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Top Moving Day Mistakes to Avoid

You are about to move to another residence, or even relocate to a different country. The entire period preparing for this move eventually boils down to one day – the moving day. That could be a fast-going process which goes by smoothly, but it can also turn into a living nightmare, if you do not get everything under control and planned in order to avoid common moving day mistakes. Here are some valuable tips for swift and organized international shipping on your moving day.

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Be Fresh!

It’s best to face any important day in your life fully rested and fresh after a good night sleep. Remember when you were a child and your parents made sure you went to bed early? Well, they did not do that for no reason, as they knew you will be more concentrated and alert the day after.

Your moving day, including the process of your household`s international shipping, requires you to be fully concentrated and alert, in order to get through this day with the least possible mistakes and setbacks. As you probably already know when you are tired you are more likely to miss out on things and not pay the same attention to details you would pay if you were well rested.

Pack in Advance

This headline may seem like stating the obvious, but you can be surprised by how many people put off the “little” boxes to be packed on the moving day itself. It doesn’t matter how little items you need to pack, at the end of the day, after your entire home is already packed and taped, it is highly recommended that you close up as much as you can and don’t leave open boxes to the last day.

All of these small items that you think can be packed in no time, will wind up consuming your important attention and hours, instead of putting them elsewhere, where they’re more needed. You should make sure your mind is as free as possible from little chores like this, to prevent from overloading your nerves in this already stressful international shipping process.

In addition to packing everything you can prior to the moving day, you also have to put an emphasis on labeling each box properly, so the movers will not mix up the items or cause unnecessary damage to your belongings, if they are fragile for example.

Make a list of all boxes, of the schedule you’ve prepared for the day, and of essential contacts and their info (the movers, e.g.).

The more you take care of early on in the process the smoother the moving day will pass.

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By Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is handling global operations, cargo shipping, negotiation, and management of different suppliers around the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in the avant-garde of relocation and the sea/air freight business.
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