When your life circumstances change you might find that you just don’t have enough space in the house anymore and it’s time to upgrade. After going through the hassle of finding and buying a new place, you’ve got to deal with the stress of moving. If you don’t prepare properly then the whole experience is an absolute nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some simple mistakes that people make when they’re moving house and if you can avoid them, you can make the process far easier for yourself. If you’re planning a move soon, these are some of the common mistakes that you should avoid at all costs.
Not Planning Ahead
When you’re moving you’re probably thinking it’ll take a couple of days at the most to pack up your stuff and put it on a van, but there’s much more to it than that. You need to make sure that you’ve labelled and organised all of your stuff before packing it and sorted out movers in enough time, otherwise, you’ll be rushing around on moving day. If you are looking for a removalist, you can’t just do a quick search and call the first one. You need to do a little research and find a reliable one if you want your stuff to be safe. If you end up calling the first person you can find a couple of days before, you might end up with an unreliable company that won’t take good care of your belongings.
Moving With Kids
Any stressful situation is made ten times more difficult by having kids running around. When you’re trying to get everything organised, trying to keep an eye on the kids at the same time is a bit of a pain. You can make moving day a lot less stressful if you just get a family member or friend to take care of the kids for a day or two while you move into the new place and get everything set up.
Taking Trash With You
Moving house is a great opportunity to get rid of a load of junk that you just don’t need. Over the years, we all accumulate plenty of stuff that we never use. It all ends up in a drawer somewhere and we don’t bother to throw it away. You’ll dig all of that stuff out when you start packing and you’ve got two choices; you can either stick it all in a box and chuck in a drawer at the new house, or you can take this opportunity to have a big clearout. When you’re packing your stuff, go through each item one by one and ask yourself whether you actually want or need it. If the answer is no, it can go in the bin. As a general rule, see whether you’ve used it in the last 3 months. If you haven’t, it’s not something that you really need.
Avoid these mistakes when you’re moving house and it doesn’t have to be the nightmare that you think it does.