If you are in the process of moving home or you are thinking about doing so, there is no denying that this is one of the most exciting albeit stressful times in anyone’s life. However, the last thing you want to do is add to the stress by making the moving process difficult and challenging. With that in mind, read on to discover some of the common moving home mistakes people make so that you can avoid making them.
Not packing an emergency overnight bag – When you arrive at your new home, are you really going to want to go through all of your boxes to find your pajamas and your toothbrush? It is unlikely! Instead, pack an emergency overnight bag so you have everything you need for that evening and the following morning.
Failing to consider your children and/or your pets – There is no denying that children and pets both complicate matters. Ask your family members or friends for help on the day of the move. You should also keep in mind that both kids and animals feel anxious when moving home.
Failing to book a removal company in advance – One mistake a lot of people make is not being proactive when it comes to booking a removal firm. You may think that there is no rush. After all, there are lots of moving companies in the area, and surely they can’t all be busy!
This may be the case, however, there are a few things to bear in mind. Firstly, it may get more expensive the longer you leave it, as the company’s spaces fill up. Not only this but if you want to move on a weekend or a specific date, you could make life difficult for yourself the longer you leave it. It is better to book as soon as possible to secure your date.
Forgetting to change your address – Most banks, utility companies, and such like are going to need a bit of notice to change your address. The last thing you want is for secure and personal documents to arrive at your old address whereby the person who bought your home can open them. Make sure you change your address in advance. You should also consider a postal redirect service for the first month or two so there is no risk of anyone getting their hands on your mail.
As you can see, there are a number of common mistakes that people make when moving home. Nevertheless, if you can stay away from those blunders, you can give yourself a great chance of moving home in the smoothest and most convenient manner possible. Good luck!