Common Moving Mistakes

At Heroes Moving and Storage, we fully understand how stressful a move can be. It is part of our job to make things easier and less stressful for our customers. This includes providing the knowledge we have gained over the years to educate our customers on moving and packing tips and guides. It has also allowed us to offer some of the best Richmond moving services.

Gaining the knowledge we have didn’t come without its challenges. But through those challenges, we have learned some common moving mistakes and how to avoid them. With just a few steps of preparation, many moving mistakes can be avoided. Here are some of the most common mistakes we have seen. 

Moving Mistakes to Avoid

The last thing you will want to do is add another project or task to your list because something was forgotten or not done. Here are some tips to help avoid that from happening during your next move. 

Forgot to Declutter

This is a big one. If you don’t declutter beforehand, then unpacking your new home just turned into a bigger project. Without decluttering before you pack, you might be bringing unnecessary items with you, which is just more baggage to carry. Having extra boxes and other items can also add to the cost of your move. This is why decluttering is key to staying organized during packing and ensuring that you only pack what you intend to keep. 

Not Enough Packing Materials

When you start packing, it might seem easy to fill up the boxes. What’s not easy is calculating how many boxes you might need. Our customers can read our Packing Supplies List or check out our Packing Starter Kits. We offer an assortment of packing kits, which are:

  • Brave Starter Kit – For a studio apartment
  • Courageous Starter Kit – For a 1-bedroom
  • Fearless Starter Kit – For a 2-bedroom
  • Honest Starter Kit – For a 3-bedroom
  • Inspirational Starter Kit – For a 4-bedroom
  • Noble Starter Kit – For a 5-bedroom 

Using one of our starter kits can help ensure you have the basics. You can then add additional materials for other rooms or common areas. This will also help you stay organized and have enough packing supplies for the house.

Waiting Too Long to Pack

Procrastination is one of the most common packing mistakes when it comes to moving. It can cause unnecessary stress and make your day a little more difficult. This is why our Richmond residential movers recommend starting sooner rather than later when it comes to packing up your belongings. It is a time-consuming task that can be easily pushed off, but stress-packing can cause residents to become unorganized or even forget to pack things. 

Don’t Forget to Pack Your Valuables Properly

Another common moving mistake is not knowing how to pack fragile items. Our experts have seen this many times. Residents pack their valuables improperly, and by the time they get to their new homes, they are damaged or even broken. This is why it is so important to have the correct packing supplies and knowledge of how to protect your belongings. 

Here are a few additional ways to avoid common moving mistakes:

  • Don’t forget to pack an essentials bag for your first night in your new home
  • Make sure the new space is measured properly for the furniture you will be putting in it 
  • Label all the boxes properly, especially if they are fragile, including what room they go in
  • Notify the post office of your change in address
  • Secure any parking permits needed, both where you are moving from and moving to
  • Research moving insurance

Don’t Wait Too Long to Book Us!

We try to make every move happen for residents looking to use our services, but unfortunately, once we are booked, we can only help if there is a cancellation. To avoid that, book us earlier. We offer customers free estimates once they give us the move date. This allows us to check our availability so we can let them know our availability and work it out. We take pride in helping residents move to and around our community, and we want you to be the next. Don’t wait too long to book. Contact us today!