Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Moving can be a complex and stressful process, and it's easy to fall into traps if you're not careful. At Caddy Moving, while we're in the business of helping you move the right way, we also believe in the power of learning from mistakes – especially others'! So, let's take a tongue-in-cheek look at how to move the WRONG way, highlighting mistakes you should avoid for a smoother moving experience.

1. Wait Until the Last Minute

Procrastination is key if you want to move the wrong way. Don’t plan ahead or book movers in advance. Wait until the last week, or better yet, the last day! This way, you can ensure maximum stress and chaos. Bonus points if you remember to pack your essentials box as the moving truck pulls away.

2. Use Random Packing Materials

Why waste time and money on proper packing materials? Just throw your things into whatever you find – trash bags, pillowcases, or your arms. Fragile items don’t need special treatment; they’ll probably survive the journey wrapped in your bathroom towels.

3. Don’t Label Your Boxes

Labeling is for the organized and efficient – not for you on your quest to move the wrong way! Keep it interesting by mixing items from different rooms in the same box. When you arrive at your new home, you’ll enjoy the scavenger hunt to find your toothbrush, bed sheets, or pet.

4. Ignore the Weather Forecast

Who needs to check the weather? Move during a rainstorm or a heatwave for added excitement. Make sure your electronics and valuable items get a taste of extreme weather too.

5. Don’t Measure Furniture or Doorways

Assume that all your furniture will fit through the doors and in your new space. Why measure when you can rely on hope and brute force? If your couch gets stuck in a stairwell, it's just an added adventure.

6. Hire Any Mover Without Research

Pick the first mover you find online, no need to check reviews or compare prices. Even better, hire a friend of a friend who once helped someone move a couch. Professionalism and experience are overrated anyway.

7. Pack Heavy Items in Large Boxes

The bigger the box, the more stuff should go in it, right? Fill large boxes to the brim with books, dishes, and other heavy items. Your movers (or your back) will definitely thank you later.

8. Don’t Plan for Kids or Pets

Let your kids and pets roam freely on moving day. The movers won’t mind dodging a curious toddler or a frisky cat while carrying your heavy furniture.


While we hope you got a good laugh, remember, these are exactly the things NOT to do when moving. For a successful, stress-free move, do the opposite of everything we just described. And if you need help doing it the right way, Caddy Moving is always here to assist with all your labor-only moving needs.

Move smart, not hard, with Caddy Moving!