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Common Mistakes to Avoid on Moving Day

June 22, 2020 | Moving Guides & Tips

There’s a lot of preparation that goes into moving day. From packing your belongings to researching moving companies, you’ve probably completed a long to-do list when the big day finally rolls around. Make all of your hard work pay off by avoiding the following moving day mistakes! 

Common mistakes to avoid on moving day 

Sleeping in 

Waking up feeling rushed and stressed is never a good way to start your day. However, it is especially upsetting on moving day. Even if you provide yourself with enough time, there’s a good chance you’ll feel stressed. So, wake up with enough time to enjoy your coffee and properly prepare for the day. Try your best not to hit that snooze button!

Letting your pets and young children run around 

Do you have pets or small children? Don’t let them roam free on moving day. Keep your pets in a crate, and make plans for your kiddos on moving day; maybe a playdate or spending the day with a family member. This is especially important if you’ve hired a moving company. They’ll need a path to move your belongings safely. 

Not practicing self care 

With so much to do on moving day, it can be easy to neglect self care. Remember to eat well, drink enough water and take breaks. Taking care of yourself will allow you to be more efficient and focused! 

Neglecting the final walk-through 

After a long day of packing, moving and working your way through to-do lists, there’s a good chance that the last thing you want to do is scour your house, again, for items left behind. Try your best to muster up the motivation to look through your house one last time. You don’t want to leave anything behind! Remember to check spaces like attics, cupboards and basements. 

Not packing an essentials box

Your essentials box will include everything you need to have access to during your first 24 hours in your new home. Items you should have in your essentials box include toiletries, medications and a change of clothes.

Aside from all these moving day mistakes, the biggest mistake you can make is hiring the wrong moving company. To ensure moving day goes smoothly, get in touch with Wheaton! We will provide you with a comfortable, efficient and hassle-free experience. Looking for a friendly driver and a reliable crew? Contact Wheaton today!

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