Of all the potential moving missteps, this one is the most common. Boxes can easily be improperly filled and become too heavy, or be loosely filled causing their contents to be damaged in transit. There can also be a failure to pack similar items (kitchen, bath, etc.) together, creating more work when you start unpacking.
However, poor packing encompasses more than just the improper filling of moving boxes. It can also include leaving yourself too little time to pack. Decide how much time you need to pack and then add a week to it. You never realize just how many things you own until you start packing them up! Giving yourself some extra time will also allow you to spend more time going through your belongings, so that you can donate or sell items that you don't want to bring to your new place.
Failure to Protect Furniture
You'd be surprised at how many people don't even think about the importance of protecting their furniture and other items during a move. Furniture can be scratched and mirrors can be broken. No one wants to arrive at their new home and find their most valuable piece of furniture scuffed up! The risk of damage like this can be lessened with protective measures like using moving blankets to protect your items. Our team of experts at Greater Austin Moving take care of this for you, so that you can rest assured that your belongings will arrive at their new home in the same pristine shape they were in prior to transit.
And lastly, another thing our expert team pays close attention to help you avoid is the final item on this list of moving mistakes.
If you think we simply load your boxes and furniture as they come out just to fill up every open spot in the truck, we assure you there is a fine art to this seemingly simple, yet critically important, step in the moving process. The routine bumps of travel can wreak havoc on items that have not been loaded properly. Packing everything in like sardines in a can is not the proper way to load a moving truck.
Weight has to be considered and distributed properly to prevent the entire load from shifting. And we haven't even mentioned the subject of grouping various items together so that they are easier to sort when removing from the truck.
Thankfully, when you hire our team of pros, you are assured of avoiding these common moving mistakes. Reaching out to our team at Greater Austin Moving can be a wise and economical choice. Our expert Austin movers know how to pack, protect, load, and move items expertly yet at reasonable prices. When you weigh the investment of hiring a mover against the potential damage to your belongings, the choice to hire one of many reputable Austin movers is sensible and wise. Contact us today for a free quote, and see how we can make your next move Greater!