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Things To Avoid When Moving

July 30, 2018

 

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Here are some other moving mistakes you will want to avoid.

 

Forgetting to take measurements

Make sure to measure the clearance space in your new residence prior to moving day. You don’t want to arrive at your new home only to find that your furniture won’t fit through the front door.

 

Packing flammable, explosive or corrosive materials

You’ll be in violation of the law and put yourself and your movers in danger.6. Losing your bill of ladingThe bill of lading is the contract between you and your movers. It is essential to reference it if any problems arise along the way, so treat it with care.

 

Failing to research your mover

Thoroughly check your moving company before committing to a contract. Are your movers licensed by your state’s Department of Transportation? Have you examined their record with the Better Business Bureau? Did you check their references?

 

Spending too much on packing

Boxes and newspaper are easy to come by, and often free of charge. Spend a little extra time scrounging to save money on packaging.

 

Packing heavy items in large boxes

Heaviest items should always go in the smallest possible boxes. Your back, shoulders and legs will thank you later.

 

Disrespecting your movers

Make sure to introduce yourself to everyone on your moving crew and have refreshments at the ready. Making a good impression could protect your belongings over the long haul.

 

Leaving outside of boxes blank

Label your boxes thoroughly. Include handling instructions, information on the box’s contents, and the room it’s destined for in your new home.

 

Taking taxes too lightly

There are specific guidelines as to which move-related items are tax-deductible and which aren’t. Make sure to check out the IRS website in advance of your move, and keep all relevant receipts.

 

Forgetting to change your address

Check out the Moving.com address changer before you move and make sure your address is up to date.

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