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Hundreds of thousands national moves happen every year. Most of them end up successfully but some also end up negatively. In order for you to avoid pulling your hair out in stress and dismay, here are the 5 most common mistakes that you should avoid when planning and conducting a nationwide move:

Failing to research your new town

One of the biggest no-no that you can do is to move into a place that you know nothing about. This can cause all sorts of problems for you and your family that's why it's important to thoroughly investigate the town by studying its demographics, weather patterns, economy, culture and overall characteristics.


Picking a bad schedule for your move

Booking your move for summer will incur your high costs because it's the peak season for moving. Other bad schedules include the first and last days of the month, as well as weekends.

Booking at the last minute

If you want to save money and avoid a ton of stress, you have to book your move at least two months prior to the moving date. Earlier than that is advisable too.

Forgetting small details

Neglecting to mention small details can cost you. It's important to double check the moving estimate and bill of lading to check if all small details are correct. Look at the dates, address, and contact numbers and see if everything is correct. Also, make sure to mention to the movers if they will be going up a flight of stairs, or if you have any special requests for your appliances or furniture.


Contacting just one mover

In order for you to get the best deals at the best price, you must get quotes from at least three national moving companies so that you can compare each of their offers. And make sure not to go with just the lowest quote. If it's too low then you should be wary too. Stick with the company that offers a fair price for the right type of services. In addition to this, it's also important to investigate the credibility of your moving company of choice. Make sure that they have proper licenses and accreditation as well as good standing with the BBB and their previous clientele. These are just some of the most common mistakes that people do when it comes to national moving or out of state moving. To sum everything up, the key is proper planning and organization. Without these two, you'll be up for a sure disaster.