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The Biggest Moving Mistakes to avoid

Sometimes it is easy to get lost in all the commotion that happens during the moving process. With all the stress and worrying some mistakes are bound to happen. That is why we wrote this article, hoping it will help you to better realize your relocation without any mistakes. Reading this will give you the basic knowledge of what moving mistakes to avoid during your relocation.

Hiring a bad moving company 

One of the basic things you should avoid is hiring some unreputable relocation company. There are certain ways you can check how good of a company they are. Checking their online reviews, reading the comments and even calling them on their phone and talking to their customer service. A good company will provide you with all the answers you want to know. They will in most cases provide you with the precisely estimated costs of moving. So, when hiring shipping companies in Kuwait to make sure you know all the details first before singing them to move your stuff. We can’t stress enough how important it is to know who you are hiring! In the end, you do not want your items to be handled and shipped by non-professionals.

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A good customer service will answer all your questions

Chose the right storage unit

Finding reputable companies to transfer your items is just part of the things you have to do before moving. Sometimes, you can not move all the items at once! Then you will need to find a good warehouse Kuwait have to offer. Placing your items and furniture in storage units and warehouses that can only damage your belongings is one of the common mistakes that can happen. Make sure you find a secure unit with good isolation from bad weather and possible with the air flow. You do not need mold, rust and any other problems while you are relocating.

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Good storage unit preserves the quality of items

Finding the right moving boxes

One of the basic moving mistakes to avoid is packing your items in wrong boxes. Boxes come in all shapes, sizes and are made from different materials. You can find plastic, cardboard, mixture with some fabric and eco-friendly reusable boxes. There is a simple guide to picking the right boxes you can follow. That way you can make sure all items are placed in the proper packing boxes accordingly. You wouldn’t want to put something small and fragile with something sturdy and huge in the same place. That is why size matters along with the materials you will use you wrap your items when packing them.

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Chose the right moving boxes to better pack your items

Bad wrapping as one of the moving mistakes to avoid

Once you found a proper moving company, storage units and boxes come the time when you start packing. To pack your items properly you must follow some of the basic steps. Finding a good material you can use to wrap small and breakable items is one of the top priorities in proper packing. You can use household items such as:

  • Towels
  • T-Shirts
  • Socks
  • Blankets
  • Old newspapers
  • Foam
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Use old fabrics as wrapping material

They are just one of the materials you can use when packing fragile items without damaging them. Make sure not to leave any empty space between items. In case of tumbling, they can break or get damaged. And you do not want that to happen to them. You can always ask your movers for help. They can always provide you with special boxes and materials you can use to pack small and easily breakable stuff.

Label boxes correctly

How many times did it happen to you, that when you move you forget where did you pack certain items. One of the most common moving mistakes to avoid is not labeling your boxes correctly. This is a process that will not only ease your relocation but save you more than enough time when you have to get those things out. You surely do not want to spend all of your time thinking where did you put your files, chinaware, gadgets etc. That is why it is very important to label boxes accordingly, so you will avoid any unwanted errors during transport. It is not uncommon to forget to label. What can happen besides losing track of where you packed some of the items, is to put something heavier on top of fragile items. Doing so, you can easily damage them. So do not forget to label your boxes!

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Avoid moving mistakes by labeling boxes correctly

Not organizing yourself in time

This is very important part of the relocation process. You must take time and organize your moving at least 30 days before moving day arrives. If you do not do this you will head straight into rushing, chaos and all the bad things that can happen when you just rush things. Damaged property, something forgotten, something lost are just some of the problems that can occur. Moving to a new home takes time to prepare. Better you prepare, better the chances to avoid some of the moving mistakes. Take your time!

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Organize your moving on time

Packing everything – Packing nothing

After covering all the major moving mistakes to avoid, this is at the same time the simplest and the biggest one. You must decide what do you really need and what should be left. Prioritizing items is very important because you will not end up with stuff that you really do not need in your new place, or it just can not fit. There are multiple ways to get rid of unnecessary stuff like:

  • Organizing a yard sale – where you can even earn some money
  • Donating to the needy
  • Gifting items to friends, family or neighbors

We presented you with what we consider are the biggest moving mistakes to avoid. If you stick to these steps, your moving process will go without any problems or possible errors. Make sure you follow these instructions if you want a stressless and carefree relocation. So when the moving day arrives, you will be at peace because nothing bad can happen. If you have any experience yourself, share them with us! We appreciate your feedback and any information you share! Leave your feedback in the comment section below. We can’t wait to hear from you!