Austin Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
January 03, 2023

Moving is a BIG Job

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Getting ready to moveDevoid of getting rid of all that you own and begin again at your new home, moving requires a overwhelming quantity of work. If you determine it’s time to move, there are so many tasks to make certain your move proceeds as smoothly as possible. You need to manage budgeting, house hunting, choosing a moving company in Austin, packing, notifying everyone you know, transferring or setting up utilities, unpacking, finding new doctors, registering the children for school and so forth. With all those things to get finished in a set amount of time, it would be more unexpected if moving was not a big task. Yet, we tend to make moving more complex and laborious than it could be. And so, we are here to mention a couple ways that we tend to make moving more work than it could be.

1) Poor Planning

Create a specific plan for your move, one which has everything you must do and include a schedule with due dates. Make sure and assign someone to each chore.

2) Procrastination

Why pack up your things now when you can delay it until later, right? Wrong! If you find yourself regularly postponing things, you might be setting yourself up for an unpleasant moving day. Whether it is confirming professional movers in Austin or purging your things, procrastination might lead to delays and additional costs. Do not delay chores on your schedule. Put together your moving timeline and then go with it.

3) Moving Too Much

Let’s face the facts, the majority of folks have a lot of things in their homes which they don’t even use. So, when it is time to load up and move, if you simply proceed that everything has to move with you, your move could cost more and take more time. Before you start packing, set aside a bit of time to dig through your things. Don’t plan on moving belongings which are in disrepair, that you won’t use and that you just do not need. It’s always also a smart notion to assess bulky items, as they may cost more to move than they are worth, and they could be hard to determine a spot for them in your new house.

4) Missing Packing Deadlines

The movers will arrive early tomorrow. Your belongings aren’t even close to being packed up yet, therefore you run around like a crazy person and squeeze everything into the boxes you can find. Inadequate packing makes it more possible that things will break in transit. Substandard labeling can make it more difficult to locate things while you are unpacking. When you do not get all your things packed up before the professional movers in Austin arrive, you run the risk of trying to pack as the movers are loading up the moving truck. Or even worse, the movers could cancel for the day and tell you to call your customer service coordinator to reschedule your moving day. Do not dawdle. Start packing well before your move date.

5) Doing too Much by Yourself

There will be a breaking point when moving becomes too much for a lone person. Employing professional movers in Austin and having the moving company pack your belongings are glaring things to do to lighten your workload. However there are more ways to get help. You can ask relatives to help you conduct a yard sale or to keep an eye on your kids or pets during the times you are packing. Also, some charitable organizations might come and pick up your items to donate, which should save you a trip to the drop off location. You might consider hiring a cleaning service to clean your old house after you leave and to additionally clean your new residence prior to when you move in. And lastly, make sure that everyone in the family is assisting with moving related tasks. Even the young kiddos may be given age-appropriate jobs.

Usually throughout the moving process, it is not uncommon to question, “Why is this so much work?”. However, if you sidestep the pitfalls discussed above, hopefully your move will proceed as planned.

If you are ready to move, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Austin would love to help. Contact us today!!


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