Moving house is always a busy time, and there is so much to consider along the way. In the rush of it all, it is easy to forget certain essential details and make mistakes that could end up costing you time, money and comfort. Here, we take a look at three common mistakes made when moving house, so you can avoid them and enjoy a better moving experience.
Not taking care of the new space
While there is a lot to think about when you are moving house, it can be easy to neglect preparing your new home ahead of time. Moving into a brand new home that has not been cleaned can make unpacking harder. Not only that, but if you haven’t taken the time to decide where your possessions will go, then you might find it difficult to position everything in the right way. Setting up a few key items for your move-in day (a kettle and cups, toilet roll and other essentials) can make the practical process of moving in much more pleasant, too.
Trying to cut costs
It is no secret that moving house can be an expensive process, so it’s natural to try and reduce your costs where you can. But if reducing your spending means making your life harder, it might not be worth the savings. For example, deciding to borrow a friend’s van and move your own items might seem like a great cost-cutting measure, but it can lead to breakages, stress, and exhaustion that you really don’t need. Spending money on professional cleaners, movers and staying in temporary accommodation if necessary can help to reduce stress - which could be a more sensible saving.
Leaving packing until the last minute
Any checklist for moving house should have packing your belongings at the very top! However, this vital step can get missed out in the hustle and bustle of changing bills over, finalising sales or rental paperwork, arranging movers and more. Thinking about packing well in advance will mean that you have the right amount of boxes and packing supplies to properly protect your items and that you have the chance to declutter anything you don’t need. Not only that, but you can place any bulky items into self-storage if necessary, either short or long term. This might also be somewhere you can make a little saving - by accurately assessing how much needs to be moved, and booking your removal company accordingly.
From decluttering and packing in plenty of time to preparing your new home, you can stay ahead of the game and steer clear of common mistakes with a little careful planning. Soon it will be time to sit back and relax in your brand new space!