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Avoid These Moving Day Mistakes


With moving day fast approaching, it’s important to ensure you have all your ducks in a row so you can avoid stressful situations. One big way to lower stress is to avoid these moving day mistakes. Check out these moving day tips and what not to do.


Wait Till the Last Minute

You will regret putting off your packing and organizing tasks once moving day hits. Instead of putting things off, come up with a timeline of tasks that you can check off as you do them.  Make a plan, gather supplies, and downsize as you go.

Be a Hoarder

Many people make the mistake of taking too much stuff with them – a lot of which is just plain junk. You pay for what you move, so it makes sense to save money and purge beforehand. It also slows down your move. This is why it’s a good idea to de-clutter your house before you pack. Think about what you really need, and get rid of the rest. You will thank yourself later.

Fail to Organize Your Boxes

You already know you need plenty of boxes and packing supplies on hand, but there’s more to it than that. You have to have a plan for making sure those boxes stay organized. This includes labeling boxes by contents and destination room. You will save yourself a lot of time and hassle once you arrive in the new place.

Forget to Turn on the Utilities

The last thing you want to do is walk into your new home and find that there’s no electricity, wi-fi or cable. Call your utility company a few weeks ahead of time to ensure they know when to turn off service in your old place and when to turn it on in the new one. 

Forget to Pack a Survival Box

To ensure you have easy access to the things you need the most in the first day, pack a survival box. Pack one for each family member and include “survival gear” such as favorite snacks, a change of clothes and underwear, essential toiletries, medications, chargers, and electronics. 

Neglect Transportation For Your Pet 

When bringing pets with you on your move, you’ll have to think about how you’ll transport them safely. Different types of pets have different needs, so whether you have a cat, dog or snake, make arrangements well beforehand. 

Neglect Keeping Important Documents Safe

Everyone has important documents and valuables that they need to safeguard during a relocation. From insurance and stock papers to bank statements and birth certificates, make sure you keep these all in one safe place, such as a file folder. You’ll also want to keep cash, valuables and jewelry on your person during the move. Do not put those items on the truck.

Contact Moving Brothers

The Moving Brothers team does all it can to ensure moving day is stress-free and calm. Why not give us a call today or click for a free estimate? 

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