Don’t Stress, Move Smarter: Avoiding 5 Common Moving Mistakes

Moving is exciting…and often a bit chaotic! Whether it’s a first apartment or your 5th home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and make moving mistakes that add stress and cost to your move. Brown Box Movers identifies the most common slip-ups and how to sidestep them.

Don't Stress, Move Smarter: Avoiding 5 Common Moving Mistakes

Mistake #1: Underestimating the Workload

  • The Problem: Thinking “I got this!” lulls you into procrastination, then a last-minute scramble. Packing always takes longer than you think.
  • The Solution: Start early! Create a timeline, tackle one room at a time, and don’t underestimate the power of decluttering as you go.

Mistake #2: Skimping on Supplies

  • The Problem: Running out of boxes, tape running low, fragile items wrapped in beach towels…it’s a recipe for damaged belongings and frustration.
  • The Solution: Use proper moving boxes (ask if your movers offer them for purchase). Overestimate how much tape, bubble wrap, etc., you’ll need.

Mistake #3: “I’ll Pack That Myself” with No Plan

  • The Problem: Boxes haphazardly filled lead to breakage or make unpacking a nightmare. And where DID you put the coffee maker?
  • The Solution: Label clearly! Use a system, like room-by-room with a box inventory list. Avoid moving mistakes by packing essentials last for easy access.

Mistake #4: Forgetting the Utilities

  • The Problem: Arriving to a dark, hot house (or no internet!) is no way to start life in your new place.
  • The Solution: Schedule shut-offs at your old place AFTER movers are gone, and turn-ons at the new place BEFORE your stuff arrives.

Mistake #5: Choosing Your Movers Based on Price Alone

  • The Problem: The cheapest quote might mean uninsured movers, hidden fees, or disappearing on moving day. Oof!
  • The Solution: Get multiple estimates, check licenses, read reviews, and ask about their process for any lost/damaged items.

How Brown Box Movers Helps You Avoid Moving Mishaps

We don’t just move boxes, we make your move easier:

  • Realistic Workload Assessments: Our pre-move walkthroughs prevent underestimating the job, ensuring the right team and truck size.
  • Pro Packing Supplies: We can supply the right boxes and packing materials to keep your belongings safe.
  • Organized Packing & Unpacking: Our experts can pack strategically, with detailed labeling that streamlines unpacking at the other end.
  • Clear Communication: No surprises on moving day! We communicate clearly on costs, timelines, and what to expect.
  • Reputable & Reliable: We’re licensed, insured, and our reviews speak for themselves – your move is in good hands.

Ready for a smoother move? Contact Brown Box Movers for a free moving consultation and let’s get your move on the right track!

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