Moving to a new home is one of the most exciting experiences, especially if it’s your first time. Although moving to a new place, sounds like fun, many people think moving is just a headache waiting to happen. That’s because it involves having to pack and unpack pretty much everything from your current home. However, moving doesn’t have to be that way. With the right planning, preparation, and people, you can move out of your old house and into your new one with ease.
We’ve put together a list of some of the most common mistakes first-time movers make, so that you can avoid them when you make that move yourself!
Not Labeling Boxes Properly
Accurately labeling boxes can make all the difference in your moving experience — especially if you have lots of items that belong in specific places. Having to find a new place for everything you own is difficult enough without having to worry about where they are in the first place.
In order to help with labeling your boxes you can color code them. For example, boxes lined with blue scotch tape could be meant for the kitchen, yellow could be for bathroom items, and red could be for the dining room.
Choosing the Wrong Moving Company
It’s important to do your research on the moving company you choose to move your items with. This is especially important if you have a lot of valuable items. If you really want to be sure that your moving company is reliable, look into websites that have long lists of reviews for the company you’re interested in.
Underestimating the Time It Takes to Pack
When you begin the moving process, you will realize that you have way more items than you initially thought you did. Most people underestimate the amount of time it takes to pack all their belongings. Start the process as early as possible to avoid any added stress.
If possible, finish packing the day before the movers come and pack an essential bag so that you can pack easily without worry about things you use daily like toothbrushes, toiletries, and clothes.
Not Having Enough Supplies
No one wants to make multiple trips to the store to get moving boxes. You’ll want to gather as many moving supplies in advanced. A great solution to this problem, is to ask your local liquor stores for boxes. It’s always better to have too many boxes than not enough. Hopefully these tips help save you from these common mistakes most first-movers make. At the end of the day, if you stay organized and find the right company to help you move, your move is sure to be a success.
Call Armando Movers for your next move. We’ll be sure to get you to your new home with ease!