Moving can be a complex event in your life. We get it, you’re running a family, working your job, and all your other personal commitments. And then you must pack up your home and move.
And of course, there are many other things to do with moving, such as changing your address, contacting utilities, and so on. So you don’t want to make a mistake.
Sometimes, homeowners and others make mistakes during the moving process that could have been avoided. Here are just a few moving mistakes to get you thinking… And planning.
Springing day of surprises on the movers
Springing last-minute surprises or challenges on the moving crew can present problems on moving day. If you forgot, you had a shed full of tools, a freezer full of food, or a self-storage unit that needed to go with you across the country. How do you avoid such a mistake? Work with your moving professional ahead of time and give them every detail of your move. A trained moving consultant will also ask you questions that will help you avoid these mistakes.
So trust their judgment.
Not being available on moving day
What’s worse than last-minute surprises on moving day? Not being available.
We prefer you to be present at home to greet the movers on moving day. If it’s not you, then you should designate a trusted family member or someone else to be at the home. Your moving crew will be prepared, but there will always be questions about certain items during loading and unloading. Be ready and be available.
Be available but stay out of the way
You must be at your home, but you must also make sure you don’t get in the way of the moving crew. Many movers work in a rhythm and know how to load and unload a home. It’s more efficient for you to keep your distance. But more importantly, it’s important for you to stay out of the way to make sure no one gets injured on moving day.