Moving – we all have to go through it at one point or another. Luckily you don’t have to go through it alone. Whether or not you choose DeVries Moving and Storage Solutions for your moving needs, we’re about to share a few helpful tips we’ve acquired over the years as a leading residential moving company. Without further ado, here are the 3 most common (and most preventable) moving mistakes we see South Florida homeowners make, and how you can avoid making them.
Moving Mistakes That You Can Easily Avoid
When D.I.Y. Becomes D-I-Why Did I Do This?
There are many pitfalls with the DIY approach, but most of the homeowners we see electing this option for their moving needs are actually making one of the biggest moving mistakes. Sure, perhaps you and your family could handle the dangerous heavy-lifting, packing, and transportation. Sure, you may end up with an aching back for a few days, but at least it was cheap, right?
Wrong. Even if you manage to move without doing any damage to yourself or your furniture, you’ll probably spend way more time than necessary doing it.
If the old adage ‘time is money,’ means anything to you, then you may want to consider hiring a professional team to get the job done in half the time (or less), and without risking injury.
The Agony of Last-Minute Planning
Procrastinating is a classic moving error, and the easiest to correct. We recommend planning every detail of your move at least a month in advance, more if possible. Trust us, the good movers get booked fast. Booking everything ahead of time will:
- Give you time to research the right moving company for you.
- Give you time to plan out the details without having to stress out about your schedule.
- Prevent bad last-minute decisions to work with fledgling moving companies.
- Small-time movers pop up every summer, the moving high-season, looking to make a quick buck. Reports of petty crooks taking advantage of desperate procrastinators are not uncommon. Consider yourself warned.
- Ensure you’ll have the equipment you need.
- This goes for all you steadfast do-it-yourselfers out there. Renting a moving truck at last-minute can be tough, especially during the summer months.
Sometimes You Get What You Pay For, Sometimes You Get Much Less
Remember those crooks we talked about a moment ago? Well, sometimes they get hired because they offer irresistible pricing. Whether out of sheer deception or classic price-hiking, companies that quote prices that sound too good to be true probably are too good to be true.
There’s nothing wrong with keeping a reasonable budget, but do make sure that your moving company isn’t going to surprise you with hidden fees at the end. In-house estimates like the ones we offer our prospects are usually a good indicator of honest pricing. We also see people let their budget get in the way of ensuring their valuable items, something we always recommend to protect your most prized possessions.
If you’re looking for honest, reliable South Florida household movers to help you with your relocation needs, contact DeVries Moving and Storage Solutions today. Call now or fill out our convenient online form to learn more about our moving services.