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Moving house is a process filled with excitement and a little bit of apprehension. There’s the joy of settling into a new place and the somewhat daunting task of packing, shifting, and unpacking. This process, if not planned meticulously, can become quite a hassle. To ensure you have a stress-free move, here are the top 10 mistakes to avoid when moving houses:
1. Procrastination: Many people make the mistake of waiting until the last minute to start packing. Packing is a time-consuming process and rushing through it increases the risk of damage. Starting early can help reduce stress and potential mistakes.
2. Not creating an inventory: An inventory helps to keep track of all your belongings and makes unpacking and organizing in your new home easier. You can even number your boxes and make a note of the items that each number contains.
3. Forgetting to label boxes: Labeling your boxes makes unpacking significantly easier. You can label them based on the room they belong to or the type of items they contain. This also makes it easier for movers to know which boxes are fragile and need to be handled with care.
4. Packing without a plan: Without a proper packing strategy, you might end up wasting time and resources. It’s beneficial to pack room-by-room, starting with infrequently used items, and leaving everyday items till the end.
5. Not decluttering before packing: Moving houses is a great opportunity to declutter and get rid of items you no longer need. Decluttering before packing can save you time, packing materials, and moving costs.
6. Neglecting to measure furniture and doorways: Always measure your larger pieces of furniture and the doorways/hallways at your new home. This will ensure that everything can be moved in easily without causing any damage.
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7. Forgetting to set up utilities at the new home: Imagine moving into a house without electricity or water. Avoid this by setting up all necessary utilities at your new place a few days before the move.
8. Not considering a removal company: Hiring a professional removal company can save you a lot of time and stress. They have the necessary skills and equipment to move your belongings safely and efficiently.
9. Not packing a survival kit: The first night in your new home can be chaotic. It’s important to pack a ‘first night’ box with essentials like toiletries, change of clothes, medications, chargers, some food, and drink, etc.
10. Insufficient insurance coverage: Make sure you have sufficient insurance coverage for your move. If anything gets lost or broken, you should be able to replace it without incurring a financial loss. Hardakers are fully insured for all items we move for you.
Avoiding these common mistakes can make your move smoother and less stressful.