Yes – “future you” is your responsibility.

You need to prepare and plan to keep “future you” happy or, at the very least, content.

This is especially true come moving day, which is hailed by many as one of the most difficult and stressful day of the year, if not your life!

Whether you’re moving near or far, you need a plan.

Whether you’re load is large or small, you need a plan.

At Coleman, we’re constantly stressing how important it is to be prepared and organized before moving day. Not only will it help make your transition smoother, it’ll help you avoid these potentially devastating mistakes:

1. You thought you could DIY...

When you’re organized you know exactly what to expect.

Be sure to go through your entire home – organize your closets, bathrooms and basement. Get a really good feel for how large your move is going to be because if it’s too big come moving day, it’s going to be too late to hire a moving company.

2. Your moving company isn’t insured...

It’s always best to move with a large, reputable company that employs experienced professionals, not day-laborers.

The mark of a truly reputable company, however, is insurance. Make sure that you’re working with a bonded and insured moving company whose employees are trained to handle virtually any item. You’ll sleep better for it.

3. You didn’t consider Spot’s needs...

Spot is your pup – and boy does he have needs.

He needs water, food, constant rest breaks and maybe even his favorite toy. He might need a crate. He might need some treats. He might need you.

Whatever your move takes you – whether it’s down the block or across the country – don’t get so busy that you forget to take your pet’s needs into account. After all, they’re part of the family.

4. You didn’t pack an emergency suit case...

Everything is packed and boarded up during a move, so don’t expect to reach anything until you’re moved in – or perhaps even a day or two after that (sorting through the boxes can be tedious).

That’s why it’s important (especially during long transitions) to bring an “emergency suitcase” full of the essentials:

·  Toothbrush & Toothpaste

·  Towels

·  Shampoo & Body Wash

·  Extra Clothing

·  Snacks

·  Charger Cords

...basically anything you need to be comfortable overnight.

5. You didn’t double check your inventory...

An inventory list is a great way to ensure that everything from your old home is packed up and ready to be transported to your new home. However, instead of documenting every item you’re moving, it’s far more efficient (and far less tedious) to document your boxes and large items, like furniture.

Double check that each of the inventory pieces on your list makes it onto the moving truck as well as off of it!

For more moving tips and tricks, call the professionals at Coleman Worldwide Moving, a premier Tampa moving company services residential and commercial clients since 1914! Call us today or fill out a no-obligation quote form on our website and see what a difference 100 years of experience can make!

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