Moving house is rarely a straightforward process. However, there are a number of mistakes that can make the experience much harder than it needs to be. Here are some of the most common blunders made by those moving to a new home.
Moving without professional assistance
Moving to a new property can leave a considerable dent in your wallet. This is why many budget-conscious people try to save some cash by moving alone, without the help of a professional removalist company. This is usually a big mistake, particularly for those who have never done this type of thing before and aren't familiar with the ins and outs of the process. It can often end up being a false economy, which ultimately ends up costing the person far more (both in terms of time and money) than they expected.
Without the assistance of a skilled removalist team, you're more likely to mishandle and damage valuable, fragile items (such as televisions, computers and artwork, for example) and have to endure the expense and hassle of having to replace them. Moreover, attempting to lift heavy, awkwardly-shaped objects by yourself or with a friend could potentially result in a physical injury, especially if you aren't trained in heavy-lifting or already have back problems.
The moving process is also likely to take twice as long as it would if you were being assisted by a group of efficient, well-organised removal specialists. As such, if you're planning a house move, it really is worth looking for an affordable, reputable removalist in your local area; doing so could save you a great deal of stress in the long term.
The idea of having to comb through each and every item in your current property and then carefully pack it all up can be quite overwhelming, so much so that you might be tempted to simply skip this step and throw everything haphazardly into the nearest pile of cardboard boxes, without giving any thought to things like labelling, organisation or weight distribution. However, this is a sure-fire way to make your moving experience unnecessarily chaotic and stressful.
For example, tossing your entire collection of books into the same box instead of taking the time to place them in several containers, will make the box itself next to impossible to lift. Even if you do manage to carry it, it's far more likely to collapse, due to being overfilled with so many heavy items. This in turn could lead to the books being damaged.
Likewise, failing to label your boxes with both their contents and the room into which they are destined to go will mean that, when you arrive at your new property and need, for instance, your kitchenware, you'll be confronted with a huge collection of blank boxes that you'll have to spend hours rifling through, just to find the frying pan or a set of cutlery.