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Moving Day Tips – Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Moving can be complicated, it can be stressful, and it can be frustrating at times. However, there are ways to reduce complications and ease your stress levels. Our Portland Oregon full-service movers have helped countless people move all over Oregon and lower Washington. We’ve seen how tough it can get for some, but it doesn’t have to be if you avoid these common moving mistakes.

Not Labeling Boxes

Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the importance of labeling their packing boxes. Some do label their boxes, but it’s something cursory like numbering them. Making this moving mistake results in more stress once you start unpacking. Without labels, you can’t find your things unless you waste your time opening the boxes and rummaging through them. Instead of that, clearly mark the side of your boxes with the room it’s designated for and the contents inside of it.

Forgetting to Take Measurements

Not measuring your furniture and the doorways of your new place is a costly mistake to make. Without these measurements, you won’t know if your stuff will fit into your new home. You could end up paying for furniture to be transported, only to find out it has no place to go; therefore, it’ll will need to be thrown away. Avoid this by taking all the necessary measurements weeks before your moving date.

Doing it Alone

You may be confident in your ability to organize and execute your move all by yourself, but try not to underestimate the time and effort it takes to move to a new house. Don’t do it alone – ask friends to help you on moving day. Better yet, enlist the help of professional Portland Oregon full-service movers. Contact Gentle John’s Moving & Storage today for a free quote!