5 Mistakes People Make on Moving Day

Jun 15, 2020 | Moving Blog, Moving Mistakes, Tips

Moving can be an overwhelming experience with lots of considerations to be made. Proper planning is vital for making a local or long-distance move as easy as possible, but there are some common things that get looked over. 

Here are five mistakes you should avoid when moving day arrives. If you need help with packing, moving, or storing your belongings we can help. 

Not Labelling Boxes

This seems pretty basic, but you’d be surprised how many people choose to skip out on labeling their boxes. If you’ve hired a local moving team, they need to know where to put your boxes and which ones should be handled with care.

also makes the unpacking process a lot easier, so do yourself a favor and label your boxes as you pack.

Not Planning for Breaks

It can be tempting to try and get all the moving done at once, but you should plan for breaks throughout the day so you and your friends/family don’t get too worn out. This will keep you and your helpers energetic, and it’ll put everyone in a better mood. 

You’re most likely going to need a break anyways, and planning for them will take the stress off of everyone. 

Unevenly Weighting the Trailer

This is more of a problem for smaller moving trailers, but putting too much stuff on one side, or not securing everything in the trailer, will cause it to bounce or sway from side to side. 

It’s really unsafe to drive a moving trailer that isn’t properly weighted, so make sure to put an even amount of weight on both sides and secure everything as best you can. 

Not Downsizing

Packing is the perfect time to minimize your belongings. It helps you think about what you really need and what’s just going to take up space in your new home. Think about everything before you pack it up, and make sure you’re just holding onto the things you need or things that make you happy. 

If you aren’t sure you want to throw away or donate some items, but you don’t want them to take up room in your new home, Element Moving and Storage offers short-term and long-term storage with high security at a price you can afford. 

Trying to do it on Your Own

Don’t try to DIY your own move. Odds are, you’re going to need help loading, unloading, and transporting furniture. Even if you can do it on your own, why take on all that stress? 

Call up some friends and family, or enlist the help of an experienced moving team. 

Make Your Move A Breeze with Element Moving and Storage

With Element Moving and Storage at your side, you can stop stressing about your move. We’ll work with you to make a plan for moving day, and our team will handle as much as you want us to, including packing, loading, moving, and unloading. If you’d like, we can even unpack your belongings based on your specifications. 

We also offer high-security storage for anything you can’t fit into your new home. Contact us today for a free quote on our excellent services!