Moving can be a stressful process, but obtaining more information can help to alleviate some of your stress and allow you to make informed decisions. So, Long Distance Experts is happy to explore some of the common moving questions and give you insight into where you could go wrong.
One of the most common moving questions relates to estimates of how much you want to move. Many people make the mistake of underestimating and this can cause a great deal of last minute stress. Underestimating how much time you will need to pack, what supplies you will need, the lead time of the best moving company and how much stuff you actually have can all have a massive impact on your move. The best moving companies are in great demand, so you need to think about your needs as quickly and accurately as possible. A number of belongings you need to transport will affect the size of moving truck and the overall costs involved in your move. So try to be as accurate as possible to avoid being caught off guard with unexpected issues.
You may be one of those people who thinks that you can remember what is in each and every box, but this is only creating additional strain for you during your move. You don’t want to have to stand there and direct every box coming off the moving truck. This negates the benefit of having moving assistance as you are likely to end up with a pile of boxes left in the living area that you need to sort through and move into the correct rooms. Labeling boxes takes only seconds, but it can make your move far more organized. All you need to do is label each side of the box with the room it should be placed in. You can use printer labels or just a basic marker pen, but this will help you to know exactly where your most important items are when they are unloaded from the truck.
There is a massive temptation to try and get your packing materials on the cheap. Many people hunt around grocery stores for cartons and resort to using newspaper and cheap tape to pack their boxes. However, this can be a false economy. Grocery store boxes are unlikely to be the correct size and thickness of cardboard and newspaper is usually insufficient as a cushion for your delicate items. Additionally, when you use newspaper, you are likely to end up with ink from the print all over your hands and your belongings. Packing paper and bubble wrap are not particularly expensive but are a far cleaner and better option.
Finally, don’t be tempted to skimp on packing tape. Cheap tape usually lacks the proper tensile strength for the demands of moving home. This means that you are at great risk of your box bottoms giving out at the worst possible moment. So, if you want to avoid your dishes smashing on the sidewalk, invest in the proper packing materials.
If you have any further moving questions, you should speak to the Long Distance Experts team; we would be delighted to help.