By / OVM TEAM
Ottawa Movers Reveal the Most Common Moving Mistakes
Avoid making these mistakes to make your move easier and more enjoyable
Ottawa movers know better than anyone how stressful moving can be. There is a lot to remember and organize in the days leading up to your big move. It’s easy to get scatter-brained, lose track of time, and overlook important details. As humans, when we’re stressed or under a lot of pressure, we become more likely to make tiny, avoidable mistakes – moving is no different. There are several common moving mistakes that Ottawa movers see all the time; however, the good news is that they’re avoidable.
The first step to avoiding these common mistakes is to be aware of them.
Not packing your essentials separately
Your moving day is coming to an end; you did it; you can see the light at the end of the tunnel! You’re getting ready to settle in for your first night in your new home – but wait, where are the toothbrushes? Forgetting to pack your essentials usually results in a late-night unpacking frenzy. Digging around for your necessities can be frustrating, exhausting, and it’s the last thing you’ll want to do after a long day of moving. Ottawa movers suggest packing your essentials or ‘first-night’ bags before your moving day and keep them with you or somewhere easily accessible.
Not making an inventory
Your Ottawa movers have moved in all of your boxes, and you’re delighted that you labelled them all according to which room they belong. While this is a great first step, however, now you have a pile of boxes labelled as ‘kitchen’ but no idea which box has your cheese grater or can opener. Save yourself time when you’re unpacking by taking an inventory of what items you’ve packed into each box. Not only will this be more time-efficient, but it will help you to keep track of your belongings and ensure that everything is accounted for.
Moving can be expensive, and more often than not, there are bound to be some unexpected expenses that come up. Ottawa movers say that neglecting to make a budget for your move can cost you, big time. You don’t need to budget down to the very last dollar; that’s quite difficult. However, having a good idea of where your money is going will prevent you from overspending or losing control of your finances.
Ottawa Movers’ #1 mistake to avoid when moving: Procrastinating
Perhaps one of the worst mistakes you can make when moving is waiting until the very last minute, especially when it comes to booking and choosing a moving company or moving truck. Ottawa movers deal with last minute bookings all the time, and while you may get lucky, it’s not unlikely for your ideal day and timeslot to be unavailable. Hoping that everything will ‘work out’ or ‘come together on its own’ is a recipe for disaster.
Preparing for your move ahead of time and avoiding the other mistakes listed above is crucial for a successful move. While it may not necessarily make your move easy, it’ll most definitely make it easier. You’ll thank yourself in the long run.