Things to Avoid When Moving

Moving isn't fun for anyone. You can make it easier on yourself, though. Just read this article to find out what things you should avoid when moving.
Things to Avoid When Moving

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Moving isn’t easy. And let’s not forget that it saps a lot of your time and energy. Not only do you have to organize all of your things when packing, but you also have to organize them when putting them in your new place. We’re going to make it easier for you and tell you about some things you should avoid when moving.

1- Being disorganized

You might be one of those people who think to make a list takes too much time and isn’t even useful. But be careful, it could be more helpful than you might guess. You ought to make one containing all the objects you want to take with you. You’ll be grateful you did when you start to put your things into boxes.

Several moving boxes in a room.

This task also involves being aware of everything you have in your house. This is especially true if you have a large house. Often, you might not even know what you have.

You should also start to decide what you want to take with you and what things you want to throw out.

2- Not telling companies about your move

With all the things to remember when people move, it’s not uncommon for them to forget to tell their utility companies about it. Remember that you and your old dwelling may be linked to your water, gas, electric, or insurance company.

Forgetting to inform your insurance company is one thing to avoid when moving.

Now it’s time for you to decide whether you want to inform them where you’re going to next or not. If you don’t, then you can just close the contract and get a new one with another company in your new home.

3- Not labeling your boxes

Before starting to move boxes around, remember that you should label each of your boxes. Once you’ve completed your move, finding an object can be a real problem if you haven’t organized your inventory beforehand.

A woman numbering a box not doing this is something to avoid when moving.

We recommend that you use two different designations for your boxes:

That way you’ll have a simple and functional organizational system.

4- Going it alone

Even though you might live by yourself, you shouldn’t try moving by yourself. Remember that it takes a lot of effort to move. If you try to move everything by yourself, it’ll take twice as much time as if you have help.

Many boxes in a room ready for moving.

That’s why your friends or family can help you with your more. You can ask them to assist you with wrapping up your heavy objects, moving them safely, and unloading them into your new place. That’ll make things much easier for you.

If this isn’t possible for you, there are companies that help you move. If you choose to go that route, we recommend you pick a professional company. After all, your belongings are valuable to you.

5- Not cleaning your new place before the move

When you move, you shouldn’t put your things in your new home without cleaning it first. That goes for furniture as well as any other belonging you may have brought with you.

A man forgetting something when moving.

During the move, your stuff is going to get dirty. We recommend you do a general clean of the new place before putting furniture and other objects into it. That’ll make the cleaning process after the move much easier and cheaper.

Likewise, another one of the things you should avoid when you move is not cleaning your old place.

6. Leaving everything until the last minute

Organizing a whole move at the last minute is something to avoid when moving. You’ll feel overwhelmed by the countless boxes you have to organize. Not to mention everything you have to put in them!

A bunch of cleaning supplies and materials.

We know that sometimes you don’t have time to plan. Yet you should always start to organize things as early as possible. That way, when the time comes, you’ll need to do last-minute packing for only a few of your belongings.

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