Common Moving Mistakes: Avoiding a Nightmare on your Moving Day

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There are countless mistakes that you could make during your move, some of them worse than others. Mistakes are unavoidable, but you will want to limit them as much as possible, especially the ones that can cause serious issues with your move. In order to avoid any serious mistakes, you will need to know what to avoid. This article will go over some of the most common mistakes made during a move and how to avoid them.

Organising the move late in the day

There are some times where moving companies will have to move multiple houses during a day. If there is a delay in one of these moves, it is going to delay any of the moves after it. It may sound stressful to move home early in the morning, but I can assure you, it will be a lot more stressful if your move is delayed. This can be especially problematic if you have to hand over the home on the day of the move. You also have to consider that the movers may be tired if they have already been working for most of the day. This can further slow down your move, causing even more stress. Save yourself the trouble by making sure that your move is the first one in the day. Be sure to book ahead and secure this time slot.

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Not booking utilities ahead of time

When you move home, you will need to get your new home in order. This means contacting all of the necessary utilities companies and booking for them to come and set-up whatever is needed as soon as possible. Depending on the time of year, these companies could be very busy. Because of this, it is vital that you make sure to book well ahead of time. Forgetting to do this could spell disaster, turning your home move into a nightmare. Thankfully, it is very easily avoidable. There is no need to wait, if you already know when you will be in your new home and what needs done, book right now.

Forgetting to use up food before your move

One of the things that many people don't think about when moving is food. Before you move, it is important that you get rid of as much of your food as possible, especially the things that spoil quickly. Depending on the time of year and how far you are moving, this can be even more important. You will also need to make sure to empty out your fridge and freezer before it is loaded onto the moving truck. In order to do all of this, you will want to make an effort to use up everything that you can in the weeks leading up to the move. It is also important that you limit foodstuffs that you buy, to things that let you use up what you already have.

Not draining your dishwasher or washing machine

You will want to drain your dishwasher and washing machine at least a day before your move. This means disconnecting the hoses and directing them to a sink or drain, and allowing them to drain overnight. By doing this, you get rid of as much water as possible. This is important, as any water that leaks could damage your boxes or belonging in the moving truck.

Not notifying other people in your building

If you are living in a building with other people, letting others know that you are moving can be a great help. You will need to be moving a lot through communal spaces, such as hallways or foyers, over the course of your moving day. Not only will you need to make sure that these spaces are clear and available for your use, you will also want to give people a chance to move or cover anything that is at risk of damage. It is also important that after you are done with your move, you leave any spaces that you have moved through clean and tidy.

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