If you don’t spend a lot of time moving, you need to understand that it is a lot more difficult than you might think it is. Though putting things in boxes and transporting them may seem like the easiest thing in the world, the moment the process begins, that dream bubble pops and you come crashing down to reality. From unexpected weather, to incompetent movers, to simple missteps that, though easily avoided, can cost you hours of work, there are so many things that can make your moving day miserable, that it’s hard to get around them. Fortunately, I’m here to give you a few pointers to make sure your moving day goes as smoothly as possible. So, without further ado, don’t do these things when moving. Please, just…don’t; you’ll be a lot happier when all is said and done.
4. Don’t: Pack up the Day of—if you’re like many of us, you probably have a hard date that you absolutely have to be moved out on. If you’re like even more of us, this is the only day that you can move out. However, just because that’s the only day you can move out, does not mean you can’t start preparing! Pack things into boxes, organize everything by room arrangement, start throwing the small things—that won’t be going into the moving truck—into the vehicle which you will be using. If you get all of this stuff out of the way early, moving day will be much less stressful; however, if you don’t, you’ll be moving well into the night once that day finally arrives.
3. Don’t: Forget to Hire Movers: If you have a big home, or just a ton of things that you don’t see any way you and your friends can move in a timely manner, it might be a good idea to hire some movers. Though it will bump up the cost of your move considerably, if you have some extra money lying around and you want to make your moving day as low-stress as possible, movers can get the stuff out of your home and into the new one quickly, with little-to-no grief whatsoever.
2. Don’t: Move by Yourself: If you don’t hire movers, at least do yourself the favor of calling your close friends over to help you move out. If there is one thing that is more true than anything else in the moving world, it is the fact that moving is not a one person job. It takes a tactical effort of at least 5+ people (more if your home is huge), and even then you may be taking a while. Thus, call your friends, buy some pizza and beer, and get everyone to work. Your back will thank you for it, and you might actually get out of there on time!
1. Don’t: Clean the Day Of: Yes, I understand that cleaning an entire home is difficult, and I understand that you “really don’t want to do it”; but, if you opt to clean as you’re moving out, you are going to have a bad time. More likely than not, you’re going to have multiple people moving you out (particularly if you’ve followed the tips above); if you are cleaning, you’ll be getting in their way, causing distractions, and overall slowing the move down. Even worse, even if you aren’t “in the way” per se, the trash that hasn’t been picked up will be, and you may actually wind up getting someone hurt! Knowing this, please, please, please, PLEASE get everything cleaned up before you start moving out. You’ll cause a lot less stress, and you won’t cause any injuries.
Tyler Fleck is an experienced mover that has moved one too many times, and gets very annoyed at random things that people do. He is also an awesome blogger who has had his work published all over the web; email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more information, or just visit EZ Move for more Tucson Local Movers and other moving services.