The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Moving Last Minute

If you're one of the many people who tend to wait until the last minute to move, you're likely making at least one of these common mistakes. Moving is stressful enough without adding these extra problems to the mix. Read on to learn the top 10 most common mistakes people make when moving last minute to make sure you avoid these on moving day. That said, let's get started!

common mistakes people make when moving last minute

 

Mistake #1 - Not planning ahead

This is the number one mistake people make when moving last minute. Moving is not something you can just wing and expect everything to go smoothly. You need to at least have some kind of plan in place so you know what needs to be done and when. Otherwise, you'll likely end up forgetting something important or feeling completely overwhelmed on moving day. To ensure that this doesn't happen , sit down a few weeks before your move and make a list of everything that needs to be done. This way, you can take care of everything in a timely manner and avoid feeling overwhelmed on the big day.

Mistake #2 - Not packing properly

Packing is one of the most important aspects of moving. If you don't pack properly, your belongings are more likely to get damaged in transit. Plus, you'll probably end up wasting a lot of time unpacking and repacking things that could have been packed more efficiently in the first place. As a result,  it's important to take your time when packing and make sure everything is securely packed before loading it onto the truck.

Mistake #3 - Not hiring professional help

Trying to do everything yourself is a recipe for disaster. If you're short on time, the best thing you can do is hire professional help. This way, you can focus on other aspects of the move and leave the heavy lifting to someone else.

Mistake #4 - Not getting rid of unnecessary items

One of the biggest mistakes people make when moving last minute is failing to get rid of unnecessary items . If you're short on time, you don't want to be bogged down by things you don't need. Take some time to go through your belongings and get rid of anything you  don't absolutely need. This will save you time and money in the long run.

Mistake #5 - Not protecting your belongings

If you don't take the time to properly protect your belongings, they're more likely to get damaged in transit. Fragile items should be packed with care and labeled accordingly. If you have larger items, be sure to secure them properly so they don't shift during the move .

Mistake #6 - Not having a backup plan

Things rarely go according to plan, especially when you're moving last minute. That's why it's important to have a backup plan in place in case something goes wrong. For example, you should have a list of alternative storage  options in case your original storage plans fall through. Essentially , you should have a contingency plan for every aspect of the move to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Mistake #7 - Not staying organized

Staying organized is key when you're moving last minute. If you're not careful, things can quickly get out of hand. Make sure to keep a list of what needs to be done and where your belongings are at all times. This will save  you a lot of headaches in the long run.

Mistake #8 - Not staying calm

It's easy to get overwhelmed when you're moving last minute. But it's important to stay calm and focus on what needs to be done. If you start to feel frazzled, take a few deep breaths and remind yourself that everything will be okay .

Mistake #9 - Not being flexible

Moving at the last minute often requires you to be flexible. If something doesn't go according to plan, don't stress out. Just roll with the punches and adjust your plans accordingly. Ultimately,  the goal is to get everything done and to your new home safely so just focus on the job at hand.

Mistake #10 - Not enjoying the process

All in all, last minute moving doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. If you stay organized and focus on the positive, you might just find that you enjoy the process . After all, moving is a new adventure!

Just be sure to avoid the common mistakes listed above and you'll be well on your way to a successful move. We hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions or would like some assistance with your move, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help!

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