Summer is peak moving season around the country, and our schedules are starting to fill up here at Yarnall. Our teams are ready and excited for the rush, particularly because they’ll be driving newly wrapped trucks!  It feels great to be able to include the #1 Moving Company in Sarasota designation on our vehicles – thank you again for that honor. And if you see one of our teams around Sarasota, give us a wave!
Today, we’re discussing common moving mistakes that we often encounter in our industry. Here are some ways to circumvent these blunders.

Thinking that you can DIY a big move
For most of us, the days of dealing with minimal belongings and cheap, easily replaceable furniture are over. Moving is a complicated process that involves significant logistical planning and quite a few strong helpers. While forgoing a professional moving company might seem cheaper up-front, unexpected costs and unnecessary stress might not be worth it to you. What happens if you damage a valuable belonging? Or your back gets hurt lifting a hefty item? Safe yourself the hassle and hire a moving company that can take care of every aspect of your move.

Waiting until the last minute
It generally takes about a week to completely pack up a home, but that certainly doesn’t mean you should wait that long. The earlier you start prepping for your move, the less stressful it will be. Take into consideration the time you’ll need to organize, clean, get supplies, and decide what to donate or discard. A few weeks before your move, you should also dig through your pantry, refrigerator and freezer to start using up food you won’t want to move or waste. Although everyone’s timeline is different, we recommend starting the process at least a month and a half in advance of your move date.

Forgetting to tell your moving company about valuables
Movers have specific guidelines when it comes to valuable objects – think artwork, wine collections, fine china, etc. Make sure you point these items out to your mover during the walkthrough. You will most likely have to fill out a High Value Inventory Form, which ensures that the items are properly accounted for and are delivered in good condition.

Give us a call for other tips and to receive a free moving quote. We look forward to making your move a breeze!

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