Moving Into Your New Home: Avoid These 10 Mistakes
The road from one house to another can be rocky. Buying a new home and selling your current home are no easy task. How do you make the move once your sale is finalized? Check out our tips to help you avoid the most common moving mistakes.
By Anne Krueger
Attempting a DIY Move
Even a move to a new home across town can be very complicated, and takes extensive advance planning. There are a huge number of potential pitfalls, from the wear and tear on your poor body and damage to your household goods, to unexpected fuel costs. In the end, a do-it-yourself move may not be as cheap or as fun as you thought (that would be about the time you drop the TV on your foot or discover the truck is fully loaded but a third of your house is still on the sidewalk). Give yourself plenty of time to research how you want to move and discover everything that’s involved. Talk to friends who’ve moved themselves, and to movers to get the full picture before you decide.