Rookie Errors of Moving Home (And The Unsolved Mystery Of The Sofa)
By Ellis Ranger
Moving house is something we will all go through at some point. Whether you’re 18 or 50, the eventuality will come where you are left to your own devices, with your sofa wedged into your front door frame and your heating is pumping out at 40 degrees and you just don’t know how to turn it down.
As much as you might think yourself silly for not understanding what seem such menial tasks, like your family and friends before you, everyone has to tackle these rookie errors and emerge victorious.
The math of the sofa
Although you might think you’re prepared to move into your new property whether it be by yourself or with friends or a partner, there will always be something to trip you up and the one that gets almost everyone is the sofa situation.
Trying to get furniture into your property from any direction has proven to be one of the hardest tasks that go into a new house move, with even mathematicians struggling to figure out the logistical work around of this great feat.
The Mirror elaborated on this issue. With the consultation of University Professors and renowned mathematicians alike, but the TLDR is that there is still no real workaround and that the ‘perfect’ sofa is still way off being delivered to us.
Our salvation from having to take apart our furniture and put it back together again is still way over the horizon.
Rookie errors of moving house
Contrary to belief, no one is born an absolute genius and so when you move into your new property, expecting to understand the mechanics behind everything is an unrealistic thought.
However, there are a few things to remember before venturing into the unknowns.
Your family should always be the first go to when it comes to teaching you the fundamentals of living. They were there to teach you how to walk, talk and ride a bike, so surely they can be there to help you navigate your way around the spaceship controls of a washing machine.
Gas and electric companies alike will always be there to provide you with any extra information you might need surrounding your meters or heating options depending which route you have taken.
It is important to understand the fundamentals of a boiler as if anything is to go wrong with it, it could become extremely dangerous.
The dangers of underestimating
It isn’t just your new gadgets that will look to cause you a problem during your first few days in your property, but the smallest of underestimations can come with big consequences.
One of which is ensuring that you have enough toilet roll and cleaning products to last the first few nights.
We touched base on a first night box and how it can save you when all the stress is piling on, and you can find a link to that here.
Long story short, never underestimate how much you will need and always budget for more than what you think is necessary as you will find that having too much of something is a lot better than not having enough of it. Especially toilet roll…
Whilst we can’t exactly help you if you are running low on toiletries, what we can do is provide a removals service that will take care of the packing and the heavy lifting that piles on the stress of your home move, removing the likelyhood of any of those rookie errors.
Ensuring that all your belongings are placed in the right room upon arrival and that nothing is damaged in the process, CBS Removals are your local experts. Call us on 01480 220434 or email email@example.com