Moving Mistakes to Avoid

The process of moving can take a toll on anyone. There are many steps involved, and it can seem like the process is never ending. It should come as no surprise that many fall prey to some common moving mistakes.

Whether this is your first move or you are an experienced pro, be careful to avoid these common moving mistakes.

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  • Hiring a Moving Company without Research – One of the most costly moving mistakes you can commit is failing to research a moving company. Need some help on where to start? Take a look at our post on Tips for Hiring the Right Movers to help kick start your research.
  • Labeling Boxes Insufficiently – Whether you decide to handle the moving process yourself or hire movers, properly labeling your boxes will help speed up the packing and unpacking process. Take the time to be extra detailed when labeling boxes in order to easily find the items you need once you arrive at your new home. Your future self with thank you for this!
  • Packing Boxes without Thought – Along the same lines as the previous point, place items thoughtfully in boxes as you pack. A few things to keep in mind when packing: be mindful of the weight of the box – don’t place too many heavy items in the same box; don’t mix fragile items with those that aren’t fragile; and use sufficient padding to ensure items are not damaged during the transportation process. 
  • Neglecting to Change Your Address – Changing your address is just as important as transporting all your valuables from one home to another. We’ve made the process easier for you with our Change of Address Checklist.  
  • Procrastinating on Packing or Preparation for Movers – Waiting until the last minute to get everything together that you need for moving day can cause time delays, damage, stress, and more! Make a timeline for your move and spread out the packing process to help set you up for a successful moving day.

We hope these tips help your moving day go as smoothly as possible. If you are searching for a moving company to help with your next move, click the link to receive a FREE QUOTE or give us a call at 410-729-1729. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the services we offer!