Moving day can be really stressful. You have to deal with so many things such as organising everything, packing everything into secure boxes, figuring out transportation, and a lot of other problems that could arise. You also need to make sure nothing gets lost or even damaged along the way.
Many problems can occur during your move, but there are a lot of ways to get around the stress and ensure that you get settled into your new home safely and without the anxiety that comes with moving. You need to understand some of these ways in order to avoid the problems that could happen if you don’t take advantage of them.
Hiring a Moving Service
You might think you can handle your move by calling a few friends or someone who owns a truck. However, there are a lot of problems with this approach, and if you know about them, you might think it’s not worth the risk. For instance, your friends are not professional movers. They might not know how to stack boxes in a way that maximises space and ensures that the heavy items stay on the bottom and your fragile things don’t slide away and break. Just because your stuff is valuable to you does not mean that it is worth that much to them.
Another problem with borrowing a friend’s truck is that you might not be able to fit everything in the truck in one trip. That means you’ll have to spend all that time loading the truck, and you still won’t fit everything in the bed of the truck. You’ll have to unload the truck at the new house, drive all the way back to your old house, and do the same thing all over again. Loading and unloading can be very tiring, and the time wasted could be better spent if you hired a truck from a company that does Cambridge removals.
Packing Ahead of Time
If you do choose to rent a truck or even hire a professional moving service, then you’ll probably only have the truck for a limited amount of time. That means you’ll need to be prepared and ready to go when the truck gets to your old house. You can speed the whole process up by packing ahead of time so that when the truck gets there, you can start the loading process right away.
This is also generally a good idea if you have friends who are volunteering to help you move. It’s more respectful to their time to have packed already so they don’t have to stand around and wait for you to finish packing.
Additionally, you can avoid the extra stress if you’re already packed by moving day. Knowing everything is in boxes already helps ensure that you don’t miss anything when moving the boxes out and making sure that nothing gets lost along the way. If you have large furniture items, make sure they’re going to be secure by taping drawers or taking them out ahead of time so they don’t rattle around a lot.