Three Common Moving Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

 

 

Moving is stressful. There’s no doubt about it. But that doesn’t mean it has to be horrible. We’ve heard all the avoid moving nightmaresnightmare moving stories there are to hear. I’m talking really scary stuff. I mean, before I had any experience, I even lived through some! Luckily, with some simple tips and precautions, moving nightmares are completely avoidable.

Your Moving Estimate vs. Your Actual Move Cost

 

 

Though some fluctuation is possible, a qualified mover should come pretty close in terms of the initial estimate and About Moving Estimatesthe final moving cost. However, a lot of people moving, especially for the first time may come across a frustrating and confusing question.

 

 

“Why was my estimate so much different than the actual cost of my move?!”

Packing Yourself? Plan Ahead

 

 

I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to moving, aside from the home sale process, packing is the most dreaded aspect of a move. If you are moving with a moving company, the packers can complete packing for an average move packing yourself? plan aheadon the day before your goods are loaded on the van. It’s amazing how quickly they work. If you are packing yourself, however, you should allow more time – several weeks if possible. Since it’s unlikely that you will be able to drop everything to devote an entire day to packing, plan to work at it between your other pre-move activities. The best thing you can do is to devise a plan and then stick to it.

How to Deal with Feeling Homesick

 

 

I’m still here in South Africa having the time of my life with my best friend! But … I’m also starting to feel a little feeling homesickhomesick for my fiancé and our two puppies. You may not believe it because of how far this trip took me from my apartment, but I am kind of a homebody. I always love to vacation but typically, I’m also extra excited to come back home. The thing is, with this trip, I have a specific date that I’ll fly back to Florida but with a move, the feeling can seem much more permanent.

Top 5 Things to Bring When Moving Abroad

 

 

Greetings from South Africa! I am visiting my best friend for the next couple of weeks and I can’t even tell you how 5 things to have moving abroadamazing it is here. My friend has been living here since January and has said numerous times that she wishes she could stay forever. I can’t say that I blame her but her comments got me thinking, when moving abroad, what are the most important things to have before you get there?

Spring Cleaning Before Your Move

 

 

The first day of spring is this upcoming Sunday! Whether you are moving or not, I highly recommend spending some time going through your home to de-clutter and reorganize but it is especially important to do this if you are planning Spring Cleaning Before Your Movefor an upcoming move. Why waste time and money moving things you don’t want or need anymore, right? Regardless of the size of your home, spring cleaning can come across as a daunting and thankless task but I promise, it doesn’t have to be such a drag. Today I want to share my top five favorite spring cleaning tips.

Questions to Ask Your Mover

 

 

Searching for a moving company can be overwhelming. There are so many options out there and some of them can be really appealing, especially when the services listed are plenty and the cost is low. However, it’s important and very Questions to ask your moverhelpful to ask specific questions to ensure you end up working with the right mover for your needs. The following questions can also help you be sure you don’t end up in the middle of a scam.

Three Ways to Avoid Identity Theft During a Move

 

 

Between packing, cleaning, planning, and keeping your normal life in order, protecting yourself from identity theft is three ways to avoid identity theft during a moveprobably not high on your moving to-do list. But it should be. Though you may not realize it, you are vulnerable to identity theft during a move. Important documents are moved from their safe and secure location and are more likely to be left out in the open while you prepare to (hopefully) carry them on your person on moving day. People are in and out of your house, things get misplaced, and if you’re stressed you may end up forgetting where you put certain things. Then there’s the mail forwarding: there could be a delay in your request leaving important private mail in the hands of your home’s new tenants or there could even be a mistake in the rerouting. These are all reasons to take the initiative to protect yourself.

Sorry, We Can’t Move That

 

 

I live in a fairly large apartment complex community. There are 13 buildings, each with three floors and 24 apartments and the community as a whole is known for its high turnover rate as the majority of people living here Do not pack itemsare saving to buy their first home. I’ve lived here for about a year and a half now and have watched dozens of movers come and go as singles, couples, and families move out of their apartments and into their homes. Blame it on my industry, but I am always intrigued by the moving process and have been able to talk to a lot of the people moving out about their experience. This past weekend I was shocked by one woman’s outrage toward her mover. She was incredibly upset because her movers would not move her exotic plant collection across state lines. An upset like this is easily avoided, as long as you are aware ahead of time of the things your movers cannot and will not move for you.

Four Lessons for Renter Predicaments

 

 

Last week I mentioned that Matt and I had to move because of some structural damage to our current apartment. It IMG_3290was a hassle to say the least but ended on a positive note. However, I think there’s an important lesson in our story and if you are a renter, you need to hear it. Now, I don’t know your landlord or property management so I can’t speak to his/her/their character and moral compass, but it’s safe to say that as a renter, you always need to know your rights. If you ever find yourself in a situation in which you are forced to move due to circumstances beyond your control (and in control of the owner of your apartment), you have a strong leg to stand on in terms of what needs to be done for you.