spend time on the phone talking to more than one mover and packer companies. Get some info off the net. Make sure you have enough data before you move.
2. Shifting the Valuables with Everything Else
You need to take care when it comes to items like jewelry, electronics and similar costly items. You should avoid packing them in with the rest of the items which will be boxed. Loss or damage to them is hard on the wallet and on the sentimental value attached. You should always pack them separately and move with yourself. They can easily fit in a suitcase or two to tag along.
3. Forgetting to Announce Your Address
People need to be told that you are moving to a new address. This includes your work organization, friends, family and other affiliated places. Missing a bill or anything similarly important can have a huge negative impact. Avoid it by making a list of essentially every place where you have previously provided your address.
4. Selecting a Poor Mover and Packer
Don’t select a shifting partner based solely on price. Try to find out the various options available around you. Research their previous work, reviews and ratings provided on neutral sites. There is a reason that reputed shifting companies are not cheap. They use better packing material to ensure your belongings stay safe. Their personnel can handle heavy loads professionally, without damaging them.
5. Not Making a Proper Inventory List
When the move starts, keep a list of which items go in which container or box. Additionally, total up the number of boxes used in shifting. This can avoid problems ranging from hunting for your phone charger after unpacking to missing a box altogether.
Take a Deep Breath
Even the best of us can make a mistake occasionally. Therefore, you should keep a checklist ready to ensure that the time and effort put in are not wasted. Above all, keep a cool mind and your shifting will go error-free.
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