According to one source, people move on average FIVE times in their lifetime. That sounds pretty low to me, since I have moved over 15 times in twenty plus years. Obviously, I am not part of the 15% of the population that has lived in the same house for at least 20 years.
When it comes to relocating, the following old statement is true --- "Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail."
--- Three Most Common Mistakes --
1) Waiting until the last minute to reserve a truck or trailer. U-Haul recommends making your reservation two to four weeks ahead of time. Keep in mind that the summer months are the busiest months in the moving industry. Nearly 45% of all moves occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day. You can also avoid the weekend madness at rental centers if you move between Monday and Thursday. You also might get cheaper rates on your truck during non-peak times.
2) Not packing your boxes ahead of time. That just leads to throwing things in boxes and when you get to your new home it will be like Easter -- as you hunt around looking for things. Pack your boxes "strategically" and mark each box with its contents and destination room.
3) No unloading help at your destination. It is a little easier to find help at your old home, because you have friends in that area. However, it is not recommended that you introduce yourself to your new neighbors by saying, "Hi. We are the Smith family. Could you help us unload our truck?" (I doubt your new neighbor's cat will even like you.)
Get nationwide Moving Help labor only services to help you load or unload, pack or unpack your truck. You rent the truck and we will help you find the muscles. Then you will be warmly welcomed to the neighborhood.