Last Updated on: 30th March 2023, 09:59 pm

Moving is a very exciting time. Whether you’re just moving a few block away or across the country, it’s a time of activity and anticipation. However, it can also feel like a lot more has been added to your to-do list. That’s why Brothers is sharing these moving mistakes to avoid. They can definitely cost you time and money.


If you’ve ever moved in the past, you know that it takes a little bit of planning. We encourage you to organize your time carefully prior to moving. It will save a lot of hassle and headaches if you make a plan and a schedule for pre-moving activities.

Forgetting To Make Arrangements

Whether you’ve forgotten to schedule movers (here – we’ll make it easy!) or didn’t make plans for someone to watch your pets, these little things can cost you in the long run.

Overloading Boxes

Did you know that heavy items should be packed in small boxes? It seems like it would be beneficial to pack them in a large box. However, smaller boxes are easier to carry. It also prevents the urge to pack even more items inside, which makes the box even heavier.

Not Keeping Track Of Receipts

This is actually two-fold. First, some moving expenses are tax-deductible. Be sure to check the IRS website and with your accountant so you can maximize the write-off’s. However, you must keep your receipts.

Secondly, it’s important to keep up with receipts such as rental equipment, your mover’s bill of lading, and other paperwork you may need to show during your move.

Not Researching Your Mover

We’ve shared several times the importance of finding a licensed, bonded, and insured mover. Working with a professional means your belongings are safe. It also means that you have added protection from damage and theft. Another important reason to research your mover? You want to ensure that you’re working with a company that puts customers first.

Not Labeling Boxes

It pays to be organized, especially when you’re moving. Be sure to label the outside of your boxes while you’re packing. That way, you’re able to identify exactly what’s in them and which room they need to go to in your new home or office.

If you want to have a move that checks off all of the YES boxes, contact Brothers! We offer complimentary quotes for professional, reliable moving, packing, and storage services for both residential and commercial moves.