Common Mistakes People Make When Moving House

Moving house mistakes

Moving house is equal parts exciting and challenging, but making rookie mistakes can only add to the challenge. To make a success of a house move, it takes careful planning along with making sure you have the finer details ironed out, as well as the bigger tasks. 

In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common mistakes people make when moving home and how you can avoid them. 


Not planning your packing

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If you’re the sort of person who packs for a holiday on the morning of a flight, this last-minute approach may be a hindrance during a house move. Arranging the transport of all your belongings needs a strategy to ensure a seamless move from A to B, and an easy time unpacking at the other end. 

Labelling boxes by room is vital, taking care not to overfill the boxes. Put sturdier items at the bottom of boxes, and lighter items on top. Ensure that breakable items have plenty of padding around them, and that heavier items are not placed on top of them. Many removals companies also offer an expert packing service and packing materials to ensure your belongings are packed safely and professionally to ensure a smooth transition. 


Forgetting to let service providers know

Always remember to let relevant people and companies know about your move. This way, you won’t have mail containing sensitive information being sent to the strangers inhabiting your old house. Contact all utility providers, your bank, your place of employment, and anyone else you think needs to know. Ensure you arrange for your post to be redirected to your new address to further enhance security. 


Neglecting to arrange insurance

It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Even when the greatest care is taken moving items, accidents can still happen. That’s why getting insurance in place before the big move can give you peace of mind that all your family heirlooms and expensive items are covered. Some removals companies may have their own insurance policies as part of their service, so be sure to ask them for details. 


Not measuring up

When transferring furniture and goods into your new abode, there’s nothing more frustrating than a sofa getting wedged in a door, or your beloved dining table not fitting into its new location. These problems can be avoided by careful measurement of your furniture and also the rooms in your new home. It may help to create a floor plan from these measurements. You will also need to consider whether some furniture items will be able to fit through door frames, or if they require dismantling first, and reassembling in their new position. In other cases, you may need to rearrange the floor plan or purchase new furniture to fit the space neatly. 


Forgetting your essentials bag 

In the hustle and bustle of packing, it’s all too easy to forget that the first few nights of staying in your new home will require essentials. Don’t arrive at your new property to discover that your toothbrush, pyjamas and phone charger are at the bottom of one of the many boxes. Instead, be sure to pack an essentials bag that will see you through the first week of your new home life while you slowly unpack. 


Not arranging a removals company

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If you’re planning to skip the removals company, you could be creating extra difficulties for yourself. Removals companies such as Simon Long Removals Gloucestershire, will help you make moving day an easy process. They can provide the packing materials and services, along with a fleet of vehicles to safely move your belongings without hassle – they also will do the heavy lifting and maneuvering of items to protect your health. Remember to research a reputable company and book them in advance so you can guarantee a snag-free service from start to finish. What’s more, removals companies take the stress out of everything, knowing that you have specialists at your back to ensure everything runs smoothly. 


Searching for a professional removals company to cover all aspects of your big day? Here at Simon Long Removals, we ensure a hassle-free experience while moving house. Our varied services include packing, removals, storage, and we can even assist with overseas and commercial moves. To discuss your move with our friendly team, simply give us a call today. We serve a wide area of the South West, including Gloucester and Cheltenham