The Biggest Moving Mistakes To Steer Clear Of

by - 6/22/2017 08:45:00 PM

Moving house, especially when you’ve got your whole family in tow, is one of the most stressful experiences most of us will ever go through. There are countless factors you need to plan for and all kinds of things that can go wrong in the process. However, many people make it harder for themselves through perfectly avoidable slip-ups. Here are some of the biggest ones to steer clear of.
Overestimating the Time You Have

If this is the first large-scale move you’ve had to carry out, or it’s been a while since your last one, then it can be easy to forget how long it can take to actually get things organised. Many people won’t have any flexibility in terms of the amount of planning time they have, usually due to a job-based relocation or some other personal constraints. For the rest of us though, it’s important to start planning as early as possible in order to avoid any last-minute panics. When planning your move, it’s usually best to work backwards: set a moving date, and then count back around eight weeks, or more if you can. This should give you ample time to draw up a solid budget, hire any services you need, and deal with your packing.
Failing to Check References for Moving Services

One of the toughest parts of making a move run smoothly is hiring the various services you need. It is important to use reputable furniture removalists and similar professionals if you want to ensure everything you’re moving with gets to your new place completely unscathed. Be sure to call several different moving services, and then run them through some reference checks. Even though a certain moving company may not have any public complaints brought against them, this doesn’t mean that the work they did was exactly first-rate. However, this will generally mean that if a problem does come up, you’ll be able to resolve it fairly easily. Moves carry risks. Getting everything to your new house is going to be hard enough without poor moving services, that allow things to get broken or go missing. Still, you can mitigate all the unnecessary hassle and stress that mars some people’s moves, by running some reference checks before arranging any estimates.
Failing to Purge While You Pack

This is one of the most common moving sins people tend to commit: not getting rid of all the things you don’t want or need before you start to pack. Again, this is usually caused by time constraints. However, if you fail to carry out a good pre-move purge, you’ll wind up taking more time to get everything packed and organised in time for moving day. As soon as you set a moving date, start going through the whole house, assessing everything you own, and deciding whether or not you really want to bring it with you. You’ll be surprised at the amount of things you’ll want to shed! Furthermore, by selling some of your stuff before the move, you can mitigate the cost of the whole thing.

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  1. I think the main issue in such situations is not this, it's important to give yourself an answer if you are ready to spend money on all the services related to the move. I remember my first experience when I decided to do it myself. Now I can only say one thing, do not spare money for this, since this is a difficult period for your family, especially if you have small children. My new neighbors used their service and were very satisfied with the quality of services, as well as with the price for services.