When you’re planning a move, you’re sure to receive a lot of advice. It seems that everyone has their own tips and tricks for what to do when moving. It’s much rarer to hear about the things that you just shouldn’t do.

This month, we’ve compiled a short list of moving day mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.

Mistake #1: Moving During Rush Hour

When deciding when to make the move, try to plan things out so that you avoid hitting rush hour traffic. Pick a route that allows you to bypass the congestion.

You don’t want to pay for the moving truck to sit in gridlock. So, avoid wasting time and money by planning ahead.

Mistake #2: Packing Non-Movables

Not everything you own can come with you. Just about every mover has a list of restricted items that they won’t move. Known as “non-movables,” these items are generally hazardous or flammable.

Here are a few examples of common, non-movable items:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia/Bleach
  • Batteries
  • Children’s chemistry sets
  • Matches
  • Flammable items
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Alcohol
  • Propane
  • Paints
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Heat sensitive objects

This is by no means a complete list. You’ll also want to avoid bringing food and perishables along. These items will likely attract uninvited pests.

If there’s something you’re unsure of, feel free to give us a call at (520) 808-0347.

Mistake #3: Not Removing Clutter

People have an inexplicable talent for accumulating vast quantities of stuff. Most of these items won’t be missed and can be easily disposed of to reduce the moving load.

Make sure to begin the decluttering process well in advance of your move date. If the moving truck parks in your driveway, it’s already too late to begin.

Donate, sell, or throw away unwanted or unneeded items well before moving day arrives. Don’t waste valuable time and money sifting through items while the moving truck is waiting.

Mistake #4: Moving Without the Help of a Professional

The biggest mistake that you can make is trying to move everything yourself. Make your move stress-free with local, long distance, and commercial moving services when you call E-Z Move, Tucson’s premier moving company.

Avoid these moving day mistakes by calling E-Z Move! We’ll get you started with a free estimate on your next move.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact E-Z move today and discover what professional Tucson movers can do for you. For more information, call (520) 808-0347. Let’s make your next move E-Z!

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