3 Things You Should Never Do When Moving House
For the majority of the population moving is inevitable and a stark reality and some people will find moving to be a more pleasant exercise than others will. Researchers have found that moving home is one of the most stressful life events anyone can go through. However, there are a few steps you can take to make the move to your new house far less stressful that it ought to be.
Here are a few common mistakes to avoid during your move:
Employing an unreliable moving company
Taking time to research reliable moving companies can save you quite a bit of stress. If you employ the wrong company you may find that your move it made unnecessarily stressful. Customers have reported that moving companies arrive late, double charge them, break their goods and are rude. To make sure you have employed the right person for the job, it is always best to ask friends and family for a trusted referral.
Although no two moving experience is the same if you hire the right company to help you during your move you are sure to be getting the right service you are paying for. When choosing your moving company always take a look online for any referrals the company might have. Checking local listings for a contact number and always ask them questions about your move. Make sure that the company you have hired is able to supply you with insurance details. If anything goes wrong then you will be able to claim damages back from the company.
Make sure that you start the packing process a while in advance. The last thing you will want is for the moving company to arrive and you are still packing up your house. This can also lead to additional charges to your account for the time the company waited while you finished your packing.
Not shopping around
Whether it is boxes, packaging materials or a moving company, always do your homework and shop around for the prices that will best suit your budget. Get quotes from a range of companies for carpet cleaning or house cleaning services, moving companies or simply box suppliers. It is really easy to add stress to your move if you find out you have reached your budget for the move before you have even finished packing the first 15 boxes.
Keep in mind, however, that you will need little extra funds available for the day of and a few days after the move to cover any unforeseen expenditures. You might find that the movers charged you for an additional service you agreed to and if you do not have the funds to pay them then you might find yourself in a bit of a tight spot.
Packing too many unnecessary items
One of the best things about moving to a new home is that you will have the chance to de-clutter your home a little. Make sure that you get rid of items which you no longer need or want. Take items you want to get rid of and donate them to charity shops or thrift stores.