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Packing and moving house can be an overwhelming job that could take up a lot of your time and effort planning and executing. As you have to stress about doing so much in a short time, it is difficult to take care of everything. No matter how carefully you plan your move, you are bound to miss something essential out. Here are five mistakes that could cost you a lot in the process so maybe avoid them when moving:
Leaving packing for the last minute
If you are moving without professional help, then it is best to start the packing as early as possible. Pushing it off until the last minute can make things more prone to mismanagement. You should always start the process at least four weeks prior by making lists of things to pack and the materials you would need to do so. You can start by putting away things that you hardly use first and finish packing up the last of it at least a day before the move. That way you can focus on other things on D-day.
Not taking professional help
If you are moving a family’s worth of household stuff, it is best to get the help of professional movers. Without professional packing, it is easier for your things to be damaged. Many moving companies now offer to take care of all aspects of the moving processes themselves, starting from packing to unpacking in the new property. They can also provide storage facilities while you finalize arrangements.
Not looking hard for a moving company
With a large number of moving companies cropping up, choosing the right one means you have to put in some effort. Friends, family and colleagues can give a realistic review based on their experiences. You may also use unbiased performance reviews by past customers to form an opinion. Cheap removals do not always mean good. Moreover, do not forget to read the company’s contract thoroughly before signing the deal. Being well informed will help you save a lot on damages and delays.
Forgetting to change the address
One of the essential things to take care of when moving houses is to change addresses with every service and postal system that serves you. Doing this before you are actually in the new house means that you can get important documents and services at your new place as soon as you move in. Telephone and cable network providers, internet providers, your bank account and the post office are some of the few to notify immediately of your change in address.
Not throwing away junk
You know the things that you no longer use or are dysfunctional for long but you haven’t gotten around giving them up? Moving houses is the best time to get rid of old junk. Instead of carrying forward everything to your new home and then struggling to find a place for in in your new space, donate the excess stuff to other people who may use it or simply throw it away. This way, your new house will have more free space for you to fill with things you needs or like.
Starting without a checklist
Making a moving checklist is the most important part of planning a move from one place to other. With so much to take care of, it is easy for one or more essential things to slip out of your mind. This is where a checklist comes in handy. Free up your mind to concentrate on other things without forgetting other important things in the last minute.
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