Spring is finally here, ladies and gents, and with it comes a new season of relocating and moving. After all, bidding farewell to the snow and cold does come at the cost of a more hectic kind of life. Nevertheless, you aren’t just going to sit back and do nothing, when you know you will have to move soon. So here are three myths that we will bust today, so you don’t fall prey.
#1 I Can Handle It On My Own
Many people in the city live by themselves or with a roommate, but when time comes to move, you shouldn’t be on your own. We can agree that you can probably pack by yourself, but sorting things out can become quite the hassle, with which a friend can help.
Now, you can probably get away with moving everything by yourself if you only have a couple of boxes and a car. But if you have a lot of stuff, hiring a moving company is your best bet – much better than doing multiple trips. We at H2H Movers are always ready to help whenever you need Chicago movers for your relocation.
#2 Packing Supplies? I Have Everything I Need
Sadly, a roll of duct tape and a couple of cardboard boxes won’t really cut it. Why? Because you will eventually need to find more boxes, but what’s more important – you need quality boxes. If you are moving completely by yourself, this applies twice as much.
We don’t want to discourage you, but you valuable items need reasonable protection. Your plates can turn to pieces if you just stick them in a cardboard box. And no, your flat screen TV won’t be safe on the backseat.
So go get a proper set of packing supplies, including bubble wrap, stretch wrap, masking tape and good, sturdy boxes.
#3 I Have Plenty Of Time To Organize A Move
Uhm, no. No, you don’t. Leaving everything to be sorted out in the last minute is the worst thing you can do. Especially if you don’t want to get ripped off by a shady moving company with suspicious rates and no reviews anywhere.
You need to give yourself some time and you should start planning a move at least 2 months prior. At least. If you can arrange your move from even earlier, it will definitely be better. But don’t go overboard – six months in advance isn’t usually needed. Plus you probably can’t arrange the things from that far back. Still, the two months rule of thumb is something to keep in mind.
Moving can be stressful. It can also be pretty daunting, tiresome and straight-out boring. But it is what it is. We often do it, so we might as well be good and efficient at it. You can always save yourself some headaches if you hire someone to do it for you, but if saving a couple of bucks is important to you right now, you can surely do it by yourself. Just give yourself some time and plan accordingly.