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During my youth, my dad was relocated for his job several times over the course of ten years. It was hard growing up going through so many moves, but it has helped me learn a lot about packing and moving. Now that I have married a soldier, all of the packing and moving skills that I picked up when I was a kid have helped me pick up and move when my husband is moved to a different base. I have created this blog with the hopes of helping other families going through moves get through them more easily and with fewer problems.

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Four Mistakes to Avoid When Moving

If you have sold your home and are in the process of moving, there are many factors to be aware of that can affect your move, because certain mistakes can be costly. Here are some of the biggest factors to consider when trying to plan an economical and safe move. 

Choosing the Wrong Timing

One of the first things that you'll decide when planning your move is the timing. When you're picking a date for your move consider postponing it to a month where you'll expect good weather. Moving in snow or extreme heat may cause the move to go slower, costing you more money. It's also important to consider the time of day. If your move involves a long drive, and you get stuck in rush hour traffic, you'll end up paying for those extra hours. Finally, some companies will give you a discount if you move on an unpopular day of the week. Since many people will want to move on their day off, avoid a Saturday or Sunday move when you can. 

Not Getting In-Person Quotes

It's simple to get your quotes over the phone by describing your house and the items you need moved. However, getting an in-person quote can give you a leg up on finding accurate quotes. When a consultant comes to your house to evaluate the trickiest areas of your house, you won't have any nasty surprises when your one-story move takes much longer (and costs much more) than you thought it would. 

Not Getting Insured

When you're moving from one location to another, your home property insurance may not cover your personal belongings. For this reason, it's a good idea to get insurance for your move. Some moving companies will offer you a built-in level of property insurance along with their quotes. If not, speak with your home insurance company to see what they offer for moving. 

Not Choosing a Professional

It may be tempting to go with whoever offers the lowest rates, but there are many things to consider when looking at quotes. For instance, does the mover use professional moving equipment to protect your belongings? Some movers that aren't part of a professional moving company will go against the best practices of moving large items, putting your property at risk. When you choose movers with a good reputation and a lot of experience, it's actually a great form of insurance against accidents.

Do yourself a favor and use these tips to plan a great move that will go without a hitch. Consider looking for a moving service such as Right Move Moving & Storage in Edmonton.