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3 Things to Avoid When Moving

You’re about to move and your overwhelming to-do list is causing you to panic… We don’t blame you! Moving is inherently stressful. At Megan’s Moving, it’s our job to help make your move less stressful and more joyful. That’s why we wrote this post identifying three common things you should avoid when you move your home. The best part is, there’s one very easy way to avoid all three things on this list. First, let’s review the three things you want to avoid when moving and then we’ll share an easy way to avoid all three.

1. Avoid Packing When Moving

Putting your whole life carefully into boxes in an organized fashion is not an easy feat, and when you think of that overwhelming to-do list, you just don’t have time for it. After all, packing isn’t just one thing on your to-do list, it’s a series of steps. Before you even begin packing, you have to purchase and gather all your packing materials. This first step alone can turn into multiple trips to the store in order to get everything you need.

If you’re moving anything fragile, you’ll also need to figure out what types of materials you’ll need to pack those items safely. Proper packing requires experience—especially when it comes to packing china, heirlooms, and glassware. The thought of accidentally breaking something valuable can add to an already stressful move.

2. Avoid Unpacking When Moving

Like packing, unpacking can be a stress-inducing experience. By the time you’re ready to unpack, you will have already accomplished so much and you won’t have the energy to figure out the perfect place for all of your belongings in your new home. Even if you decide to call in friends and family for reinforcements, chances are they have an overwhelming to-do list, too. Even if they don’t, they will probably come up with a reason to avoid helping because, let’s be honest, nobody enjoys the moving process.

Unpacking is also a multi-step process. After the hours you spend unpacking, you’ll be left with a mess to clean up. You’ll need to figure out what to do with your moving boxes, and you’ll need to remember where you put everything in your new home. Not an easy feat when you’ve exhausted yourself with the moving process.


Open boxes and a young couple packing, one of three things to avoid when moving


3. Avoid “Value” Movers When Moving

Just like anything else, you get what you pay for when it comes to moving. Value movers who advertise unbelievably low rates for moving services don’t take the special care that they should when handling your belongings. Often times, there is no guarantee that your movers have been properly trained. Even if they are trained movers, most are not equipped to handle fragile and high-end pieces. You don’t want to take that kind of risk when it comes to your most cherished belongings.

There are also hidden costs of hiring a value mover; most are unethical and lack transparency in their pricing. You might get a quote for an hourly price without realizing that it’s for each mover that the company sends, which quickly adds up. When choosing a value mover, you may risk being a victim of a moving scam or rogue movers. Another drawback is that many times, value moving companies can’t move everything you own and don’t have the connections with other moving services that can help. Since value movers are focused on saving money, they don’t invest in the proper equipment to move your most valuable pieces.

The White Glove Moving Solution

So, how do you avoid packing, unpacking, and value moving companies that cut corners? Hire a white glove moving company like Megan’s Moving. Megan’s Moving offers full-service moves. We take care of everything from providing proper packing materials to pack your belongings to unpacking and arranging everything in your new home exactly how you’d like it. In contrast to value movers, Megan’s Moving supplies state-of-the-art, padded moving trucks and takes extra measures to safeguard your home from damages. Our trained professionals are equipped to move your things safely and efficiently.

So go ahead, let out a sigh of relief. You can easily avoid all three dreaded moving tasks. Request a quote for your full-service move today, and let us take care of all your moving needs. You’ll be glad you did.

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