What mistakes could one possibly make with something as innocent as moving, right? Wrong. There are a lot of things that can go wrong when moving; these are mistakes that we’ve seen over and over in our years as professional movers.
You’ll want to steer clear of these mistakes unless you want to badly injure someone, waste time, or lose your moving contract altogether.
Not Planning Ahead
Moving isn’t something a spur-of-the-moment decision. It’s something you have to plan weeks, if not days, in advance. Everything should be packed and ready to go the day before you ask the movers to come in.
Also, make sure that your movers don’t have to wait when they arrive to pick things up. All your prep should be done way in advance. If the movers are outside your house and you’re still scrambling to get things into boxes, you’re doing it wrong.
Not Getting Children and Pets Out of the Way
Moving is an exhausting, tiring process that requires all your attention. If you have kids, make sure you send them to stay with a friend or a grandparent one day before the move.
You don’t want a child or a pet hanging around on the day of the move, and not because they’re demanding. It’s for their own safety, because when you’re moving things around, lifting heavy objects, and transporting fragile items to the moving trucks, you could potentially injure the little ones.
Tripping and falling, stumbling over, or having something fall on them is very possible, and you really don’t want an injured child or pet on moving day if you can avoid it.
Not Researching Your Moving Company
If you’re putting your faith in someone who’s transporting all your belongings and valuables to an entirely different location, you need to know for a fact that they will do the job right.
Read up on any client testimonials they have on their website. If there is no website, this is a red flag, and you might want to get in touch with them at least once, in person, before going ahead with it.