8+1 Biggest Home Moving Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

9 biggest mistakes people make when moving home. Avoid them and have a great, stress-free move!

You hope your home move will be a big success, but it could be a big disaster! Read on to discover the 9 biggest mistakes people make when moving home, so you can avoid them and have a great, stress-free move!


1. Not researching the removal company

Don’t just pick the first removal company you come across. Do your research. Are they insured? Do they get good reviews? If you have any specialist equipment or something large such as a piano, do they have experience with such things?


2. Packing heavy things in big boxes

You get a big box, you fill it with books, then you can’t lift it and you have to take half of them back out again, totally wasting your time! Check out the wide range of packing materials available from Columbia World-Wide Movers. There’s a specialist box for just about everything, from books and clothes to dishes and bicycles.


3. Forgetting to measure up

It’s important to measure up your new home to make sure your furniture and large electrical goods will both fit in the places you’ve planned for them, and actually get through the door!


4. Packing illegal products

It’s really important to transport anything flammable, corrosive or explosive in the correct manner. To not do so is dangerous and it’s actually breaking the law too. A good removal company should be able to advise you on the right way to transport these items.


5. Not labelling boxes

When you get to your new home, you’re going to be surrounded by boxes. The move will be so much easier if you write the name of the room on the box so the movers can place them where they need to be straight away. Additionally, make a note on the box of anything important inside that might need, such as the kettle!


6. Not taking taxes into consideration

Some move related items are tax deductible, and some aren’t. It’s important to find out exactly what is on the list, and keep all your receipts.


7. Being rude to the movers

Moving is stressful, but don’t take it out on your removal company. Be nice to them, offer them refreshments and you’ll put them in a good mood, perfect for keeping everyone calm during the move.


8. Not having a ‘moving in box’.

Moving day is exhausting. Once you get into your home, you need to have one box with everything you need for that night. In it should be everything you need to make a drink, something quick and easy to prepare for a meal, and anything you need for night time such as pyjamas and the kid’s favourite toys.


9. Forgetting to change address

Before you move, it’s a good idea to write a list of everyone you need to contact to let them know you’ve changed address. Fail to do this and you could miss out on some important post or deliveries.


By following this advice your move should be as stress-free as it possibly can be. If you’re looking for an experienced removal company with expertise in moving large items and valuables, get in touch with Columbia World-Wide Movers. Your precious belongings are safe in our hands.

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