Moving Without the Stress: How to Avoid Common Moving Nightmares 

Dated: October 30 2023

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Moving is a stressful time for everyone involved, but it doesn’t have to be. By avoiding common moving nightmares, you can make your move as stress-free and organized as possible. In this blog post, we’ll outline five common relocation nightmares and how to avoid them. 


Not Labeling Moving Boxes or Taking Inventory

One of the worst relocation nightmares is not labeling your boxes or taking inventory of what you are packing. It can take hours to unpack when all your boxes look the same, and you don’t know what is in each one. To stay organized, label each box with its contents and take pictures of all items before they go into the box so you can keep track of what you’ve packed. Additionally, write an inventory list that includes everything in each box so that if something goes missing during the move, it will be easy to pinpoint where it was last seen. 


Not Researching Enough Moving Companies

Another common nightmare when it comes to relocating is not doing enough research on potential moving companies. It is important to read reviews and ask around for recommendations from friends or family members who have used their services before. Make sure that any company you work with has insurance coverage so that any damage caused by their services can be covered. Comparing quotes from different companies can also help ensure that you get the best deal possible on a reliable company.  


Not Getting a Large Enough Moving Truck

Nothing quite compares to having your truck arrive only to find out it isn't large enough for everything you need moved! To make sure this doesn't happen to you, measure every piece of furniture and calculate how much space they will need in a truck ahead of time. This way, if there are any surprises or changes along the way, you can adjust accordingly without having to worry about running out of room or needing an additional truck at the last minute.  


Not Getting Rid of Stuff Ahead of Time

Clutter creates chaos during a move and can add unnecessary stress if not taken care of beforehand. Take some time before your move-in date to get rid of stuff that no longer serves a purpose (i.e., clothing items you haven't worn in years, furniture pieces that are too big for your new home). This will save time as well as money since less stuff means fewer boxes and less weight for movers—which could lead to lower costs overall!  


Not Packing an Overnight Bag

With all the hustle and bustle surrounding a move, it's easy to forget about packing an overnight bag with the essentials (i.e., toiletries, pajamas). Make sure this doesn't slip through the cracks by preparing an overnight bag with all necessary items needed for at least two days—that way if anything gets lost in transit or takes longer than expected, unpacking/organizing once arrival happens at destination location(s). 


Reduce Your Stress

Anyone who has ever moved before knows that it is not an easy task. There are a million things that can and often go wrong. The best way to avoid any disasters is by being prepared for them ahead of time. By following the tips above, you can hopefully avoid any major relocation nightmares!

Bry Wisecup, REALTOR®

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Bry Wisecup

Bry initially got into real estate to be an advocate for her friends and family during their homeownership journeys. She has years of experience in sales, marketing strategy, negotiations, and custome....

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