No matter how much you’ve planned, the moving day always seems to come out of nowhere. When you first start packing it may be weeks, if not months away, but now that it is upon you, there’s no turning back. If you’re not careful, some moving mistakes may be made. This can lead to any number of problems down the line. Here are some of the top mistakes people make when moving and how you can avoid them.
Waiting Until The Last Minute
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is waiting for the last minute. You need to have everything packed and ready to go the day before your truck or trailer arrives. You don’t want to spend most of your day packing instead of moving. This can set your entire move behind by hours, if not days. And when you feel rushed you’ll end up tossing random items into boxes, which not only makes it difficult to know where anything is but increases your chances of damaging your belongings as well.
Not Reserving Moving Equipment
When booking your moving truck you might look at the moving add-ons, such as an appliance dolly, and assume you don’t need one. These devices make the move not only easier but less stressful on your body. It is highly recommended to either rent this equipment or purchase items to help make the move easier. Spending a little bit of money goes a long way.
Not Marking Boxes
You need to note the contents of each box. This includes not only which rooms the individual boxes are going to but also if there is anything breakable inside them. Don’t leave the moving up to guesswork. This is an easy way to damage the contents of your moving boxes. It doesn’t take much additional effort to apply markers to the boxes to identify everything.
Packing Essential Items First
There are a handful of items you need to keep out of the moving truck. One of the moving mistakes many make is picking up the cleaning supplies and tools first. These are often the first things you need, which is why you need to keep them out of the truck until everything else is on it. Another common mistake made when moving is not leaving out clothing and other essential items for the drive. If your drive requires a stop at a hotel you’ll need to have easily accessible items.
Not Having A Plan For Kids And Pets
If you have young children or pets they are not going to be all that helpful during the move. One of the biggest time wasters when it comes to moving is not having someone to watch your children or pets. This usually results in you constantly running after them, or forces one of you to watch the kids instead of packing. Moving mistakes often center around a lack of planning. Nothing will set you further behind than being down one person so the kids are looked after. So do what you can to find someone to watch your kids or your pets when it comes to moving day.
Help For Your Moving Day
You can always use additional help when it comes to your move. That’s why it is important to get in touch with our team at Winter Moving & Storage. From loading up your truck to driving it to your new home, our staff is here to help. All you need to do is grab your phone and give us a call at your earliest convenience. We’ll take care of the rest.