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4 Moving Mistakes that Derail a Move

You have the move planned, you know where you are moving to and now all that is left is the actual move. You are super excited and ready to get this new path in your life underway. However, are you really prepared for the actual moving aspect of this move? There are five huge moving mistakes that are made every day by people throughout the United States who are moving for the first time or even for the umpteenth time. And these mistakes can cost you money and your time!

Mistake #1: Deciding to “Wing” a Move

Moving is not something that you just say, “I’ll wing it”. Moving takes preparation, planning, and most importantly, organization. If you truly believe that you can wing it, you are going to be in for a very rude awakening. Instead, we suggest you follow the 5 P’s: Proper Planning Prevent Poor Performance. Plan accordingly and make sure that you do your homework!

Mistake #2: You Forget the Rush Hour of Moving

The rush hour of moving refers to the months in which people are moving out of their homes and into new ones at a fast pace. For those who are using professional movers like Excel Moving & Storage, forgetting about this rush hour may mean not getting the professionals you want to move your items. This goes hand in hand with proper planning.  A key tip to remember: 3 to 4 months before your moving date is when to start calling companies to find the one that is going to help you move.

Mistake #3: You Avoided Decluttering

This is a huge mistake! Look at a move as a way to start fresh…and since you are starting fresh, do you really want to drag around that junk that you have not used for ten or more years? No way! So, take the time to declutter, remove the junk from your home, donate items that you no longer want or need. You will find it much better to move when you have taken the time to declutter.

Mistake #4: You Spaced Out on an Overnight Bag

Remember that you should always pack an overnight bag that is going to hold all the essentials you need without having to unpack every box that you moved. Why is this? It means that if you were to arrive late at your new location, you can still have the essentials and not spend another few hours looking for those when you would rather take it easy. Plus, for those who move with professional companies, remember that it could be a few days before your belongings are delivered to your new location.


Tips for Avoiding Moving Errors


We all mistakes, but when it comes to moving, mistakes can end up costing you a lot! For example, it could result in postponing your move to another day, or even result in an injury if you are trying to do this on your own. The best way to prevent mistakes is to be prepared and educated on what the most common mistakes are and how you can avoid these!

Behind on Packing

What happens when you are behind on packing? You are going to feel even more stress and it could be movers cannot even move anything for you on the day you wanted. This can lead to all kinds of issues! Want to avoid this? Here are a few tips:

  • Have a packing timeline and follow this!
  • Do not waste time by not having what you need, get all the packing matorrals you may need.
  • Consider hiring professionals if you simply do not have the time devote to this.

“Quick” Tasks the Morning of the Move

Too many people do this: they leave those quick tasks for the morning the movers arrive. While you may think, this is quick, you would be surprised just how many quick tasks you end up having that take a lot more of your time than what you thought. It’s always best to be 100% ready for the day of your move. Don’t put off those tasks for later, do those now!

Forget the Essentials Box

Do not find yourself in the situation that you have packed your essentials and they are loaded onto the moving truck. The essentials box should be packed the night before the movers arrive. This way, you know it is there. Be sure to write DO NOT MOVE on this so that movers will not load this onto their truck. Or you can simply place this is a room that is designated as a no pack room.

Moving errors will happen. However, if you pay attention to these three tips you could find that your move goes much easier than you had thought! And if you work with Excel Moving, you can rest assure that we are here to make your move as error-free as we can!