Tag Archives: moving mistakes

moving mistakes

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.

moving mistakes

The Top 5 Moving Mistakes Seen

moving mistakes

For those who are ready to move, there are several things that you need to learn before the big moving date. And one of the most important issues to look at, is the mistakes that have been made by others, so that you can learn from their mistakes. The more that you know about what can go wrong, the better you can prepare for these issues. In the end, it can result in a much easier and safer move!

  1. You try to move on your own without any help from professionals. When this is the case, you are going to find that moving is much harder than the movies make it look. That is why you should always consider a professional mover like Excel Moving. In the end, the cost averages are about the same, and you can avoid a lot of stress.
  2. You avoid getting moving insurance. We cannot stress this mistake enough. Moving insurance is meant to protect you if something was to happen. While we hope, nothing happens, there are always those little, unforeseen accidents.
  3. You did not take the time to de-clutter your home before you moved. Why is this important? Why pay us to move items that you are never going to use again? It can save you money and space in the long run.
  4. You avoided packing a survival kit for moving. With this, we are referring to a couple changes of clothing, medications and those little things that you may need while your items are being delivered to your new location.
  5. Once your belongings are delivered, you simply tell the movers where to put the boxes and never double check what was delivered. We always encourage our customers to double check those boxes that are delivered. This way, you are going to ensure that you are getting your items.

You do not want to be one of those who are making mistakes, rather than learning from the mistakes that are made by others. Take your time with moving and do your research so that you are fully prepared for whatever comes your way.