A “pitfall” is a hidden or not easily recognized danger or difficulty.

There are many pitfalls that customers can experience when moving. At Heritage Moving & Storage, Inc., we want our Roanoke, Salem, Vinton, Smith Mountain Lake, Botetourt County, and Blacksburg customers and prospects to be fully informed and prepared in order to avoid these pitfalls.

Pitfall 1: Underestimating Time

Underestimating time is by far the biggest moving pitfall. Often people don’t take seriously the amount of work it takes to prepare for a move, and they don’t allow themselves enough time.

The first part of preparing for a move is the research necessary to choose a moving company. This alone takes time and organization. It takes days and even weeks to get estimates together and to ensure that you are making exact apples-to-apples comparisons between companies.

Another part of moving that requires a large amount of time is packing. Heritage Moving & Storage, Inc., provides full-service packing, but many people decide to pack themselves to keep costs low. Be sure to begin packing early and pack regularly so that you are prepared and ready for moving day.

To avoid the pitfall of time, budget your time wisely while preparing for your move.