Top 3 Moving Mistakes to Avoid
people have you ever heard say, “Gee, I love packing and moving!” It’s
certainly not a phrase you hear often, and with good reason. Most people would
rather avoid the stress of moving to a new place, even if they’re excited about
setting up in a new home. The thought of packing, driving, and unloading all
your stuff is enough to make even an across town move an exhausting one. So
before you start packing, here are the top
3 moving mistakes to avoid.
1.) Never underestimate the cost: Moving
is one of the most expensive things you can do, and there are so many steps
involved. If you’re moving into a Las
Vegas property managed home, don’t neglect to find out all your costs
before you move. Costs like utility set
up, fuel costs, renters insurance, and pet deposits have a funny way of
slipping through the cracks when you’re calculating your moving budget. If you
don’t plan in advance, you’ll be moving into your place with empty pockets.
Also, don’t forget to collect on deposits you may be due from previous renter
or utility deposits so you can apply those costs towards your trek to your new
2.) Going at it alone: Think you can
move your entire apartment by yourself just because you have a Red Bull and a
free weekend? Think again. Even if you don’t think you have that much stuff,
extensive effort and planning goes into moving. Do-it-yourself style moving
might seem like it could save you money, but dropping your precious big screen
TV or banging up your new Las
Vegas property manager’s door trying to move your sofa in might not go over
so well. When all else fails, give yourself plenty of time to research what it
truly takes to move and consider investing in a reputable moving company. Can’t
spare the cash? You can have trusted friends help, but just know your
grandmother’s antique china won’t be covered by insurance if they drop the box
3.) Keep your essentials at hand: In
the frustration to hurry up and move already, it’s easy to just throw
everything into the nearest empty cardboard box…the sheets, the dishes, the
cat. But moving into a new place is tough enough without having to dig through
boxes to find the stuff that you need just for the first night. Think toilet
paper, Aspirin, and towels. How about scissors for cutting the packing tape off
all those boxes? Pack a moving day “survival-kit” with all the essential you
might need at hand and you won’t have to be digging through boxes at 10 at
night looking for your cellphone charger.
Hopefully avoiding these top 3 moving mistakes
will help make your relocation a more seamless and less stressful experience.
If you’re interested in moving into one of our available Las
Vegas property management locations in your area, please contact the Simply
Property Management team today.
Simply Property Management – Paielli Realty,
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