Serious Mistakes Self-Movers Make

‘Tis the season for residential moves! Are you getting ready to move to a new home? If yes, you could be one of the many self-movers trying to do it all yourself. Before you get started down the road to major headaches, take a look at some of the serious mistakes DIY movers make.

Not Buying Enough Packing Supplies

If you head to a storage facility or a big box store to buy packing supplies, you might fill the back of your car and still not have enough. Not only that, but you might also not get the right types of materials. It can be hard to estimate exactly what and how much you need to pack a house for a move.

Not Packing Properly

Everyone thinks they know how to pack their belongings to move, but not everyone does it right. Packing can be tricky. You want the boxes full enough that they don’t collapse but not so full that they don’t close properly. You also need to use enough packing material to protect your breakables, but not so much that you use significantly more boxes than you need.

Getting the Wrong Size Truck

Truck rental companies post size guidelines on their websites, but they’re notoriously incorrect. It might say one truck fits a two-bedroom house, but if you have a giant living room, a loft, or a bonus room, your furniture and belongings might not fit.

What’s the best way to avoid these self-mover mistakes? Hire a professional. You’ll save time, reduce stress, and they can help you navigate through the details of moving to your new home. Contact Nilson Van and Storage for the most experienced residential movers in the area.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.