Did you know you can save yourself money just by being prepared the day you move out as well as in to your new home? It’s true. The other way to state this is, did you know you can cause your move to cost you more money by not being prepared? How you may ask?
First and foremost, it’s imperative that you be readily available to answer any questions, give instructions and of course, provide travel directions if needed.
We’ve all heard the old cliché, time is money. If the movers have to wait for instructions on any aspect of the move, this will cause delays.
When moving into a new location, prepare for where you want your furniture to go. Prepare means that you need to be sure that items and furniture will fit into the space you’ve allocated. Let’s say you planned for the queen size bed to fit into bedroom #2 under the window. Except, you failed to measure the space and it doesn’t fit. The mover will then have to move and relocate that bed which means more time will be needed. If this pattern continues, things can get costly and the estimate you were confident in may now be going north.
If you have young children, they can sometimes be more hindrance than help. You may want to take them somewhere else where they can be active for the day, or you may consider a babysitter to watch them while you get everything organized.
If you’re able to focus on the task at hand and work closely with the movers, then you should have a successful move and one that shouldn’t cost more than you expected.