Moving house is a complicated affair. There’s just so much you need to keep track of, from the involved paperwork down to all the stuff you’ll be moving. And when things are so complicated, things can go very wrong indeed.
These are the things that you wish you’d known before you moved.
You Pack Away Things You Need
We all want to do a thorough job. And nowhere is this urge more keenly expressed than when we’re packing for a move. For many of us, there’s a sense of pride and relaxation that comes with knowing that we’ve got the situation under control. However, this keeness can all too often get the better of us.
One of the problems that a lot of people have is that they pack the things that they’ll need on the day of the move. It might sound funny to pack away all your clothes and hand them over to the removalists. But five days later, when you’re still wearing the same clothes, it might not be so funny.
There are, however, more grave consequences that can follow a bout of overzealous packing. You might be tempted to pack away valuables, like your passport. But if you’re moving from one country to another, that’s probably not a good idea.
You Run Out Of Packing Materials
When all your stuff is in your house, it doesn’t look like you have that much stuff. But remember, this is because it is both spread out and arranged to maximize space. And this can be deceiving.
The actual amount of things that you own will shock you. You’ll be amazed at just how many boxes can be filled with clothes and DVDs, not to mentions all the miscellaneous objects you never considered.
Many people forget to buy in enough packing materials for all their stuff. Top removal experts should be able to advise you on what packing materials you should have before you move.
You Decide To Move On A Friday
Moving on a Friday might sound like a good idea on the surface. After all, you’ve finished work and you’ll have the entire weekend to unpack.
But moving on a Friday is not without its pitfalls. For one, everybody else has had the same idea. And that means that removal companies will be busier and may charge higher prices.
There are, however, secondary problems involved with a weekend move. Imagine for instance that you arrive at your new property only to find that the hot water isn’t working. Because it’s the weekend, you’re less likely to be able to get someone to come round and repair it.
You Don’t Tell Everyone You’re Moving
Sometimes we can spend so much time on the actual process of moving that we forget to tell people, even family members that we’ve moved.
Family members who are used to coming to your house might let themselves into your old house with a set of keys. Then they might get the fright of their life when they find out the house is now occupied by somebody else.