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Murphy’s Top Ten Moving Mistakes

You remember Murphy, the guy who famously postulated: “If something can go wrong, it will.” I’m not quite as fatalistic, but there’s an undeniable grain of truth in Murphy’s words. So, with a nod to Irish wisdom, here are ten moving predicaments that occur with greater frequency than Uncle Pat downs a pint of stout.

Moving Checklist

Getting organized seems to be easier for some folks than it is for others. (Sometimes I have difficulty just remembering where I laid my car keys.) So, I have created a checklist—something to help those of us who are organizationally challenged stay on track in the days before the move. I call it... (drum roll, please)...

No, We Don’t Leave Things in the Yard

Storage in Transit is like having an ace in the hole. It’s here if you need to play it. The concept is simple: we keep your things in our warehouse, safe from loss or damage, until you’re ready to receive them. We don’t unpack the cartons; we put them in secure containers. We wrap upholstered furniture, like sofas and overstuffed chairs, in plastic stretch wrap and place them on racks. It’s all very clean and orderly.

A floor plan makes for a smoother move

Before you move into your next home, one fairly simple task can save you time and aggravation. It can even save you money. A floor plan will make moving in a much simpler process.

Pros and Cons of Moving During Different Times of the Year

What’s the best time of year to move? In some cases you may have little choice about when you can move. Your career may dictate you relocate ASAP to fill that vacant position. Or a change in life’s circumstances, such as illness or a sudden need to be close to family, may require you to move with little or no advance notice. But if you have the latitude to plan your move according to the calendar, there are pros and cons to different times of the year. Here are some considerations you may find helpful.