Common Moving Mistakes To Avoid

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Moving into a dream home is one of the most wonderful and exciting feelings in the world. However, there are a few issues that you should try to avoid at all costs if you can.  A few of these moving mistakes to avoid are listed below.  Be sure to do whatever you can do to avoid making these moving mistakes.

  1. Typically, when folks move they hire a moving company. If you are moving from one state to another, don’t make the mistake of thinking or expecting your things to arrive before you do.  Many times your possessions will not even arrive all at one time.  It may be that it takes a couple weeks for everything to arrive at your new home.  Don’t panic.  Realize that this may be the case in the first place and you won’t freak out when it happens to you.
  2. One issue when moving into a new home that folks may have is more of just a personal mistake. To avoid this mistake do your best to let go of the past and embrace the new home and the changes it will bring to your life.  Don’t try to recreate your old home in your new home.  Allow for some growth and change to enter your life and you will be more able to enjoy all that is new.
  3. Be sure to call the school district where you would like your children to attend to make sure they have room for more students. It is not a good feeling to move into a new home with the expectation of sending your children to a wonderful school only to find out they don’t have room for them and you end up having to send them to a less desirable school system.
  4. If you have to store a few things while you move, do your best to get them out of storage as soon as possible. Most storage centers charge a monthly fee to store your stuff and there is no need to pay a bill that is not exactly necessary longer than you absolutely have to.   A good rule of thumb is, if you haven’t used something in a couple of weeks to a month you don’t need it and you should throw it out or give it away.  Don’t fall into the trap of storing all of your “stuff” for extended periods of time just because you think you might use it one day.

Hopefully this list of moving issues you should try to avoid  will be helpful to you in your next move.  Do your part to make the move an easy one by realizing what things you should avoid.

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Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago’s North Side.

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