Moving house can be a very stressful time, with so much to think about, plan and remember. However when you are arranging your move you shoulf avoid these 7 common mistakes.
1. Booking Movers Too Late
You should never wait until the last minute to book a domestic removals company otherwise you may find that everyone is already booked up. Popular house removals companies are always in demand, so as soon as you know your moving date, and especially if your moving day falls at a peak time such as a Friday, during the summer, or towards the end of a month, you should contact your chosen firm and secure your booking.
2. Delaying Packing
All too often people don’t realize how long it takes to pack up a home and all your belongings. It takes years to accumulate all your possessions and it can take a very long time to sort it all out and box it all up ready to move. Leaving it until the last minute leads to extra stress, possible breakages and damages. Start packing well in advance and make sure it is all completed with a few days to spare.
3. Forgetting Labels
In the rush of moving house you may well forget to label all those boxes, however this leads to extra hassle when you arrive at your new home and have no idea which room they should all be in, let alone what’s contained inside each one. A bit of extra time spent labelling before you move can save you hours on the other end.
4. Forgetting To Measure Up
Don’t forget to measure the dimensions of your new home’s rooms, otherwise you may find that none of your furniture fits. If your existing furniture doesn’t fit, you will then have plenty of time to arrange new furnishings.
5. Packing Valuables And Essential Paperwork In Packing Boxes
Always keep important paperwork like your passports and valuables such as expensive jewelry in a separate bag that travels with you rather than packed into a box in the removals van. Apart from the fact that they will be safer, they’ll also be easy to find.
6. No Insurance
Always check your insurance policy covers you for goods in transit just in case the worst happens during your move.
7. Failing To Back Up Your Computer
Just in case the worst happens to your computer while in transit, you should back up your hard drive before you pack up your PC. That way, you won’t lose any vital files.