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7 Crucial Moving Mistakes to Avoid

By James

Shifting from one home or business to another occupies your mind with a lot of tasks. You need to worry about packing, insurance details, bills, moving in day etc. While you juggle to accomplish all these tasks simultaneously, one is bound to make a few honest moving mistakes.

It can be difficult to keep track of everything. At Liffey Moving we have been in business for over 20 years. We have helped individuals and families move across the state and to new cities such as Chicago and LA. Because of this we know what you should be looking out for any because of that we have put together this list of moving mistakes to avoid.

Common Moving mistakes to avoid

1.Hiring the Wrong Moving Company

Choosing a moving company can be challenging but it is vital during your New York move. Different moving companies provide diverse moving services with unique pricing. Failing to do an appropriate background check on your moving company, can leave you with more problems than necessary. Thankfully, you can rely on Liffey Moving to not make any moving mistakes.

You just must look at our online reviews and the services we offer to understand that we are the right choice for you.

2.Postponing Tasks

Procrastination is the thief of time. If you have plenty of time to pack and get everything ready for the move is a big mistake. It makes you overlook certain tasks.

Relocating to a new home involves a lot of work. These tasks are tedious and need to be planned for in advance. The best way to go about it is to come up with a well-detailed checklist—a checklist aids in prioritizing tasks given the timeline for the move.

Start with the small mundane tasks and get them out of the way first. Remember to give yourself a break also. Avoid moving mistakes by taking plenty of rest also.

3.Opting to Move by Yourself

Some people think relocating without the help of a moving company is a cheaper option than hiring a professional mover. This is not necessarily true.

A DIY move is often not only expensive but also not safe. Unlike a reliable moving company, you may not have the necessary tools or resources for a smooth and easy move.

Doing it yourself may take longer and result in a lot of added stress that is not needed. Sure, help you moving company by packing and labelling correctly, but let the professionals take care of the rest.

We have seen the most moving mistakes when people decide to do it themselves. Just call us, we are happy to help.

4.Forgetting to Clear Out Waste

Not only does overpacking increase the cost of relocation, but it is also a waste of time and energy. As you plan to shift to your new home, this is the ideal time to get rid of what you will not need.

As you load items into their respective boxes, sort out what you no longer need and dispose of either through donation or a yard sale.

Have a yard sale or donate unwanted items to charity. Those old clothes and children’s toys will be much appreciated by someone else.

5.Using the wrong Packing Boxes

Using the appropriate moving boxes makes it easier to package items for your move. You do not want to be in a position where you realize you have the wrong box sizes on the day of the move. It will only make the whole moving process more exhausting.

Ensure you get the sizes of all your household items and pack them in the appropriate boxes beforehand.

Liffey Moving can supply you with a lot of the items you need for your move. Let us know what you need and what items you will be packing, and we can either supply or recommend the correct items for you.

6.Forgetting to Pack Your Essentials Bag

One of the most common moving mistakes is forgetting to pack a moving day essentials bag. You should do this before the D-day to avoid missing out on any essentials. Essentials include vital documents, medication, phone cables and chargers, jewellery, an extra pair of clothes, keys, and toiletries.  


Failing to get insurance for your valuable household items or buying the wrong insurance is another common moving mishap. Getting insurance for your items is vital if any of them is damaged or lost during the move. While selecting a moving company, be sure to enquire about their insurance coverage and opt for the one with a full cover.

Moving mistakes can be costly and time-consuming, let us take care of it for you.

Article written by James

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