Storing things while moving is a smart decision and can help you save your money. But this smart move can also make you cost too much if you are not careful while doing it. Everything needs to be done in a right way otherwise you will land into big cost issues. Here are 5 mistakes people usually make when moving things into a storage unit and tips on how to avoid them.
Mistake 1: Not knowing what type of vehicle the movers will be using
Before you rent a storage unit, ask your movers what type of vehicle they will be using. Many companies use moving trucks while some also use a trailer pulled by a pickup truck. Make sure that they arrive with the right kind of vehicle according to your things.
Mistake 2: Not being sure whether the moving truck will fit or not
Now when you know what type of vehicle is going to be there, make sure that it can get into your storage facility. Some areas in a storage facility can be a little tight. So if you find out on the moving day that your vehicle can’t fit into that space then you might have to use a shuttle truck which costs a lot and will dig a hole in your pocket. Whenever you think of using storage facilities ask about the clearance height and width for getting into the facility and in to your unit. This way all things will go smoothly.
Mistake 3: Not giving directions to the movers while they unload your things
Professional movers are expert unloaders, but these are your things and so you are the boss on a moving day. So it’s best that you tell them how you want your things to be before they start unloading it. Give them clear instructions so that there is no hassle while doing it.
Mistake4: Not having enough space for your stuff
It can be tricky to figure out how much space will you need to keep all your stuff. But if all your things are organised nicely and boxed up it will be easier for you to determine how much space will it take. If you are not sure whether all your things will fit into the storage unit or not just line up some more options of storage units in advance. It will reduce your stress at the last minute.
Mistake 5: Move wisely, Save money
Mostly people move their things or visit the storage units on weekends or on weekdays after work. But if you are paying your mover by the hour and you want to save some money then you should shift on weekdays during working hours. Because at that time of the day there will be fewer people around and you can move your things easily.