Moving Mistakes to Avoid

To help your move go a little bit more smoothly and make it as stress free as possible, we recommend avoiding these mistakes made when moving:
1. Failing to research your mover
Thoroughly check your moving company before committing to a contract. Have you examined their record/score with the Better Business Bureau? Did you check their references and/or reviews?
2. Spending too much on packing
Boxes and newspaper are easy to come by, and often free of charge. Spend a little extra time scrounging to save money on packing supplies. (grocery stores or liquor stores are a good place to start)
3. Packing heavy items in large boxes
Heaviest items should always go in the smallest possible boxes. (liquor store boxes are great for this) Your back, shoulders and legs will thank you later.
4. Forgetting to take measurements
Make sure to measure the clearance space in your new residence prior to moving day. You don’t want to arrive at your new home only to find that your furniture won’t fit through the front door.
5. Packing flammable, explosive or corrosive materials
You’ll be in violation of the law and put yourself and your movers in danger.
6. Losing your movers contact information and contract.
It is essential if you have any problems along the way, so treat this information with care.
7. Leaving outside of boxes blank
Label your boxes thoroughly. Include handling instructions, information on the box’s contents, and the room it’s destined for in your new home.
9. Communicating unclearly with your movers
Give clear, precise instructions to your movers on the items that will or will not be moved. Labeling the furniture that will be left behind will help insure that these items do not get moved.
10. Forgetting to change your address
You can visit the Canadian Postal Service and the United States Postal Service website and change your address online. (a lot easier than standing in line at the post office)