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 also hard to accomplish for the non-professional movers in Boston. 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 of the items on our list. Only to find we underestimated the level of work involved. 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 movers in Boston to help!
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. Not only are you putting yourself at risk for injury, but others around you as well. To guarantee you don’t overpack your boxes with too much weight, put 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. 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. The last thing you’ll need is to be shuffling 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.