How to Avoid Common Moving Mistakes 

If you think moving to a new house or apartment is fun, then you got it wrong. Probably imagining what your new house would look like, yes that’s fun. But the actual process of moving and packing all your belongings? Nah, it’s exhausting and time consuming. However, it needs to be done. And not all people know how to do it. You can make your moving experience a less stressful one. To start with, familiarize yourself with the following common mistakes and how you can avoid them.  

Moving Mistakes

The Ultimate Hoarder 

For the past years, it’s not impossible that you’ve collected a lot of items. From shoes, to clothes, to kitchen tools and many more. The problem now, are you moving them all with you? There are items that you cannot use anymore, so the best way to get rid of them is to donate them or sell them. Do this 8 weeks ahead of the moving date so you can create an inventory of items you need. You never know, you might earn some money selling those unused stuff.  

Packing Days Before the Move 

Many people have done this and regretted it so much. If you have at least an hour per day, start packing your items 2 months before the moving date. You should have a checklist or calendar to follow, so you won’t pack in hurry. Packing days before the move will only stress you out, since you’re moving all the items in your house. Imagine how many boxes you’re going to use for that.  

Doing the DIY Approach by Yourself 

DIY approach is really commendable, but if the task is as challenging as moving, you should not do it yourself. If you want to save money, you can do the packing by yourself, asking for free boxes given at grocery stores. But when it comes to moving all your stuff, you should at least hire a local moving company. Doing this will give insurance to your items, especially if they get lost or damaged during the move. There are also moving companies that specialize in moving delicate items, which you need if you have those kinds of items.  

Forgetting the Inventory 

If you hire a moving company that includes the packing service, don’t be complacent. You should know what’s inside the boxes, so you would know what items got lost or damaged. An inventory will save you a lot of time during the unpacking. Label each box according to what room the items belong to. This will also give you less hassle on tracking where the items are. Put the list on a spreadsheet and label the boxes by color aside from by text.  

Not Preparing a Special Kit 

Before the day of moving, each family member should have a kit of items they will need once you arrive at your new house. The kit or suitcase should have toiletries, snacks, linens, water bottles and clothes. You will need these items once you arrived. You don’t have to open the boxes you have to look for items you immediately need.  

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *