After a long search on the housing market, you’ve finally found a new home and you’re ready for the big move. Dreaming about life in your new house can be exciting, but preparing for it can be a hassle. Without the right planning, you could end up spending more time, energy and money than necessary, making your move much more stressful. Here are just a few of the most common moving day mistakes to avoid to make your next big move as simple and stress-free as possible.

Packing Unwanted Belongings

If you pack in a rush, you may not have the time to go through your belongings and get rid of unwanted items. Taking unwanted belongings with you when moving can end up making your move more complicated and expensive. Save yourself the hassle of dealing with extra boxes by discarding, donating or selling unwanted items in preparation for packing up your home.

Forgetting To Change Your Address

Many people get so excited to move that they forget to change their address information. This can cause confusion down the road when bills, important documents, and other mail is sent to the wrong address. Give yourself peace of mind before the big day by making a list of companies and contacts that should be aware of your new address and letting them know ahead of time.

Booking Your Movers Last-Minute

Don’t wait until the last minute to book your moving company because spots with reputable companies often fill up quickly and you may be stuck with a moving service with expensive rates that doesn’t have the skills or experience to get the job done smoothly. Booking your movers well in advanced also gives you time to do your homework about your movers and find out more about the services they offer.

At ADT Moving, for example, we offer a number of supplementary services in addition to regular moving services, including a private storage facility, packing and unpacking, and regional relocation moving assistance. To learn more about our residential, commercial and industrial moving services, contact us today at ADT Moving and make your next move as smooth as it can be.