Getting a new home is exciting, but a residential move is not fun, even in the best circumstances. To make things worse, many people try to do it all themselves. If you’re someone who likes to DIY everything, please take note of these three mistakes people tend to make when moving themselves.
Mistake #1: Underestimating How Long It Takes to Move
Most DIY movers do a lot of underestimating, especially when it comes to timing. The time it takes to do everything related to a move is generally significantly more than most people estimate. Things like organizing, decluttering, packing, loading the truck, and unloading the truck are rarely given enough time in the planning process, making everything more stressful.
Mistake #2: Underestimating the Size Truck You Need
Truck rental sites give vague ideas about what size truck you need based on how many rooms you have in your home. These estimates are notoriously inaccurate. Renting a truck for a DIY move is a bit of a crapshoot. Often, movers end up with a truck that’s too big, wasting money, or too small, wasting time renting an additional truck or taking multiple trips.
Mistake #3: Underestimating the Cost of a DIY Move
Many people opt for doing a residential move on their own because they think they’ll save money. Most don’t know that the time, effort, and cost is comparable to the convenience, professionalism, and cost of hiring a moving company.
Start by contacting the experts at Nilson Van and Storage when you’re ready to find out how much time and money you can save by hiring the pros to manage your move.