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January 19, 2018

4 Blunders People Make When Moving in Wichita Falls

How much easier would relocating be if we were robots? Lifting and toting clunky things would be a simple task, and we'd have lots of time to finish the more important moving chores sans stressing out. What are a few of the most ordinary goofs people make when relocating that can lead to more stress? Household moves become stressful for a variety of reasons, but here are a few of the most simple things people neglect.

Common Mistake #1: Forgetting a Moving Checklist

Most commonly, people forget to organize their time precisely through a household checklist. We need to discern how a checklist helps us. First, it organizes our time so that we spend less time on things that don’t matter to lead to a successful household move. Second, it helps you to follow through with a plan that takes you from one task into the next. packing - boxing - movingFrequently people get confused about the move-related jobs they face, but with a checklist, you simply go from one task over into the next one. In this way, you do not lose time because of mismanagement of your weeks and must catch up later.

Common Mistake #2: Forget to Amass the Necessary Records and Documents

The time it takes to move from one home into the next usually demands a generous allotment of hours and actual effort. The time should not only be turned to one or two tasks but to a score of jobs. Often times, people get distracted in the beehive of activity and don’t remember a few of the less crucial items like a failure to transfer their child's school records over to the next educational facility.

Also, you should assemble all the significant medical documents to help you register with a new healthcare provider. Other important documents you should collect are:

  • Housing
  • Legal
  • Employment
  • Motor vehicle
  • Medical
  • School
  • Moving documents

You should collect these documents in a safe area and never give your most essential papers to a mover. Rather, important documents should travel with you to your new home.

Common Mistake #3: Forgetting to Pack the Essentials Box

People often neglect to put together an essentials box which contains precious things that they require access to right away after getting to the destination. You don't want to have to look through scores of boxes to find nothing. A failure to pack a survival kit can lead to complications later. A few of the items you should bring include:

  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Hand tools
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Dental hygiene products
  • Dish soap

Common Mistake #4: Forgetting to Label All the Packing Boxes

Many people don’t remember to label their packing boxes or they underestimate the importance of locating their boxes as needed. Labeling cardboard boxes must be looked at as imperative to the packing process because every box looks very similar, which can make it hard to distinguish one from the next. Once you have unpacked the boxes to your new residence, it can go a long way knowing where each item has been placed. Notably if you have movers placing the boxes, you won't know which room each box has been taken.

These are several of the most common things people forget about when packing up and moving, and forgetting to do these things can end up costing you more in extra anxiety. Even if you choose a professional mover, such as A-1 Freeman Moving Group, our services take away the burden of moving the boxes, but you still need to keep your valuables organized because you will need to handle this after the movers are gone. With a few planning skills, you can evade a lot of worry and have a trouble-free relocation…. even if you aren’t a robot.
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