4 Common Moving Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

By James G on 02/15/2021

At some point in time, you are going to find yourself moving throughout the city or further afield. It can be a stressful and time-consuming affair, but with experts on your side and a little helpful information, you can make the process easier.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of four common moving mistakes and how to avoid them.

1. Not hiring a babysitter when moving

Moving is a process that requires commitment and watching your children at the same may not be a great idea. Having a babysitter will allow you to focus, declutter and ensure safety for your children. This is especially true on moving day.

Having a team of New York movers in your home will require your full attention so we often recommend having a babysitter booked in advance.

Before the actual moving day, be sure to hire a babysitter to take care of the children. This will let you hold your full attention to the actual process.

2. You have no idea where you packed your essentials

So, you’ve packed up, everything is safely stored away, and you’ve hired the best NY moving company. The problem now, you don’t know what boxes contain your essential items.

Before moving, look for all your essentials. These are items you can’t do without, your shaver, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste (commonly overlooked!), and other cosmetic items that automatically fall in this category. Put all these items in a well-labelled and easy to locate box.

This will help the Liffey Van Lines team and yourself. Unpacking can take a few days and having the essential items on hand will make life much easier. And what's worse than unpacking? The debris and empty boxes that are left over, unless you have cats that like to play and sit in boxes, you're going to hate the sight of those boxes.

3. The ‘I can do this myself’ attitude

Saving money is always a good strategy when doing anything. In some instances, it's a terrible idea, this right here is one of those occasions where you shouldn't make your decisions based on saving money.

If you are tempted to skimp on hiring a moving company, your best bet is to round up your friends to do the job & reward them with pizza. There isn’t an end to the kind of mistakes you can make from using the wrong packaging methods, scuffing walls, breaking furniture, improper labelling to damaging fragile goods, and your back! Your back is a fragile good!

Always look for a reputable moving company in any case to help with the packing and transport process. Liffey Moving has been in business for over 45 years, we have the experience and knowhow to make sure your New York move is the most efficient it can be.

4. You simply don’t want to let things go

This mistake often leads to people packing items they don’t necessarily need, which ends up costing more and complicating the process. You may have amassed quite the inventory in your current place and letting some of these items go tends to be hard.

Separating out your belongings into three boxes marked 'keep', 'lose' and 'don't know' will give you an idea of what you will end up taking to your new place. Remember you have the chance of starting afresh at your new home.

Though these are some simple ideas they are often overlooked in the bigger scheme of moving.

For further information from the best New York moving company, get in touch with the team straight away.

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