5 Moving Mistakes Everyone Makes

Even the smoothest move is stressful; it’s overwhelming and exhausting to coordinate. That being said, the “perfect” move is hard to accomplish for any non-professional. There are plenty of mistakes made by families which end up making the process even more complicated. Worst of all, they don’t even realize it! Here are some of the most common mistakes we see and how you can avoid them:

1. Not starting to pack early enough

We’ve all been there- thinking we have enough time to check off all the items on our list to find we underestimated the level of work. Packing takes time, and you need to account for it. Be sure to allow yourself at least a few weeks of consistent packing (or a couple of months of sporadic packing) before the big day, or hire professional packing services!

2. Putting too many heavy items in boxes

There is nothing worse than struggling to carry a box that weighs almost as much as you and injuring yourself or someone else. To guarantee you don’t overpack your boxes with too much weight, but bulky items into small boxes so they can travel alone.

3. Forgetting to measure furniture before the move

Remember the old saying, measure twice, cut once? Similar rules apply to moving furniture. Dragging your sectional from your current home to your new home just to find it won’t fit is a waste of time, money, and energy. Take a few moments to measure doorways, rooms, and hallways in advance and consider selling or donating the items you know will not fit into your new space.

4. Not packing overnight necessities in a separate box

The first few days of moving are hectic, and you don’t want to shuffle through boxes looking for your toothbrush. Pack your primary toiletries, a few clothing options, and some other items you might need into a box or luggage you can personally carry. This will help you avoid a frustrating game of hide-and-go-seek with your pajamas later.

5. Not taking the time to research your moving company

If you decide to hire a moving company, learn about their business before signing any contracts! You will want to work with a company like Movers On the Go that will respect your belongings, has experience moving all kinds of items, will work with you every step of the way, and will ensure a smooth process from start to finish.

With more questions about our services and how we can make your move simple and straightforward, please contact Movers On the Go today by calling (617) 545-5353.