Booking the moving company over the phone
One of the most common mistakes that people make when moving home is to book the moving company over the phone. By doing everything entirely on the phone, you won't have an electronic reference, meaning there is no certainty that you have been put into their system. This means that you will run the risk of the moving company not arriving on the day of your move. If you are moving on the day that you have to vacate the apartment, this can cause very serious issues. Even if this isn't the case, the moving company not arriving on the day that you planned to move will be a huge waste of time and money. You will have planned everything around moving on that specific day and all of those plans will be thrown into disorder. Whether you stick to moving on that day or not, you will have to hire a removalist on short notice. This will cost significantly more than if you had booked in advance. Save yourself a lot of trouble by booking your moving company online. This will ensure that you are in their system and allow you to confirm that they have been given the correct details.
Booking your move at a busy time
Summer is a very popular time for people to move apartment. The first and last days of each month are also very popular due to people seeing them as transition days. Due to how busy these times are, booking a moving company in these times will naturally more expensive. In order to save money on your move, you should avoid moving apartment during these times.
Not cancelling your utilities before the move
It is important that you sort out anything that needs to be done before your move. You don't want to have the added stress of having to deal with people from multiple companies doing multiple tasks on the day of your move. To avoid this, you need to ensure you organise any services that are needed for your move well ahead of time. You will want to make sure that all of the professionals that you have booked are coming at times that suit you. You have too many things to deal with during your move to be bothered by people coming at inconvenient times. Booking ahead of time will also have the added benefit of saving you money by giving you better prices.
Overpaying for boxes and not buying enough
Check if the moving company that you are hiring sells boxes that you can use to pack for the move. Due to removalists purchasing boxes in bulk, you should be able to get them much cheaper than if you were to buy them elsewhere. When in doubt, you should always buy more than you think you will need. The last thing that you want is to run out of boxes while packing, especially with the things that you are packing at the last minute. Troubles packing on the night before your move can be disasterous. Another thing that is important to do to avoid this is to pack well ahead of time.
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