When it comes to moving, there are a lot of misconceptions flying around. These misconceptions add a lot of unnecessary stress to moving and can lead to mistakes, damages, and even financial loss.
Before you start the moving process, the first thing you should do to prepare is research tips and tricks that will help everything go as smoothly as possible. Knowledge and organization are two of your biggest assets when moving!
Here are 4 popular moving myths debunked.
Common Myths About Moving Debunked
Any box will do
Perhaps the most common myth about moving is that any box you can get your hands on will do the job, like the free ones you can find at grocery stores. Unfortunately, this is a very dangerous misconception. Boxes that aren’t made specifically for moving are often flimsy and unreliable. They fall apart easily, leaving your items at risk for damage, and they are hard to fit into a moving truck in a sturdy, uniform manner. When all the boxes are the same, they can be arranged much more efficiently and securely in the truck.
Wrap everything in newspaper
Newspaper is one of the worst materials in which to wrap your belongings. The ink will come right off onto your stuff and make a terrible mess. Invest in packing paper instead. It is thicker than newspaper and designed to protect your belongings better without leaving behind any ink or residue.
Save time by not inventorying your items or labeling boxes
One of the best ways to stay organized during a move is to inventory your items while you are packing and label every box. Inventorying your items will make it easy for you to find what you need once everything is packed, plus you’ll know if anything went missing during the move. It also makes it easier for movers to know where to put the boxes when they are bringing them in when they are clearly labeled by room. It’s one extra step that will save you a time and stress in the future.
All moving companies are created equal
If you think all moving companies are the same and you can just grab one from the phone book, think again. It’s important to do your research before choosing your movers. Look up online reviews, get referrals from people you know, gather quotes from a few of the best options, and ask plenty of questions. Some offer extra services and features (like we offer padded trucks, packing, and settling in services) that may be important to you. Don’t rush it; take your time to do your due diligence and find the best movers for you.
You have to do all the packing yourself
One of the most overwhelming parts of moving is packing up your home, and if you have a busy schedule, it can be even more daunting to think about doing it all yourself. Thankfully, you don’t have to. Some moving companies, like Megan’s Moving, offer packing services that will take care of everything for you, including inventorying and labeling every box, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Something will always get damaged
If your movers are well-trained and do their job well, damages should be exceedingly rare. At Megan’s Moving, we take care and safety very seriously. Our team goes through special training and use techniques that reduce the risk of damage as much as possible. We also have specially designed padded trucks and carefully wrap every piece of furniture, put down floor runners, and cover doorways and stair rails to protect your home.
All moves are chaotic
Moving can be a stressful experience for a number of reasons, but the move itself doesn’t have to be. Chaos only happens when there is a lack of organization and carelessness involved. When you take the time to organize your move and put it into the hands of trained, caring professionals, everything will go smoothly like a well-oiled machine.