Moving day is rapidly approaching. How well-prepared do you believe you are right now? Moving into a new apartment in Houston is an exciting experience, but most tenants would agree that the physical aspect of the move can be quite stressful as well. Making mistakes is unavoidable along the process — life is just that hilarious in this regard.
Hopefully, they are only small blunders that can be readily rectified in the end, if not immediately. It almost (but not quite) always does. Making typical blunders during your moving procedure might make it more difficult. The greatest thing you can do is prepare ahead of time and avoid making frequent blunders like the ones listed below:
Hiring movers without first screening them is a bad idea.
A cheap moving company that is not insured will not be of much use to you when you need to relocate. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of local movers to choose from, but in order to select the best ones, you must first study and assess them. When entrusting your things to a team of apartment movers, it is critical that you conduct thorough due diligence.
Referrals, review websites, and shopping around for moving estimates are all good places to start. If you pick the first moving company you come across through a Google ad or the cheapest firm without thoroughly investigating them, you might be putting your most important items at danger. A trustworthy moving company with a good reputation and who is insured and accredited (including long distance movers, if that is an option for you) is essential.
Making the mistake of forgetting to purge before packing
Moving boxes, packing supplies, and a moving vehicle may all add up to a significant financial outlay. Before you pack up your belongings, go through them and get rid of everything that is no longer needed, desirable, or unnecessary. Generally speaking, if you haven’t used anything in the last year, it should be thrown away. Only keep items that you actually use, unless they have emotional significance.
A failure to do so will result in you spending a lot of money on your move, which will be spent on additional moving boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and a larger vehicle. If you don’t want anything, get rid of it. Not everything needs to be thrown out; consider donating it if it still has some useful life remaining in it to make someone else happy!
Packing was put off until a later date.
Preparation for a move takes several weeks. It is not something that happens overnight. Beginning with the stuff you won’t need right away (such as trinkets, holiday décor, fine dishes, stemware, and so on) can help you stay on track with your packing strategy.
To put it another way, you’re basically starting with the things you won’t miss. Then, as moving day approaches, begin packing up the rest of your belongings. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do now. The consequences of failing to do so might include long nights and multiple visits to and from the shop for packing items.
There is no Moving Checklist.
Oops. There was never a moving checklist created. What are your plans for surviving? An apartment moving checklist is intended to assist tenants in keeping track of what they’ve completed and what they need to do next in the relocation process.
The items in the unmarked boxes are the ones you need to take action on. Prepare a relocation checklist as soon as possible to avoid falling behind schedule and losing your mind. When moving day arrives, you’ll be relieved that you took the time to create and finish your moving checklist.
Making the mistake of forgetting to purchase renter’s insurance
Is it true that you do not have renter’s insurance? You should get started on it as soon as possible. Renter’s insurance is often required by many apartment buildings, and many mandate that occupants obtain it on the day they move in. Don’t put off your relocation because you failed to buy a renters’ insurance coverage for your flat. It is reasonably priced and covers the cost of your personal belongings, liability coverage, and temporary lodging if and when you submit a claim with the insurance company.
Not putting together a First-Night Box is an oversight.
It takes time to unpack all of your moving boxes. Even with constant unpacking, you may find yourself spending many weeks in the process. Your first-night package should include all of the things you’ll need to get through your first night in your new place.
A forgotten first night box might result in an unneeded trip to the shop for things that you already have (hidden away in boxes someplace), such as toilet paper, paper towels, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and hand soap (to name a few).
Packing Your Boxes In the Wrong Way
Uh-oh. Make it appear that this is not the case. What I mean is, you didn’t just throw your tableware in the bottom of the box and your precious book collection on top of it. You planned ahead of time.
Packing a moving box the right way takes time and effort, especially when you’re attempting to optimize the amount of space available in the box. Breakables, such as glassware and ceramics, should be packaged securely in a box with bubble wrap around the edges to prevent breakage. Things should not be packed too tightly in a box since they may break during shipping.
A box containing objects from several rooms is not something you want to do! Maintain consistency throughout and organize your boxes by room.