To move from one apartment to another in New York can be a hectic task. This is because there are dozens of tasks to accomplish in a short span of time. Plus, you need to take some very important decisions while you plan to move. But in such a chaotic time, you are likely to make some mistakes as well.
Here is a list of mistakes that you can or are likely to make while moving:
1. Moving without a plan or a checklist – Many people just move without any checklist. This could lead to loss of time, added stress and the chance of forgetting critical tasks. To avoid such a mistake, use one of the many free checklists as your preliminary moving plan. This is because studies show that a written plan boosts productivity. So, this similar logic can help you manage the details of moving.
2. Little time to pack – At times, people tend to underestimate the amount of time required to pack a home, that leads to little time to complete their packing. This causes a mad rush just before the moving day before your moving and storage facility arrives. This is a recipe for stress and sloppy packing, potentially resulting in damaged goods at your final destination.
3. When you forget to itemize boxes – In an effort to save time or work, people tend to skip the process of properly labeling and cataloging their boxes and contents. But the time saved by not labeling boxes and cataloging their contents is always erased by the amount of time lost looking for things at their new place.
4. Not packing items safely – In a hurry to get everything done, some people end up in a mad dash to get everything packed, and later on do not pack fragile items sufficiently in order to protect them. Moving involves a lot of stacking and jumbling, even when done by professionals. Packing fragile items can take time but it also helps to reduce their chance of getting ruined.
Make sure you avoid these mistakes while you plan out your move. This would not only help you save time and money but also help your moving and storage service provider to finish the process in a given frame of time.