Moving is stressful, but you can make it even more frustrating by making some common mistakes. Fortunately, Moving You is here to help with moving tips and advice to avoid the most common pitfalls.
Okay, most of us enjoy the snooze button, but on moving day, this is just asking for headaches. The last thing you need is to be running around when the movers are due to arrive. Ideally, you should be prepared for a potentially exhausting day by getting a great night’s sleep. However, don’t be tempted to catch an extra half an hour of napping, unless you want to be woken to the sound of the movers ringing the doorbell.
Even if you have moving help, it is never a good idea to assume that you will have time to finish packing as you wait for the movers. While you may have one or two items to put in your emergency box, all of your packing should be complete by the time you wake up on moving day. This will give you time to have breakfast and get ready for the day.
While experienced movers can handle special items, it is a good idea to keep irreplaceable items with you, rather than loading them into the truck. Although movers insurance can cover antiques and other items of value, it won’t help if your family heirloom or photographs are lost or damaged.
If you do have high value items, you should prearrange additional insurance coverage from your movers. Basic insurance offers minimal protection, so it is a good idea to upgrade for full coverage. Even the most experienced of professionals can have accidents, so you need to know that all of your items can be replaced or repaired at no cost to you.
While empty rooms with no rugs can be a great place for kids to slide, this is not appropriate when you have movers carrying heavy items out of your home. Moving is filled with hidden dangers, so you need to ensure that your children are out of harm’s way. Ideally, have a friend or relative look after the children during the move, but if this is not possible, keep them in a safe area. The last thing you want on moving day is a visit to the emergency room as one of your small children has been tripped over.
Finally, you need to think about what you are wearing on moving day. While you may want to look your best, high heels and designer clothes are not the best attire for a move. You need to think about being safe and comfortable. Ideally, your clothing will be breathable, flexible and well fitting. They should also have pockets to keep your cell phone, keys and money close at hand.
If you need further moving tips, speak to a member of the Moving You team. We can provide you with moving help including connecting you with a moving company that has the expertise to meet your unique requirements.