PODS Las Vegas Helps Residents Avoid These 6 Mistakes while Moving
By: PODS Las Vegas
1. Bringing It All. Everyone knows that moving is the perfect time to de-clutter your belongings, but it can be tempting to just pack and deal with it later. Don't skip it; make a trip to the nearest charity donation drop-off (or several trips) and be done with it. You'll thank yourself on the other side of the move.
2. Insufficient Packing Materials. Don't cut corners — spend the money to buy the proper packing materials: bubble wrap, cardboard dividers, furniture pads, packing tape, and sturdy boxes in a variety of sizes.
3. Poor Organization. Don't arrive at your new home with no clue where you put the shampoo and toothbrushes. Pack a "survival kit" with items you'll need right away, such as personal care, some clothes, paper towels, etc. Instead of room-by-room, pack the items you need least followed by more important belongings. Label each box clearly, including which room it belongs in.
4. Hiring the Wrong Moving Company. Before you sign a contract, make sure to research the moving company's online reviews and make sure everything is included, so you won't have expensive surprises on moving day.
5. Rushing Yourself. Take your time, because trying to get it all done too quickly results in extra stress as well as breakage and even injuries. PODS Storage Containers are rented by the month, so you can pack it up on your own schedule instead of rushing to do it all in a weekend.
6. Procrastination. Waiting till the last minute isn't good either. Create a timeline for getting each moving task done: decluttering, buying supplies, scheduling your PODS Storage Container delivery and pickup, packing, giving your home a final cleanup, and unpacking in your new location.
"The moving process can be a very stressful situation and can often cause people to make these avoidable mistakes," said Dave Allen Boyd IV, Territory Manager for PODS® Las Vegas. "A PODS container is the perfect solution for any move because it provides convenience and accessibility while you transition into your new home."