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Biggest Mistakes People Make When Working With a Moving Company


June 14, 2017

Are you moving into a new home? Before you start packing boxes or calling a moving company, learn about the biggest mistakes that people make when they’re planning a move:

Not Sorting Through Items

Everything that’s in your current home does not need to come with you to your new home. Chances are, there are a lot of items that you don’t need, so why waste time by packing them up and bring them to your new home? Make an effort to actually sort through your belongings as you begin to pack instead of just tossing them in boxes to get the job done.

Doing Everything Last Minute

Packing is not the most enjoyable task, so many people put it off until the last possible moment and then find themselves rushing to get the job done. The result? Fragile items aren’t packed correctly and may break on the way to your new home. You won’t have the time to get organized, which means you’ll end up shoving things in boxes and forgetting to label what’s inside. You may also end up leaving things behind because you’re in such a hurry to get out of the house. Don’t make this mistake—if you don’t want to pack, contact a moving company that offers packing services.

Forgetting About the Survival Kit

If you’re using a moving truck to get all of your belongings into your new home, be sure to keep a survival kit with you in your vehicle instead of putting everything inside the truck. What’s in a survival kit? This is a bag that contains all of the items that you need to make it through the first night at your home. For example, some items that should be included are prescription medications, chargers for your electronic devices, and toilet paper. Keep this with you so you don’t have to immediately begin unpacking once you arrive to your new home. Learn more about a moving day survival kit here.

Moving Everything on Your Own

Even if you’re in perfectly good shape, moving dozens of heavy boxes on your own is never a good idea. You can easily hurt yourself or exhaust yourself to the point where you have no energy left to complete the move! Avoid this problem by working with professional movers so you can protect your health and save all of your energy for getting settled into your new home.

Forgetting to Check the Forecast

Moving in bad weather is not impossible, but it definitely makes things more difficult. Make sure you take a look at the weather forecast a few days before you’re scheduled to move. If it looks like there will be bad storms, you may want to call the moving company and see if you should reschedule so your items aren’t damaged.
 
Now that you know which mistakes to avoid making, it’s time to contact the professionals at Eden’s Moving Company to start planning your move! Contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long distance moving services. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.