Moving is one of the most dreaded tasks of modern life. Ask anyone who grovels to their friends for help! Many common mistakes can easily be avoided.
Things You Shouldn’t Do When Moving
Here’s a list of the most common moving fails:
Waiting until the last minute to sort and organize your stuff is one of the things we stress about the most. You don’t realize just how much stuff you’ve accumulated, and it takes twice the amount of time you thought it would to decide what goes, what gets pitched, and what gets donated. Begin this process as soon as you know you are moving.
Not Making a List of Tasks
A step-by-step plan makes a huge difference and will save you a lot of time. Make a list of things that must get done and check them off systematically to stay focused. The list should include setting up utilities at your new place, changing your mailing address, etc.
Not Labeling Boxes
This is a classic fail that most people are guilty of, and it’s why you should begin organizing your belongings early in the process. Mark each box as you pack it. Write the contents, what room it goes in, and if anything is fragile.
Doing Everything Yourself
Get as much help as you can from friends and family. We know it’s a dreaded conversation, but you can always treat them to pizza and beer or a trip to a water park, something you know they love. Most of the time, incentives aren’t necessary, but they are appreciated!
Not Getting Quotes from Movers
If you plan on hiring a moving company, research their reviews online and get quotes from at least three companies.
Skimp On Packing Materials
Running out of boxes, tape, or even bubble wrap while packing is very stressful. You have to stop everything you’re doing and run to the store. Buy all the necessary items in bulk before you begin, or let the movers pack for you.
Put Too Much in Your Boxes
Lifting a box you’ve packed with a lot of heavy items inside can cause injury at worst and broken things at best when the box comes apart. If you have some heavy items like trophies or home décor, spread them out among many boxes so nothing gets damaged, including you!
Packing Away Frequently Used Items
Putting things like phone chargers, a change of clothes, toiletries, and essential documents in a box is asking for confusion. That ox will get lost in a sea of boxes, and you won’t be able to access it quickly. Pack all these items in a “go bag” or backpack and take them in the car.
Not taking Measurements in Your New Place
Before you move in, take a measuring tape to your new place and list all the interior measurements. Then go home and measure the furniture you plan to take to make sure it fits where you plan to use it.
Not Taking Care of Yourself
Moving day is chaotic. Don’t forget to eat a healthy meal and drink lots of water. You’ll need all the physical and mental strength you can get to complete this transition!
Avoid these mistakes during your next move, and you’ll have a much more pleasant moving experience without all the stress. Happy Moving!
Save Time & Stress – Let the Pros Do It All!
Let’s face it; no one enjoys the practical part of moving. We can’t wait to get into our new place, but there’s a lot of work required to get there. Call us if you need help moving or want someone else to do the heavy work so you can just enjoy your new home. We’re Kings Pro Movers.
We offer packing services, loading/unloading, moving, unpacking, and storage services that take the burden of moving off your back. Our skilled, expert team will make this the smoothest move you’ve ever experienced.
Our services are affordable and efficient. We guarantee arrival times and are fully insured. There’s no better partner than Kings Pro Movers for your next residential or commercial relocation.
Our helpful team is waiting to provide you with more information about our services or to schedule your next move. Contact us today!