What to Avoid While Moving
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Moving is never a fun process. It often causes a lot of headaches and of course, back aches. The worst thing you could do is make the situation harder than it needs to be. We at Holladay Self Storage in Holladay, UT want to make the moving process as easy as possible for you. We have provided a list for you below of what you should try to avoid during your move.
Not Preparing Ahead of Time
Moving takes preparation. There are a lot of hidden aspects and necessities that need to happen when moving from place to place. You will need to plan out each aspect of your move. Things to think about before moving day include: renting a truck, hiring movers, change of address, setting up utilities, and organized packing. Not planning out your move can add a huge amount of unwanted stress.
Not Shopping Around
If you do choose to hire a moving company to assist you in your move, it is wise to do some research and shop around. Moving companies will all charge different rates. Not shopping around could result in you not getting the best deal in town. It is also worth reading customer reviews of each moving company. You are entrusting this company to move your valuables, you will want to make sure they are the best in town.
Hoarding Unused Items
The biggest mistake most people make is not getting rid of the junk that has accumulated in your home before your move. Moving or storing your junk is not worth the time or money. It is always good to take the time before your move to get rid of anything you haven’t used or can’t see yourself using in the future. This way you can move into your new home without the unnecessary clutter.
You will make the move harder on yourself and everyone involved by over-packing your boxes. When moving or storing items, it is always best to stick with a similar sized box in small or medium size. This will help when loading the moving truck or stacking items in a storage unit. When packing heavy items, such as books, only fill up the box half way as to not but strain on the box or the person lifting it.
Not Renting a Storage Unit
Believe it or not, a storage unit can actually assist you in the moving process and help to alleviate the clutter in your new home. You can begin your move weeks in advance by slowly packing up what you can in your home and placing it in a storage unit at Holladay Self Storage in Holladay, UT. Our facility can provide you with all of your storage necessities for as long as you are renting at our facility.