San Antonio Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
January 03, 2023

Moving is a BIG Job

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Getting ready to moveUnless you get rid of all that you possess and start over at your new residence, moving calls for a overwhelming amount of work. If you decide it’s time to move, there are a number of tasks to ensure your move goes as stress-free as possible. You must deal with budgeting, house hunting, deciding on a moving company in San Antonio, packing, alerting everyone you know, transferring or setting up utilities, unpacking, finding new doctors, registering the kids for school and so much more. With all those things to get finished in a fixed amount of time, it would be more unexpected if moving really was not a big undertaking. Yet, we tend to make moving more complicated and laborious than it could be. Therefore, we are here to discuss a few ways that we tend to make moving more compliated than it can be.

1) Poor Planning

Put together a detailed plan for your move, one that breaks out everything you must do and incorporate a timetable with deadlines. Make certain and assign someone to each undertaking.

2) Procrastination

Why pack up your belongings right away when you can put it off until later, right? Wrong! When you find yourself continually putting things off, you could be setting yourself up for an unpleasant moving day. Whether it is booking professional movers in San Antonio or packing your things, procrastination might lead to delays and also increased costs. Do not put off tasks on your to-do list. Make your moving timeline and then go with it.

3) Moving Too Much

Let’s face the facts, a lot of folks have a bunch of stuff in their residences that they don’t even use. Therefore, when it’s time to pack up and move, if you simply think that everything needs to go with you, your move will cost more and more time consuming. Before you begin packing, take a little time to dig through your belongings. Don’t plan on moving items that are in disrepair, that you will not use and that you just don’t need. It is also a smart idea to gauge weighty items, because they might cost more to move than they are worth, as well as they might be difficult to find a spot for them in your new residence.

4) Missing Packing Deadlines

The movers will arrive early tomorrow. Your belongings aren’t even close to being packed up yet, so you rush around like a crazy person and shove things into whatever boxes you have onhand. Inadequate packing makes it more possible that belongings will get damaged in transit. Substandard labeling can make it complicated to pinpoint things when you are unpacking. When you cannot get all your things packed up before the professional movers in San Antonio arrive, you chance trying to pack as the movers are loading the moving van. Or worse, the movers could cancel for the day and ask you to call your customer service coordinator to reschedule to a different day. Do not delay. Begin packing well ahead of your move date.

5) Doing too Much by Yourself

There’s a spot when moving will be too much for a single person. Working with professional movers in San Antonio and having the moving company pack your stuff are glaring things to do to lighten the workload. However there are more ways to get help. You can ask friends to help you hold a garage sale or to babysit your kids or pets during the times you are packing. In addition, some charitable organizations might come and pick up your donations, which can save you a trip to the drop off location. You might think about hiring a cleaning service to take care of your old home after you leave and to also clean and sanitize your new home prior to when you move in. And finally, make certain that the whole family is helping with moving related jobs. Even the young kids could be given age-appropriate chores.

At some point during the moving process, it’s not uncommon to question, “Why is this so much work?”. But alas, if you steer clear of the pitfalls discussed above, hopefully your move will go smoothly.

When you are ready to move, A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio would be honored to help. Call us today!!


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