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MOVING NIGHTMARE 1: POOR ORGANIZATIONMoving could be one of the most stressful things to do. It involves a lot of planning and organization to ensure a smooth experience. One small detail, one task left undone, could turn into your worst nightmare for your moving day.

Lucky for you, we have identified the number one cause of moving nightmares. If you are able to prepare against this, you are one step closer to having a smooth moving experience.

When you fail to keep things properly organized and planned out, this causes a headache during your move. Here are some examples of poor organization.

I. Chaos in Packing

A. You packed more items than previously discussed and now, some items cannot be loaded in the moving truck. Make sure to inform your movers with the exact number of items you need to move. This way, they can provide you with a bigger truck to accommodate your belongings.

B. You haven’t finished packing yet and your movers have already arrived. Now, your move is delayed and you are losing time and money. Pack early so you finish early. Do not wait until your moving day to complete your packing.

C. You failed to label your boxes properly and now you are all over the place, trying to find things at the last minute. Organize your boxes by putting proper labels. This will save you time when you need to double check the contents of your boxes.

II. Trouble with Your Furnitures

You failed to inform your movers that you have a large piece of furniture that just wouldn’t fit through your doors. Now, it’s impossible to move it out of your place without a hoisting service. Make sure to inform your movers of any special equipment needed to move your furniture. It will save you both time and money on your moving day.

III. Problems with Your Paperwork

A. You failed to request the transfer of your utilities prior to your move. Now, you don’t have electricity, gas nor water on your move-in day. It’s important that you arrange the transfer of your utilities before your move in day. This will save you stress on your first in your new place.

B. You forgot to change your address and now your mails and packages are not getting delivered to your new home. When you move, always update your records with the United States Postal Services.

C. You get fined because you failed to update your driver’s license and car registration. When you update any personal records prior to your move, do not forget to include in your list your driver’s license and car registration. Nothing is more stressful than being fined in just days after your move.

IV. Overspending

You overspent because you only booked your moving company at the last minute with a request for too many additional services. Not only are you being charged a higher rate, you also don’t have much of a choice since most movers are probably booked already. Again, book your movers ahead of time. This does not only guarantee you of a spot on the day you plan to move, it also saves you money.

V. Safety Issues

On your moving day, it’s expected that you would be busy making sure that every last one of your valuable possessions are loaded to the truck. You could be doing some of the carrying too. But if you’re not careful, you might end up having a wound or an injury that will make it hard for you to move through the day. Move with caution to avoid accidents.

When you poorly manage your time and tasks prior to your moving day, you are leaving room for error. This is a window for issues and problems to happen. But the good thing is, this can be avoided. Through proper organization and planning, you can achieve a smooth moving process.