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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Moving

They say that moving home is one of the most stressful things you do but there are some mistakes you can avoid to reduce the likelihood of your moving day turning into a living nightmare of disorganisation and frustration. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common moving day mistakes to avoid.

Not Having A Packing Strategy

When it comes to packing you can never be “too” organised. Even the most OCD of movers will struggle to have everything under control and get their belongings packed up and ready to go without losing at least a couple of days in the process. If you don’t have a coherent packing strategy to follow then you are setting yourself up for chaos during both the packing and unpacking stages of the move.

The best way to take on the task of packing for a move is to set out a schedule for each day you have in the lead up to your moving day. So, you may have a day dedicated to packing up all of your clothes, another day dedicated to packing all of your kitchen appliances etc. This way you can tick off each category as you go and it will also give you a better idea of how much you can get done in one day.

Poor Time Management

One of the most common mistakes house-movers make is to leave everything to the last minute and underestimate the time it actually takes to move all of your possessions from one property to another. Your house will need to be stripped bare and this isn’t something that should be attempted in one day.

One tip to live by is to have all of your packing (or at least the vast majority), done before your moving day. Leaving a lot of packing to be done before the removal van arrives will just add even more stress to what will inevitably be a stress filled day.

Not Labeling Boxes

This one’s pretty obvious but it’s an all too commonly made mistake. Not labelling your boxes is a recipe for disaster as it only adds more time to the entire process. You should either label your boxes by categories i.e. books, cd’s, glassware etc. or by room so that you can then unpack and store them away in the right place when you get to the new house. Don’t forget to add fragile to the boxes that contain items that could be easily damaged during the move.

Not Taking Care Of Valuables

Some items will require extra care so placing them in a box won’t be enough to guarantee they make it to their new location in one piece. If you are packing valuables or items made of glass or any other fragile materials then you should wrap them in thick bubble wrap and ensure that they are taped up to keep them from moving too much during transport.

Assuming Furniture Will Fit

It’s a good idea to the make a note of the measurements of the doors, stairs and hallways in your new house to ensure that you can fit your furniture through. A lot of movers mistakenly assume that their furniture will fit through the doors of their new home because it fitted in their old one but the shapes and sizes of doors and hallways differ from house to house. Save yourself some grief and do your measuring before moving day otherwise your sofa could be left on the front lawn!

Author Bio: Stuart Cooke is the Marketing Manager at SpecifiedBy, builder’s merchants providing advice for homeowners and movers around the UK.

Your Kids Deserve to Know Why and When You are Moving

In your decision to move to a new place, you might have consulted with your partner and checked the possible places where you can transfer to. You might be too busy ironing out all the details. You fail to realise though that this is a process that involves not just you and your partner. It also involves your kids. They are in fact gravely affected by this decision. Therefore, before you make the final decision, you have to make sure that they know what is going on and you can explain to them why you are moving.

Make them understand

This process is as difficult for your kids as it is for you. They have to say goodbye to their friends, adjust to a new environment and start over again. For an adult like you, you might already have emotional maturity to take on this challenge. Your kids don’t. They might even get angry with you or rebel because of this decision. This is why you have to make them understand why. Just trust them to understand why you are moving. They might be immature, but this is part of growing up. It is better to prepare them for the change instead of just surprising them with your decision to leave. It will be more painful.

Let your kids be involved

To make this process less painful for them, tell them that they should be involved. You can ask them to help with packing the items at home. You can also tell them to help you label the boxes or arrange them. This makes them feel like this decision is something that the entire family has to be involved in. Not only are you ensuring that their feelings are not hurt, but you also make them act like mature adults along the way.

Start planning now

Take note that moving is a lengthy process. Your kids are just one among many problems that you will have to take care of. This is why you need to start now. Create a master plan where you list everything that needs to be done. Then, it is easier for you to move on with the accomplishment of the tasks. You may also seek help. For instance, you can check out www.andrews-removals.com as they can provide the best moving services. They will help you every step of the way. The only thing you need to do is to schedule an appointment. They will be there from the start until the end. There are a lot of other people who need this service. Therefore, it helps if you can schedule your appointment now and avoid delays.

 

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Why Picking the Right Movers is Important

Are you planning to move house but have so much bulky furniture to bring? You have to hire the right movers for the job. This may be more difficult than it looks. There are a lot of companies to choose from that is for sure. With this, you have to do your own research. Try to look into the reviews of previous customers of some companies. This will allow you to weed out the bad from the good.

Chances are you will find one that provides top quality service. But to find one you need to follow some tips.

The fact is that you need a moving company that knows how to take care of your belongings. To do this you need to check movers on the Internet. Your main goal here is to cut out those companies that do not provide quality service. This way, you avoid companies that may trick you out of your money for services that are not worth it. This is why the research is important. Look at the past customers they have helped move. Look at what they have to say and consider their opinion about the services.

Make a Few Calls to Avoid Mistakes

Calling and enquiring about the services and the pricing will help. The information that these companies offer will help you shorten the list. By comparing all the information you gather, you can make that one important decision. Try to get some estimated prices about how much it would take to service your needs. In doing so, you may find the best offer that they have and what their corresponding prices are. Just be wary with the ones who might dupe you into spending more than what you should. You need to weed them out of the list. You need to make sure that they will do exactly what your hired them to do. If you see their customers complain about hidden services rendered and charged, avoid them.

You can continue your research by going to a complaint group. These groups concentrate on customer complaints. These organizations have a centralised way of handling companies that render services. You can check the companies that you are doing research on. Complaints are from people who have filed their grievances against companies. A visit to their offices will yield the information you need. From the information you can gather, you will find out which companies you can rely on. At the same time you will also know which ones you should stay away from.

There are only two types of movers out there waiting for you; the wrong ones and the right ones. It is up to you to know which companies belong to which category. Removals Cheltenham is one of the right ones, ready to answer queries and concerns about moving and storage.

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