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Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid

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Did you know that the average person moves residences at least 10 times during their lifetime? While moving to a new place can be exhilarating, it is an exercise that takes a lot of time, energy, and effort. It can also be stressful and a lot of things can go wrong if you do not go about the process carefully.

There are numerous logical elements to handle before you can pack, move to the next location and start your new life. Moving is not as simple as it sounds. It is never a one-day affair like most people, especially those moving for the first time tend to think. It calls for proper preparation, usually months before the moving day. The better you are organized, the easier the process.

To help streamline the process, we have put a list of common mistakes that most movers make so that you do not experience the issues they bring as a result.

1. Scheduling Mistakes

There are numerous logistics to factor in when moving to a new house. However, the most important is scheduling. It is important to ensure that your departure and entrance date are in tandem so that you do not end up stuck without somewhere to stay. Keep in mind that some seasons are popular for moving, meaning you find it harder to get movers.

2. Overlooking Packing

We can all agree that packing up your possessions is the least exciting aspect of moving. It is not only tedious, and stressful, but it can be overwhelming when you have many items. However, the longer you put it off, the worse it gets. To make the process easier, pack a little as the moving day approaches. Start with items that you do not use regularly.

Any items left during the moving day will be handled by the movers.

3. Taking Everything with You

We can all agree that you have items in your house that you barely or never use. A big mistake would be to take them with you as you will only add clutter to your new house. Moving provides the best opportunity to declutter and only take the essential items. You can donate or sell these items, which will reduce the cost of moving.

4. Keeping Essentials Together

While you want all your possessions to be packed in a safe and organized manner, it is a major hassle to arrive at your new house only to notice you do not have everything you require readily available.

It is advisable to pack up the essentials in a separate bag or box that you can easily access when you first get to the new house. This way you will avoid an unnecessary trip to the store.


When relocating, you want to make the process exciting and not stressful. The last thing you want is to work yourself to death attempting to have everything in order. However, even if this is not your first time, you are no expert. That’s why it is advisable to hire professional movers. They will handle everything in an organized and safe manner as you focus on more important things.

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