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Mistakes to Avoid when Self-Moving in Vancouver BC

When planning a self-move, to or from Vancouver, BC or elsewhere in Canada, you should be wary of making some of the most common self-moving mistakes.

How to Avoid Self Moving Mistakes - Toronto Movers
Time Estimation Mistakes

First of all, you may tend to underestimate the time your move will take. The whole process of packing and moving may take longer than you originally estimated, and require a bigger time commitment. Time management is most important here.

Safety Mistakes

When self-moving, disregarding some safety norms regarding packing, loading and transporting household goods could cause you trouble.

When moving heavy household items, you need to use proper equipment to protect the items and your home from damage. Making use of proper moving and lifting equipment will also protect you from any possible injuries. Don’t forget to make use of carpet protectors, furniture sliders, thick furniture blankets, moving straps, moving sliders, utility dollies and other essential packing and moving supplies for a safe self-move.

Renting a Moving Vehicle of a Wrong Size

Renting a moving truck of the appropriate size is a crucial task when self-moving. In fact, it’s considered to be indispensable for the ultimate success of your moving. Opt for a moving vehicle with larger capacity rather than being compelled to leave a couple of your household belongings behind.

Before making any decision on renting a moving truck for your Toronto self-move, its best to seek the advice of qualified experts at some reliable truck rental firms.

Packing Blunders

Do you think that packing your entire home is a child’s play? Well, when planning a self-move, one of the common mistakes people tend to make is assuming ourselves to be born with good packing skills.

Begin the packing process as early as possible. Reduce your household items to the bare minimum to save your time and money.

Also, you can try asking for the help from your family and friends, although you might want to consider hiring a reliable professional Vancouver moving company.

Prepare your master packing plan and stick to it. Ensure safety of your belongings by using proper packing materials.

Failing to Pack the Moving Day Essentials Kit

You must pack your toothbrushes, combs, keys and other vital things in the moving day survival kit for you and your family members.

Moving Despite Being Overtired

Self-moving is a strenuous and an arduous task. So, make sure to give yourself ample rest and time to avoid any health hazards and costly mistakes during a move.


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