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Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Most people in New York City have now become experts in moving from one place to another mainly due to the necessity of doing it many times. However, for those who are new to the process and don’t know anything above moving, it can be stressful. Don’t make silly mistakes that can be avoided, even if they are super common. Here are the most-common, most easily avoidable mistakes people make when moving.

Packing Too Much

Some people cannot let go of stuff because of the nostalgia they associate with it. This is one of the most common mistakes that people who are moving commit which can very easily be avoided. The average New Yorker moves every six months, so not traveling lightly can result in lots of excess, unnecessary stress. This also results in higher costs to move stuff that’s not needed. Solution: organize your belongings ahead of time! Make decisions on what will stay and what will go. What goes can be donated, or even sold on eBay and Craigslist.

Mishandling valuables

Valuables can easily be misplaced or damaged during a moving process. Therefore, it is important to make sure that these valuables are handled correctly. Taking inventory, wrapping fragile items, and utilizing storage are great ways to protect your valuables. Check out our guide on protecting valuables for more tips and tricks.

Overestimating Time

People who are new to moving often overestimate the time they have at hand and end up rushing the process in the end. It is necessary to begin planning at least a month before you move. A moving checklist might be an even better idea to guarantee that nothing is missed or forgotten in the end.

Not Labeling Boxes

People often tend to forget or neglect labelling boxes they pack. It is very important to label boxes after they are done being packed. It allows for better handling of the items and helps distinguish between items that need care or that need to be kept apart from other items due to their fragility. Labelling boxes also helps differentiate items of day to day use from those that are not needed frequently so that even if unpacking in the new house takes time, items of day to day use can be easily found.

Not Scheduling Properly

While sometimes moving cannot be expected or foreseen, other times it is obvious when moving will be required or necessary. Therefore, it is important to properly schedule the process before moving. Most people fail to take this factor into consideration. Some common problems that proper scheduling will avoid is having movers booked and available when there is a lot of demand for movers and avoiding paying surcharges on rent for staying extra.

Not Considering the Weather

While there is no such thing as a moving weather or non-moving weather, the process does move smoother and faster when the sky is clear. In case there are unforeseen weather changes, proper planning should be done. Follow these tips for moving during the winter and other inclement weather to prepare for this.

Not researching a mover thoroughly

When it comes to paying people to move items from one place to another, proper research should be put into it. When people choose movers, they look for the cheapest available option for their budget range neglecting the background or quality of the moving company they choose. Metropolis Moving has gained a reputation as one of New York City’s most reputable, reliable professional moving services. Don’t just take our word for it, check out what our customers have to say about us.

Not hiring movers for the grunt work

Some people, in the hope to save some money, move everything by themselves without considering hiring professional movers to help with the moving. It might be a feasible option for someone who doesn’t have a lot of heavy furniture or equipment to move. However, for those who do, it is not worth the money saved. Especially when moving heavy items such as safes, it becomes even more necessary to hire professional movers. You’ve got more important things to focus on, so let us do the heavy lifting. Get a quote today.

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