Moving, by default, is a stressful time. There’s a lot to prepare for and a lot to get done. Normally, on top of all that, you have a limited amount of time to get everything done in. In order to make sure your move goes smoothly, avoid these five common mistakes.
Packing Large Boxes With Heavy Items
When you’re packing, it’s easy to forget about how heavy the boxes are going to be when you pick them up. Be careful if you have an extensive book collection. It might seem easy to throw as many books as possible into a large box. This box will be almost impossible to lift. Not only will you end up with a chance of injuries from heavy lifting, but the cardboard may tear.
Spending Extra Money on Packing
Packing doesn’t have to cost you a lot. People sometimes wind up spending more than they need to on packing supplies. You can find most moving supplies relatively cheap. When it comes to paper and boxes, there are stores that will give you free boxes and you can always use recycled newspaper to pack your valuable items. With a little ingenuity, you can keep the cost of supplies low.
Packing Explosive, Flammable, or Corrosive Items
Be very careful about what you pack. Do not pack aerosol cans, ammunition, fertilizer, fire extinguishers, loaded guns, fireworks, or any other explosive, flammable, or corrosive items. Even if you don’t think that it’s going to be a hazard, you should never risk it. In fact, you may be in violation of specific laws if you do pack certain items.
Forgetting to Label Boxes
It is common for people to start a move with the intention to be organized just to have that motivation dwindle once the packing gets going. Labeling boxes is a great way to keep things straight. It helps immensely during unpacking as well. So why don’t we do it? Oftentimes it just gets hectic and boxes are taped and moved before you can finish labeling the contents. Ideally, all the contents are listed on the box or a master list, however, if things get crazy at least label the room the items came from. That way you’ll know where to place the box when you arrive at your new home.
Not Researching Your Moving Company
Always thoroughly research your moving company before you commit to them. In your research of Manhattan moving companies, make sure that you look for experience and pride in customer service. It’s important to find movers that are going to care about your items, not to mention take great care to make sure your move goes smoothly. In addition, a moving company that has experience is going to be able to help you with every step of the process. If any obstacles come up, the company will know how to deal with it.
There are a lot of mistakes people make when prepping for a move, especially when it comes down to the final hour. These are some of the most common mistakes that people make that ultimately make a move more difficult. As long as you avoid them, your move should go smoothly.