If you’ve never moved house before, it can often feel like you’ve entered a world of chaos, boxes and things constantly going wrong! If you’ve moved house before, you might find you’re making the same mistakes each time and this is making the whole process more stressful than necessary. Have no fear! We’ve made a note of the most common moving mistakes made by our customers and are here to tell you how to avoid making them.
Not Researching Your Moving Companies
“As a general rule, if they’re too cheap to be true, they’re probably not going to be as reliable as you want them to be! It’s common for untrustworthy moving companies to travel without the correct insurance and without meeting industry standards and requirements. Unfortunately in this instance, it’s very hard to claim for any damages so whilst cheap is an attractive offer when moving is so expensive already, make sure you choose your handymen carefully!” states Johnny Greenwood from Fox Relocations. Things worth checking include whether or not the company is licensed? Do they have good online reviews? Are they experienced and reliable?
Even if you’re a do-it-yourself enthusiast, don’t fall into the trap of thinking that moving house is just as straightforward as any other activity. Moving house is stressful and is both mentally and physically demanding. If you live alone, it’s a good idea to summon the help of close friends and relatives to help with the packing process as preparing an entire house worth of items for moving day is a vast and seemingly endless ordeal. As for the day itself, hire a trusted removals company such as ourself to help relieve some of the stress!
Last Minute Bookings!
The best removal companies get booked up really quickly, especially during the popular moving months. For the best experience, we recommend planning in advance and booking a company as soon as you know your move-in date.
Just because all of your furniture fit well in your old home, doesn’t mean it will all fit into your new house. Even if you’re upsizing, different room layouts can mean that some of your furniture may not fit as well as would be ideal. Being ruthless is the key to success so if you’re not convinced your old dining furniture set is going to work, sell it. Not only does this save time and money, but gives you the opportunity to buy new items to fit your new place exactly. The same thing goes for all of your personal possessions. Our customers often get caught out over the assumption that everything needs to be packed and taken with them. In reality, this is easier said than done and it would be more beneficial to use the moving process as an opportunity to de-clutter. If you haven’t used it for a long time, or you didn’t even remember you had it, sell it online or give it to a charity shop!