DIY Moving Fails

DIY Moving Fails

Sometimes, it isn’t better to do it yourself. Let’s take a look at a few of the DIY moving fails out there that missed the mark and determine what the better option would have been instead.

  1. Getting your moving truck stuck under a bridge.

You ever wonder why all bridges that go over roads have a sign indicating feet and inches? It’s the height of the bridge and these signs let truck drivers know whether their vehicle will fit under it or not. If you rent a truck yourself, this can happen to you if you’re not careful enough. Experienced professional movers, on the other hand, won’t make the same mistake and will plan the route accordingly or will otherwise circumvent these low overpasses.

  1. Starting to pack and realizing you’re in over your head.

We’ve all been there. About a third or halfway through the packing process, we wonder, “Why didn’t I just hire someone to do this?” Packing sounds easy enough, but it’s more work than you might think. If you hire professionals to pack your belongings, you can relax more and have confidence about items ending up in the right rooms (and that you’ll finish in time).

  1. Packing an item, then realizing you still need it.

Did you box up that broom or vacuum before you finished cleaning the house? You’re a victim of this DIY moving fail. It’s even worse when you don’t label your boxes and can’t find where you packed it. Make sure you only pack what you aren’t going to use for the remaining duration of the move.

  1. Waiting until the last minute to prepare.

Setting up utilities the day before your move? Bad idea. There are certain steps you need to take weeks prior to the move date, such as creating a moving checklist and buying packing supplies. Follow a good timeline instead so you’re prepared ahead of time.

  1. Taking weeks to unpack your belongings.

Procrastinators, this one’s for you! Moving is a tiring process, so it’s understandable that it might take some time to fully unpack everything. You can avoid this situation, though, by either hiring professionals for unpacking or by getting rid of some belongings (e.g. donation, sale, trash).

  1. Getting ready to unpack and realizing your boxes aren’t labeled.

Again, label your boxes! There’s nothing more confusing and time-consuming than getting to your new location and realizing all of your boxes look the same. Hiring a profession to pack and unpack belongings also fixes this DIY moving fail.

Should you hire a professional mover or do it yourself? We’ll politely suggest the former. Give the IMS Relocation team a call today for a no-obligation quote.