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Common Moving Blunders and Ways You Can Avoid Them

Last updated 5 years ago

The moving process can involve a number of unexpected situations. Do not add to the list by making a moving mistake that could negatively affect your entire relocation. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common moving mistakes so you can be sure to avoid them:

  • Trying to Handle It Alone
    Moving companies exist for a reason. Trying to handle the planning, logistics, and actual lifting for your move is a lot of time-consuming work for you to do on your own. You can instead do some simple research to find reputable movers who have experience with the relocation process. When you ask for help, you can eliminate a majority of the stress that comes along with a big move.
  • Not Leaving Enough Time to Plan
    One of the biggest moving mistakes that people make when relocating for the first time is leaving everything to the last minute. Make sure to reserve your moving men as soon as you know when you will be relocating so you can guarantee that they are available that day. If you are going to place extra belongings into self-storage, be sure to do so early in the moving process so that the items are out of your way. You should start your planning at least two months before moving day.
  • Forgetting to Create an Inventory of Everything
    As you start to pack up your old house, it is extremely important to make a clear and organized inventory of which belongings went into what boxes. This will help the movers put all of the boxes into the correct room. It will also make it much easier for you to unpack at your new house. You should also keep a copy of your inventory with you when moving so you can easily locate an item, should you need it.

Men On The Move is Long Island’s top moving company. Our moving services and storage facilities give you the help you need to have a successful relocation. To learn more about our services or to get an estimate, please call (516) 773-6683.


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