What NOT To Expect From Your Move

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Nearly everyone has moved themselves at least once in their lives. And of course, we all know that moving isn’t rocket science, but one of the biggest mistakes movers make is not setting up realistic expectations. Here are a few areas where expectations might not match the move.

Your Move to be Just Like Your Last One

One of the biggest complaints every mover receives is that the move took too long based on the customer’s previous moving experience. While previous moves should set up some expectations, know that no two moves are alike. Odds are, you’ve picked up some new things since the last time you moved, but even if you haven’t, many things could change, such as traffic and conditions at the place you’re moving into. You might expect that your move will take a certain number of hours, but the best way to know if you’re being ripped off is to ensure that the movers are working hard, and if they aren’t, call their manager.

A Certain Number of Movers

Back in college, you may have moved with jus you and your roommate. You last move might have had just three movers, and this time the company is sending four. Within reason, the number of movers on the job shouldn’t affect your price. In fact, too few movers could cost you more. An organize move runs like an assembly line. If you are short a mover, it could mean too much time spent running around, trying to handle multiple tasks, rather than focusing on one thing at a time. Too few movers could end up costing you more.

Cutting Corners

When you hire a mover, you want to them to go as fast as possible, after all, you’re paying by the hour, and we totally get that. The last thing you want, though, is for your movers to cut corners. Let them wrap every piece of furniture. If you have loose items, they will need to go in boxes. Of course, you’re welcome to do any of that if you want to save money.


The moving industry doesn’t have a reputation as one of the friendliest, but it should be. There is no excuse for you to accept rudeness. If your movers are rude, pick up the phone and contact customer service.