Common moving mistakes
Common moving mistakes
There are many moving mistakes which can result in problems that can make your move unnecessarily complicated. We have created this guide on common moving mistakes that you want to avoid!
Not being organised
One of the most common moving mistakes is not being organised. Make sure you book in your removals company at least 2 weeks prior to your move so you can plan ahead and not miss out on a great removals company because they might be fully booked! Make sure you set enough time aside to pack all of your belongings to avoid stress on moving day…or you can let us pack it for you?
Relying on family & friends
You may think renting a van and getting a few mates to move your boxes is a great idea that will save you a tonne of money, think again! The majority of moves would benefit from the services of a professional moving company. Hiring a professional has additional benefits to the time and stress that you’ll be saving. Moving companies provide insurance if your items get damaged or lost in transit, provide packing services, packaging & assembly/disassembly of furniture. Wow! That sounds pretty great to me!
Not packing properly
Avoid these packing mistakes:
- Make a list of all the items you have entrusted to the movers and photos of their current condition will be very useful if any disputes arise.
- We recommend labelling each box for the destination that they need to be placed in your new home. Label each side – not on the top – of each box so these can be easily read when stacked on top of each other. Try to label the contents of the box, where the box needs to go in your new house and label it if they are fragile/heavy.
- Make sure your boxes are taped up and nothing is half hanging out, this could be a potential safety hazard.
- Delicate and fragile items need extra attention to detail in the packing process.
- Heavy boxes are awkward to move and can cause back strain. Over-loading cardboard boxes can cause them to rip – potentially causing damage to the items and yourself!
You don’t inform everyone
Make sure you inform your landlord, utility companies etc. about your move-out date. Changing your mail address and leaving a forwarding address is also important. If you don’t notify the relevant people, then you will continue paying the bills for your old house.
Make sure you plan ahead and follow our simple tips for a stress free move! If you have any additional questions, you can speak to our customer service team at 01480 220434.