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You’ve probably encountered a micromanager (also known as a “control freak”) at some point in your life. Whether it was an obnoxious boss or a ferocious bridezilla. But while it’s usually simple to identify the telltale signs of a micromanager in other people, it can be surprisingly simple to ignore similar features in oneself, and never handle it.

Frequently, when we experience stressful, significant life events, the control freak in us comes out and moves among them. Let’s assume for this post that most, if not all, of the move-related chores are being handled by a professional mover like Zenith Moving. (There’s a whole other level of “no” if you’re insulting and belittling pals who are assisting you with a do-it-yourself relocation.) Having said that, the following advice will help you handle your tendency to be a micromanager before, during, and after your move.

Handle the Preparation if You Want to Manage Something

Before the movers arrive, there are a lot of things that need to be done. For instance, you should reduce the amount of belongings you own and get rid of items you don’t plan to take.

This could entail giving away goods to a food pantry or thrift store. Or it could entail holding a porch or garage sale. In addition, you’ll need to formally change your mailing address, set up (and shut off) utilities,. And even make travel arrangements to your new residence.

At Zenith Moving, we’ve organized the preparation steps into an all-inclusive, eight-week moving checklist.

Have Faith in the Professionals

Consider it this way – in a week, a professional mover will most likely pack, move, and unpack. Take a deep breath, take a step back, and realize that there is no one “correct” method to complete a task. Even if you are the sort who insists on having things done their way.

While a trustworthy mover like Zenith Moving will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. And you don’t want them to stop to explain everything they’re doing. Instead, they will try their best to make your move go as swiftly and effectively as possible.

Put Your Trust in Your Move Coordinator

Your move coordinator is automatically assigned to you when you relocate long distance with Zenith Moving. This person essentially serves as the official “micromanager” for every step of a customer’s relocation, saving them the trouble.

Move coordinators serve as the primary point of contact for clients with any moving-related questions or concerns. They will inform clients about the status of their move, when the truck will arrive, and what to do in the event of an unforeseen circumstance.
Our advice: Ask around. Your move coordinator is equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to assist you with nearly any move-related inquiry or requirement.

Acquire The Lingo

Many of our move coordinators inform us that there can be misunderstandings and communication gaps when consumers are unfamiliar with terms and phrases relating to moves. At Zenith Moving, establishing, and maintaining open lines of communication is our constant priority. In light of this, the following are some common statements made by move coordinators that require additional clarification. Along with a glossary of words you could hear used in the lead-up to and during your move.

Remember the Big Picture

It is your responsibility as a customer to schedule your move as far in advance as you can. Prepare your belongings for the move, and be present to supervise the entire relocation.

Your move coordinator’s job is to assist you in making wise plans. As well as monitor the status of your move, and handle any problems that may arise if you’re moving with Zenith Moving.
At last, your movers will assist with moving your belongings to your new residence. This is so you can unwind and relish your exciting new journey.