We all make mistakes, it’s only human but moving day mistakes, well, don’t make those if you can help it. Moving is already a stressful endeavor which is why learning all you can about how to simplify the process is such a smart idea.
Knowing what you should be doing on moving day and what should have already been done in advance is helpful not just to you, but to the movers as well. This is important not just because it’s nice to keep things simple but because the more efficient your move, the less money it will cost you.
Common moving day mistakes and how to avoid them:
Forgetting to pack in time
Hopefully, you have been following a good moving day checklist. If you have then you know that the packing should all be done well in advance of moving day. One of the most common mistakes, if not the most common mistake, is to leave off the packing for the last minute.
To make sure your packing schedule stays on track follow these moving tips:
- Create a timeline and stick to it
- Be sure to have all your packing materials on hand
- Begin packing as soon as you know your moving date
- Start with the hardest rooms to pack
- If you are getting behind ask for help from family and/or friends
- If you are in a time crunch and can’t manage on your own, consider hiring professional packers
Forgetting to pack an essentials box
This is a very important moving tip. When you are packing up all of your items be sure to leave out the stuff you use daily and pack them in a bag or box that will stay with you.
You can put in things like your important documents, such as birth certificates to your toothbrush and medications you will need as soon as you move. You don’t want to have them scattered throughout random boxes and hard to find. That is the way to getting frustrated on an already stressful day.
Leaving last minute tasks until moving day
Moving day is an unpredictable one even in the best of circumstances and leaving anything until the last minute is not your best course of action. It’s far wiser to have everything taken care of the day before the move at the very latest.
Ignoring moving day safety
It is essential that you not wait around for bad things to happen. You must always be proactive and ensure that all safety measure are being met at all times. This will keep you, the movers and your family safe even when big heavy things are being transported.
For example, you need to make sure that all pathways and halls are clear so that the movers can transport your boxes and your furniture in a manner that will keep them safe and your items in the same condition they were when the movers arrived.
As you can see there are plenty of moving day mistakes for you to make. Proper planning and execution of plans are key to ensuring that your move goes smoothly without any nasty hiccups. Keep these moving tips in mind and you will be good to go.
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