Moving soon? You know that you need to start packing up your things, but it’s good to have a moving plan to help make the job easier and help you avoid mistakes. 🙅⠀
We've compiled a list of the most common mistakes we've seen people make when moving.
1. Not Asking for Help
At the top of your moving checklist should be to secure help. You only do yourself a disservice if you try to pack up and move everything that you own all by yourself. Asking for assistance from a moving company can make your move run much more efficiently.
2. Picking a Moving Company Based Only on Price
Moving companies vary not only in price but in service. It may be tempting to go with the company that offers the lowest price. However, the cheapest option isn’t always the best option.
Unscrupulous and fly-by-night contractors often cut corners when they perform their work so that they can move on to their next project as quickly as possible. Do your research. Read customer reviews and recommendations and choose a reputable company that offers a clear breakdown of prices based on the extent of services offered.
3. Booking Your Moving Company Late
Booking your moving company late can often end up making your project much more time-sensitive and stressful than is necessary. It’s a good idea to book your move as soon as possible so that you have the time you need to plan and pack up your things properly.
4. Not Using the Proper Packing Materials
Not using the proper packing materials can often cost you much more than you expected, simply because your items can become damaged in transit. Using the proper materials such as bubble wrap and extra padding for your belongings can keep your possessions safe so that they arrive at your next destination intact.
5. Overpacking Boxes
It is tempting to jam as much stuff as possible into a box so that you have less of them to move. However, moving boxes are structured to fit a certain amount of items of a certain weight.
Overpacking a box can make it too heavy to lift, making it dangerous for yourself and/or the movers. Not only that, but an overstuffed box is also more prone to break, leaving your items to fall out and possibly get lost or damaged.
6. Choosing the Wrong Storage Unit
If you require a storage unit, it is important to research options carefully, including the ones offered by moving companies. If possible, you should take the time to tour several units that look promising. Look for a clean and secure space and read customer reviews to gauge the proper size you will need to store your items.
Avoid Moving Mistakes With Macho Movers
If you’re looking to move your home or business, the professionals at Macho Movers can help. Since 2016, we’ve been helping the people of Guelph, ON and the surrounding region make their moves as simple as possible with our highly trained and caring staff.
Don’t take on your next move alone. Call the pros at Macho Movers today at 519.830.4974 or send us a message through our Contact page.
We promise to handle your valuables with the utmost care from loading and delivery to unpacking and reassembly.
Make your move smoother by not making the same mistakes, read our blog today.