Some moving mistakes are more common than others, but moving from one place to another can be tricky, especially if you are not prepared. One of the best things to do when you move is to create a plan. Make note of these moving mistakes and try to avoid them.
1. Forgetting About Your Pet
You may not have forgotten your pet, but what about their belongings? Too often, pet owners forget about toys, food, beds, and other accessories their pet may have. Before moving, whether or not it’s a short trip or long journey, make sure your pet is up-to-date on their vaccinations, has correct identification, and proper tags. Pet belongings, such as kennels, need to be planned in your move!
2. What About the Plants?
Many tenants forget their plants. Plants are living things that require proper sunlight, water, and air to grow and remain healthy. Put everything your plant needs on a checklist so you are less likely to forget it. Your plant will begin to wither if it is cramped in a hot moving van.
3. Leaving Your Home Dirty
Leaving your home dirty is one of the worst things you can do when you’re moving. If you were previously renting your home and didn’t clean it before you moved, you can bet you will not get your deposit back, and you may have to appear in court to be sued for damages. Being sued for property damage will make it difficult for you to rent in the future.
4. Improper Packing
Moving is not a DIY job. It’s best to professionals get the job done for you. Improper packing leads to damaged belongings and spending money replacing items. Hiring professional packers saves time and money. You never want to skip the bubble wrap. It helps keep your items in place and provides a cushion to prevent items from being broken, especially antiques and other valuables.
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