Top 3 Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Even when everything goes smoothly, moving is stressful and takes a lot out of a family. Then, when the unexpected happens, the stress increases and takes the fun out of the whole process. Sometimes, you even make mistakes that can end up costing you more time or money! At Value Van & Car Rental, we want to help you avoid those mistakes and have a smooth move.

Moving Mistakes to Avoid

1. Not Using Proper Packing Materials

One of the most common mistakes that people make when packing up for a big move is underestimating the amount of packing materials they will need. They think they can get by with newspaper or substitutions for boxes, but that leaves their breakables vulnerable. Skimping on packing materials may seem like a good way to save money, but if you arrive to your destination with valuables, you will wish you’d splurged on another roll of bubble wrap.

2. Procrastinating

Another common mistake people make when moving is waiting until the last minute to start packing. In our experience, packing takes a lot longer than you think it will. Often, when you start packing, you find that you have a lot more stuff than you realize and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and frazzled as your moving date gets closer. To avoid the last minute panic, start a few weeks early.

3. Not Renting a Moving Truck

Finally, many people make the mistake of thinking they don’t need a moving truck to handle their move. They have a few friends with trucks or SUVs and so they think they can make do. While this may save you money, it will likely cause many headaches on moving day. The fact is that most large furniture simply cannot fit in a standard truck or SUV, and you’ll end up making a lot more trips than necessary. Trust us, a moving truck is worth the money.

Contact Value Van & Car Rental today to reserve your box truck rental. Our trucks are high quality, provide lots of space, and come with unlimited miles. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 for your rental needs in Newark, NJ, and the surrounding areas.