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4 Myths To Avoid During The Move Into Your Joint Base Charleston Home

May 16th, 2016 5:29 PM by Jodie Ford

4 Myths To Avoid During The Move into Your Joint Base Charleston Home

1. Free moving boxes are best

There are advantages to buying boxes: Their uniform size makes it easy to gauge how many you’ll be able to pack in the truck based on the dimensions of the truck and a little math. Also, they’re way less likely to fall apart at the worst possible moments.  But if you do decide to go the free route, be careful about what you bring home from the grocery store. Packing your possessions in free produce boxes could mean you’re joined by unwanted insects in your new Joint Base Charleston home.

2. All markers are created equal

Color coding the writing on boxes makes sure everyone knows what goes where in your new Joint Base Charleston home.  Along with jotting down the contents of the boxes, make sure to put an arrow facing up so everyone knows how the box should be loaded and carried.  And make a note on at least two sides of the box if it contains delicate items.

 3. There are some things you can’t pack until moving day

It’s tempting to wait until the last minute to pack up personal items and bedding if you’re using them on your final night in your old home. But that can create chaos and increase the odds of something getting left behind or misplaced.  Instead, have everything packed up and ready to go on moving day. This will help reduce the chance for problems, but it’s also good for your wallet, too.  You could wind up paying professional movers to stand around while you pack up those last few incidentals. Pack personal items as if you were going on a two day vacation so you can find the essentials when you arrive at your new Joint Base Charleston home.

4. You should always move on Friday

Perhaps you think Friday is the best day to move because it gives you the whole weekend to unpack.  The reality is: Everybody else is thinking that, too. And that extra demand means higher costs. Movers charge more during spring and summer, on weekends, and at the beginning and the end of the month because that’s typically when they’re the busiest.  Also, if you move during a peak time, it can mean crews are stretched thin and you might have to settle for movers with less experience.

Avoiding these move-related myths can make a drastic difference on moving day.

Posted by Jodie Ford on May 16th, 2016 5:29 PM

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