When it comes to moving, there’s a lot of preparation that comes with it. It’s not often that someone decides to move last minute, packs their things, and takes off. If you are one to prepare, it’s important to know the best ways and to be aware of the common mistakes before you get started. Daymakers Moving & Storage wants to make sure that your move goes smoothly, so we’re going to let you in on 5 major moving mistakes to avoid.

  • Lack of Disposal 

Before you start packing boxes and labeling them, make sure that you actually want the things you are packing. Set a few days aside and rent a dumpster to fully purge your home of unwanted items and garbage. This will also give you more space to pack the belongings you plan on moving as well.

  • Calling a Moving Company Last Minute

Calling moving companies last minute is equivalent to running around like a chicken with its head cut off. You’ll end up going through a number of companies and eventually just settling for the one that happens to have an opening. For best rates and to keep a steady plan, call in advance, get a quote, be prepared.

  • Not Researching Your Moving Company

Researching moving companies has become easier and easier these days with Google reviews, Facebook, Yelp, you name it. There are so many ways to find out what other people thought about the companies and how each process is implemented. You don’t want to hire a company that is super cheap and then come to find out that they’re known for not properly wrapping furniture. 

  • Not Knowing What to do with Your Pets

Moving day consists of movers coming in and out of your house with doors wide open. If you have a dog, a cat, or an animal that can escape, it’s smart to figure out what to do with them before moving day. Think about friends and family that might be able to watch them or make sure someone is present that can hold them while the truck is being loaded.

  • Forgetting to Pack a Bag of Essentials

When it’s moving day, all of your belongings will be packed and ready to be loaded onto a truck. So, that means you do not have access to those items until you’ve unpacked them in your new home! Forgetting to pack a bag of essentials is a big mistake. You’ll want to make sure you have some snacks, comfortable clothing, glasses/contact lenses and solution, phone chargers, etc. This bag will be a life-saver.

If you’re planning a move and currently live in the Twin Cities Metro, Western Wisconsin, and Chippewa Valley areas – reach out for a free quote today! Daymakers Moving & Storage Company are your go-to Twin Cities movers. Whether you’re planning a residential move or a long-distance move, we’re ready to help you get started. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!