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DIY Moving Mistakes: How to Avoid Them by the Expert Movers at Hall Lane

Posted on: March 8, 2019 | by: Hall Lane Movers March 8, 2019

Professional movers like those at Hall Lane Moving & Storage know all the tricks to help make your next DIY move go smoothly

Moving your home is stressful enough if you hire a professional team of movers. But if you decide on a DIY move because you think you will save money only works if you avoid the most common mistakes many people make during a DIY move. The experts here at Hall Lane Moving and Storage offer these tips to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes. Movers Long Island and Commack, NY - Hall Lane Moving & Storage

More Than Just Supplies

It takes more than supplies to make your DIY move go smoothly; it takes the right supplies and plenty of them. If you notice, professional movers use a range of different sized boxes that are all designed to stack in such a way as to maximize the use of space within the moving truck. Along with a selection of boxes, you will need tape, markers or colored labels to mark the boxes to show the room they go to. You will also need moving blankets, a moving dolly, and someone to help you with the heavy items.

Watch How You Pack Your Boxes

Why waste time packing stuff if you don’t do it right? Most of it will arrive damaged (if you do your own packing the movers aren’t responsible for damage in most cases). Professional packers know the best methods for packing everything. This includes things like using packing paper between plates and standing them on their edge instead of laying them flat. Using bubble wrap to add a layer of protection to the box before stacking the plates. Using more bubble wrap, blankets sheets, towels, and items of clothing for packing between items and many other tricks our packers can show you.

Watch Out for Your “Friends”

It’s only natural for your friends to volunteer to help you with your move. In most cases all this does is create even more chaos, things end up getting broken, and friendships end up strained. The best professional movers have the entire move planned from the moment they arrive at your home until your household goods are delivered to your new home. They use professional packers who know the best way to avoid damage to your belongings and reduce the risk of injury or damage.

Pack it Right

The final step in a successful move is loading the truck properly. It is important that you stack your load to ensure that nothing moves while moving or in the event of a sudden stop. The pros use an interlocking stacking method, moving blankets, and straps to keep everything in place. For more information and tips to help make your DIY move go smoothly, contact the expert movers at Hall Lane Moving and Storage at (631) 734-0212 and let us help you today!