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Common Moving Problems and How To Avoid Them

Moving problems and Advice

Packing up and moving your entire home can be a stressful experience. There is so much to think about, and often it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. As moving day looms it can be so easy to panic and get overwhelmed and stressed, which, in turn, means you are more likely to forget things, not use your time wisely, and find it even harder to get sorted before the big day!

Here are some of the most common mistakes and moving problems associated with moving home, and what you can do to ensure you don’t make them!

Think you have all the time in the world

The best attitude to have when you know you are moving is to think everything will take longer than it actually does.

Underestimating the amount of time it takes to get organised, pack up your belongings, and clean your whole house can be dangerous.

A stress-free move is all about staying organised and making sure you don’t try to pack too much into a short space of time. Work backwards, come up with a moving home checklist and work out how long it will take you to do each thing (allowing time for things to go wrong or take longer than you’d thought)

If you do this you’ll then have a start time when you need to start sorting out your move, stick to this and work consistently and you should have everything prepared and ready to go come moving day.

Underestimating costs

It is important to ensure that you don’t underestimate how much it costs to move house.

Make sure you have written everything down and finalised a budget so there are no hidden surprises during or after your move.

Hiring a moving company to help you get your belongings from your old home into your new one can be so helpful when it comes to reducing the stress and hassle of moving, but make sure they are completely transparent with their pricing so that you know exactly what you need to pay on the day.

Not researching the best moving company for their needs

There is a huge number of moving companies out there, and so it is all about finding the best one for you and your family’s needs. Leaving hiring a moving company until the last minute is not advisable. Make sure you have time to research different companies prices, their references and testimonials, and the services they offer so you can find one that offers a great quality service, excellent customer service and all of this at a fair and affordable price.

Packing without a plan

Moving house is a fantastic opportunity to go through each and every item that you own and think about whether you still need it.

If you feel rushed and stressed about your move and don’t give yourself enough time to pack properly you’ll end up simply throwing things in boxes without really thinking about whether you’ll need them, and end up moving lots of things that are no longer any use to you.

Make a packing checklist for your move, and think about where you want everything to be once moved in your new house. If there is no place for an item, perhaps it is time to let it go.

Making sure everything can fit in your new house is also important. If you have large items of furniture and aren’t 100% certain they will fit then make sure you measure everything for peace of mind. Remember it’s not your moving companies fault if they simply can’t get items through your new front door!

The best moving advice for anyone moving home is to stay organised and start planning well ahead of your move. Keeping on top of everything will take the stress out of moving and so you can simply concentrate on settling into your new home!

If you need a professional, reputable moving company to help take the stress out of moving day, give Lix Removals a call on 01273499051 and speak to one of our friendly team today.

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