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6 common moving mistakes and how to avoid them

July 26, 2019

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Moving into a new home in the Twin Cities is an exciting and busy time. There are so many things that can go wrong with a move, but here are the most common mistakes and how to avoid them.

Not giving yourself enough time

The most common mistake when moving is not giving yourself enough time. It shouldn't be too difficult to throw things in boxes, right? While it is easy to throw things in boxes, it's important to give yourself time to sort through your items and determine what you really need. You also want to take the time to pack efficiently and effectively. Make a strict schedule for yourself and do a little bit every single day. While it takes longer, it makes the move so much easier in the end and gives you peace of mind.

Avoid scheduling your move close to the day you close on a house or close to the move-out deadline. This will give you some buffer time if anything goes wrong and can ease a lot of your stress.

Not wrapping enough

Dishes are often packed incorrectly for a move. To prevent anything from breaking, dishes should be packed vertically with the heavier items always placed at the bottom of the box. Use bubble wrap, packing paper, and towels to wrap delicate items. Any empty space in the box will allow movement and breakage, so always try to fill empty space.

Not supporting top-heavy items

Don't overlook your top-heavy items when you're making a move. Items that have a lot of weight on top or those supported with narrow legs can break easily. When moving tables and pianos, place boxes underneath so the weight is not entirely on the legs. In the case that boxes and furniture shift during the move, the weight will be more evenly distributed and table legs are less likely to break off.

Keeping everything

It's easy for clothing, books, souvenirs, and kitchen utensils to build up in your home. The best time to get rid of stuff is during a move. Most of the things you haven't used for the past year or more will not be used in your new home. It's costly and a hassle to move items that aren't going to be used. This is the best time to get rid of those items by donating, throwing away, or hosting a garage sale.

Forgetting a first-night bag

Sometimes the things we use everyday are the easiest to forget about. Pack a first-night bag that includes all your toiletries, clothing, and electronics. Finding a toothbrush and toothpaste after a move can be like finding a needle in a haystack. After you pack your first night bag, keep it close and label it clearly so you don't lose it.

Not enough research on moving companies

Not all moving companies are equal. This is why you need to research online to find the moving company that best suits you and your needs. Ask your friends and family, read online reviews, or call up companies close to you. Make sure your moving company are licensed movers. A good moving company can make all the difference, so don't skip out on this step.

At AAA Movers, we have decades of experience and are with you every step of the way. If you're looking for a trusted Minneapolis mover, contact us today!

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