Moving house is never easy. There is so much to manage and a lot of moving parts which you need to ensure that you have under control. There are right ways and wrong ways to go about everything – and when it comes to moving house you’re far better off to do the right thing. There are plenty of mistakes which you can make and I have decided to highlight some of them here in the hopes that it makes your next move the easiest move that it can be. These handy hints are brought to you by Melbourne house movers, Move On Removals.
Mistake number one – Winging it
When you’re moving house, even a move across town can be tough, and will take plenty of planning. You might fall into the false belief that because you’re only moving a short distance, that you don’t have to plan too much. This is a big mistake. A DIY move often won’t turn out to be as cheap as you might think it could be, and you need to be sure that you’re prepared for every eventuality. If you give yourself plenty of time to research how you’re going to move, and then plan with plenty of friends to help you out, you’ll be sure to have a greater success.
Mistake number two – you forgot peak hour
You might think that you’re the only person alive who wants to move house on the first Saturday morning in June. Sadly this is often not the case. When you are booking your moving truck, you need to make sure that you plan ahead with plenty of time in order to get the date that you want. If you start getting moving estimates around 3 months from the date before you move, you’ll be far more likely to get the date that you want and make sure that the process is stress and struggle free.
Mistake number three – You didn’t get quotes
Usually, when you are getting any sort of service, you make sure that you get a quote of some kind. This is just par for the course. The same goes with moving, and yet time and time again people don’t get quotes. Speak to the movers that you were hoping to move with, and get an estimate in writing. If you can get an estimate you won’t be slugged with extra charges after the move is over!
Mistake number four – You didn’t check their insurance
Moving – at least for now until we get cyborg movers – is done by humans in trucks. There’s nothing wrong with that, it just means that there is every likelihood that they could drop or bump certain items that could be costly to replace or repair. You need to find out before you begin the move what kind of insurance your movers have, and what kind of cover they provide. After you know this, you can check with your home insurance provider to see what’s covered and what is the gap. If you’re moving items, sometimes insurance doesn’t cover it so it’s best to check.
Mistake number five – You didn’t prepare with enough time
Whenoving house, you need to make sure that you’re ready to go with plenty of time to spare. This ensures that you save yourself the kind of hassle that can only occur during a move… Now, you don’t really want to be in that sort of situation, so be sure that your plans with plenty of time before the move date.
Mistake number six – You didn’t arrange for pets
While you’re busy planning your move, you need to be sure that you’re planning to move any pets that you might have to. If you have any fish, dogs, cats, you need to be aware that they have their own special needs for moving and you need to plan for this.
Mistake number seven – You didn’t plan for plants
Take care of your green plant friends, because they’re the ones that are going to make your new home feel like a home quick smart when you unpack them. Pack your plants into a trailer, or boot lined with a tarpaulin, and make sure that they are hydrated with mist before you go.
Good luck with the move!