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Moving can be a very stressful event for anyone, especially if it’s your first time. Regardless of whether you are moving alone, with a roommate or partner, there are always possible problems that will make the moving process even more tiring. Here are some common moving problems you need to keep in mind. 

1. Not having organized transportation

When you have to move, the organized transfer of all your belongings from point A to point B should be your first concern. The size and number of things are the determining factors when selecting a mode of transportation for movement. Most frequently, people choose to have items they are unable to transport themselves moved by a moving company. In this situation, a moving truck is a perfect option if you need to move a washing machine, small closets, chests of drawers, a few pieces of kitchen appliances, and your favorite shelves. This is a great moving hack that will save you time and money. If not, you’ll probably need to rent a vehicle. The benefit of this method of transportation is that all of your packed items, including furniture, are transported at once.

2. There are not enough boxes

Get moving boxes as soon as you realize how many items you will need. Make a list of the items you’ll pack in them a few days in advance, mark them with symbols, or write them down. Start by asking on social media or at a nearby store. Moving clothing, pillows, jackets, and children’s stuffed animals are made much easier by using large, sturdy waste bags. In addition, if the building you’re leaving doesn’t have an elevator, it’s simple to grab them firmly and toss them over your shoulders so you can carry them down the stairs. Choose boxes and protective coverings wisely. Pick from traditional cardboard boxes, which are more affordable, or clear plastic boxes, which you may use afterward while storing in your new home. Before you pack, secure the cardboard boxes’ edges using thick adhesive tape. To prevent damage during transit, wrap all of the glass and ceramics you pack in boxes with thicker paper or transparent film.

3. You didn’t request assistance

Invite a few trustworthy friends to help you with bigger things, such as protecting the furniture with papers, foils, and cardboard. After you have planned the transport and put smaller items in boxes, ask them to help you carry them. It would be beneficial to have friends and family members ready to help throughout the entire moving process to ease your transition. Have family members line up for packing to make the packing process faster.

4. Moving unnecessary things 

Preparation is a crucial component of a successful move. You won’t realize how much has accumulated over the years until you start packing your belongings. Moving things that you don’t need is an unnecessary burden. Put everything you haven’t used in a year in specific boxes, then donate, sell, or transport it to a recycling facility. Donate all of the things that are in good condition but that you no longer need. Asking your friends whether they need some of your possessions can make donating less difficult. If you can sell a few items, you could, for instance, use the proceeds to rent a van to transport your belongings to your new home or apartment. 

5. You didn’t set enough time

Many people poorly estimate how long it takes to move. Many people think, “We’ll do that easily” or “Two days is enough.” If you’ve lived in an old home or apartment for a long time or have a lot of furniture and possessions, you should plan on needing more than two days to move everything without a hassle. If you already have the keys to your new home, spread out the move over a week or two and gradually remove the items you don’t need right now. The remaining items can then be moved on a moving day.

Moving entails spending at least a month thinking through and organizing a myriad of small details, beginning with the potential termination of the lease on the former apartment to changing the address on documents. You also need to transfer the Internet connection and focus on other obligations. And of course, packing furniture and other belongings, moving to a new location, and then unpacking, assembling, and reassembly are the finishing parts of moving. Keep in mind these common moving problems mentioned above so that they do not happen to you.