4 Mistakes People Make When Moving

moving - boxes - packing - labelingHow much easier would moving be if we were robots? Lifting and carrying heavy objects would be a simple task, and we'd have double the time to finish the more important moving chores without stressing yourself out. What are some of the most common mistakes people make when moving that lead to more stress? Household moves become stressful for a variety of reasons, but here are some of the most common things people forget.

Common Mistake #1: Forgetting a Moving Checklist

Most commonly, people forget to organize their time properly through a household checklist. We must understand how a checklist helps us. First, it organizes our time so that we spend less time on trivial matters to lead to a successful household move. Second, it helps you follow through with a plan that takes you from one step into the next. Sometimes people get confused about the move-related tasks they face, but with a checklist, you simply roll from one task over into the next. In this way, you don't lose time through mismanagement of your weeks and have to catch up later.

Common Mistake #2: Forget to Collect the Necessary Records and Documents

The time it takes to move from one home into the next often demands a generous allotment of a lot of hours and heart-felt effort. The time should not only be turned to one or two tasks but to a score of jobs. Many times, people get lost in the beehive of activity and forget some of the less pressing issues like a failure to transfer their child's school records over to the next educational facility.

In addition, you should ask for all the necessary medical documents to help you register with a new healthcare provider. Other important documents you should include are:

  • Housing
  • Legal
  • Employment
  • Motor vehicle
  • Medical
  • School
  • Moving documents

You should place these documents in a single area and never hand your most essential papers to a mover.

Common Mistake #3: Forgetting to Pack the Essentials Box

People often forget to pack an essentials box filled with precious valuables that they need access to immediately after a move. You don't want to have to look through scores of boxes to find nothing. A failure to pack a survival kit can lead to complications later. Some of the items you should bring include:

  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Hand tools
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Dental hygiene products
  • Dish soap

Common Mistake #4: Forgetting to Label All the Packing Boxes

A lot of people forget to label their packing boxes or they underestimate the value of finding their boxes as needed. Labeling cardboard boxes should be looked at as essential to the packing process because every box looks the same, which can make it hard to tell one from the next. Once you have delivered the boxes to your new home, it can go a long way knowing where each item has been stored. Especially if you have movers taking the boxes, you won't know which room each box has been taken.

These are some of the most common things people forget about when packing up and moving, and forgetting to do these things can wind up costing you more in extra stress. Even if you choose a professional mover, such as A-1 Freeman Moving Group, our services take away the burden of moving the boxes, but you still want to keep your valuables organized because you will have to deal with this after the move has taken place. With the proper organization skills, you can avoid a lot of stress and have a smooth move…. even if you aren’t a robot.