Top 5 Mistakes NOT to
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Brown cardboard box with moving day written on side

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Moving can be stressful and it’s often easy to make simple mistakes with all that’s going on. Between packing up your home and preparing your new home, it’s important to have the whole situation covered. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make on the first day of their move.


Not planning ahead

Planning a house move is a busy time and it’s often easy to overlook important details. Generally most people think once the removalist is booked in then it’s all settled. This isn’t the case. It’s important to ensure that all your packing, address changes and other finer details are sorted prior to moving day and that your new home has electricity, water etc. You don’t want to be scrambling once the removalists arrive because you forgot that there is no power in the new house or the linen hasn’t been packed. Make a checklist of things to do. This will help ensure you haven’t forgotten anything.


Not decluttering before moving day

Remember, whatever you pack, you need to unpack in your new home. Moving can be a perfect time to declutter. Throw out anything that is broken or donate anything that you don’t use. For bulky and heavier items we can provide the removal service for you and dispose of your items too. This will not only cut down your packing time but it means your movers have less to move, ultimately saving you time and money.


Not responding to calls and texts

While moving day is very busy, it’s important to remain contactable especially with the removalists you have hired to help with your move. By not answering calls or texts, they can’t inform you of any potential delays or problems and it could end up costing you more in overtime fees etc. Talk with your mover throughout the day!


Not advising removalists of access issues

When organising your move, it’s important to let the removalists know of any access issues or obstacles that may hinder the move. If they are aware of any issues in advance they can arrange a site visit and work out the best way forward with your move. Factors like height restrictions, low hanging tree branches, apartment block challenges, limited apartment garage access etc are all things that can cause delays with your move and could ultimately cost you more time and money.


Moving with children and pets

While it’s not always possible, if you can, try to arrange for someone to look after your children on moving day. This will allow you to focus on the move without having to worry about snacks or lunches for the kids or trying to entertain them when they complain they are bored. The same goes for pets. If you can find someone to look after your pets, it will make your move go so much smoother. This will help you get through the move effectively and efficiently.

Hopefully these tips will help alleviate some of the stress associated with the first day of your move and have you enjoying your new home sooner.

If you require an extra pair of hands and an experienced moving team on your next moving day, don’t hesitate to contact us and experience the professional difference for yourself!


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