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3 moving mistakes you can avoid

Moving is hard. Whether you’re relocating to a new part of town, down the block, across the country, or internationally, there are so many elements to consider that something is always bound to get lost in the fold. The good news is that moving can be easy if you know the mistakes to avoid.

3 biggest moving mistakes

The best thing you can do for yourself is to create a plan of action. Know your move-in dates, research good moving companies, or rally some people you trust to help you with the process. Still, there are common mistakes as you get ready for an exciting change to a new location.

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Budgeting mistakes

It’s always a sound idea to budget out your move, and that starts with knowing how much money you have to dedicate towards relocation, and what various services will cost you. Many people don’t receive estimates ahead of time, and worse yet, don’t compare estimates for the best value for their moves. Be sure to do your due diligence, read reviews of various moving companies, and source a handful of estimates to make sure you’re getting the best deal for you.

Didn’t check on insurance

Rental and/or homeowners insurance isn’t the only insurance you should be concerned with as you take this next step. Many moving companies offer insurance as part of their package, to cover goods that are damaged, lost, or destroyed. You can generally opt in for full value protection, or limited protection based on your preferences and how much worth you assign to your things. Some coverage options require a full inventory of your possessions, while others take a more speculative approach. Choose the insurance that meets your needs, and buy enough so it’s one less thing to worry about when transporting your valuables.

Thinking you can move on your own

There’s no shame in asking for help. It’s close to impossible to move on your own, especially if you’re shipping furniture, trying to coordinate with a roommate, and quickly packing and unpacking your belongings. Thinking you can move on your own is an easy way to set yourself up for failure. Ask a friend to join you on your move, tap a family member for help, or considering hiring some help for small activities like furniture building. Best yet, think about moving without all your stuff.

Common’s coliving homes provide private fully furnished bedrooms and gorgeous furnished shared suites, so you really only need to move in with your suitcase and you. Our homes in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and DC are an easy remedy to all of these moving ails if the prospect of moving seems all too daunting to you.

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If you’re interested in making the moving experience easier for you, be sure to check out Common homes, with current vacancies in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

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