People often consider the process of moving homes to be straightforward, you pack your belongings and pick the removal company and within a two easy step process you may think that’s that. However, the reality is completely opposite of what you might think. You can find yourself in a huge heap of trouble if even the slightest thing goes wrong. Transporting your goods from one house to another consists of many steps incorporated in a single chain – if one step goes wrong; chances are that your whole process might not turn out to be as satisfactory as you expected it to be. It is therefore necessary that essential steps are taken to save yourself from trouble and your items from getting damaged. I am detailing below the mistakes to avoid when moving home.
Shady movers: With so much competition in the market, every industry is filled with fraudulent dealers and scammers looking for an opportunity to take advantage. This is one of the main reasons you should fully explore your options and make the right decision based on extensive research. People often go for attractive offers and low prices, without considering the reputation, ranking, and reviews of that particular company. You should always go for the company with the best standings, even if they charge a bit more. Otherwise, you always have the option of do-it-yourself if you can manage. I have listed top reliable home removal companies in my previous blog for your ease and convenience.
Messed up estimates: Typically, once you hire a mover, it is their company’s job to send in a qualified professional who can tell you the approximate costs of shifting your products from your current location to your desired location. If the company does not have a proper spreadsheet which can help determine the expenses involved, you should consider consulting a company that provides a greater degree of formal organisation and management. Always be sure to contact more than one company and take a written estimate to avoid further conflicts.
Packing virtually everything into the van: A commonly observed mistake most people make while shifting is that they pack up almost everything and anything. Try to make the most of the space available in the vehicle by shifting smaller, fragile items yourself via your own car.
Lack of scheduling: People can often contact moving companies a day or two before their desired dates. Under such circumstances, most moving companies do not have vacant transportation facilities; hence extreme stress is caused for you. Companies should be contacted and booked months, or at least, weeks before moving, so that you don’t have to face anxiety when it’s time to make the move.
Packing at the last moments: One of the most common mistakes to avoid when moving home is to start packing at the last moment. Moving is not a night-before task. You have to be prepared for it at least a month in advance. This way, you can organise stuff in a better manner, and your belongings can be kept safe without the fear of any possible damage. Start packing currently unneeded goods in advance. As the final days approach, you should not have more than a few boxes to pack.
To move your belongings in the best manner possible, there are quite a lot of things you have to do in advance. Instead of asking your friends or neighbors to help, you should complete your tasks on your own so that you know exactly what to do when it’s finally the time to move.