Moving home can be stressful – but avoiding these mistakes is essential.
During the midst of packing, planning, and scheduling the movers for your home move, it’s easy to make careless mistakes. To help ease the pain, we thought it would be useful to highlight some of the mistakes that can happen – but that you can avoid with a little knowledge.
Mistake No. 1: The removal van is smaller than you thought.
Always, always, always get the removal company to visit your property and survey all the possessions you want to move in advance to your moving date! If the removal van doesn’t fit down the small lane now, it won’t in two weeks.
Mistake No. 2: The removal crew can’t move your connected dishwasher.
Removal men are not plumbers. Never assume that they are able to disconnect appliances such as a dishwasher or washing machine. If you’re concerned about this, ask your removal company in advance as they may have a suitably qualified member of staff to do this job for you.
Mistake No. 3: You can’t get your wardrobe or bed through the door.
While your flat pack furniture seemed like a good idea at the time, now that you’re moving, it means that you have to disassemble all of those pieces if they’re too wide to fit through the door!
Mistake No. 4: You forget to set aside overnight bags.
Even if you’re moving straight into your new home, it’s easiest if everyone has clean overnight clothes and outfits for the next day easily available. You don’t want to be rifling through boxes looking for your toothbrush after a day of moving. This also applies to ensuring your pets have their essential supplies at hand!
Mistake No. 5: You neglect your insurance.
Breakages do happen, even with the best removal companies, so check that you are fully insured. Your removals company may be able to recommend an insurer or your household insurance may be increased to cover the move. If something is broken during the move, take photos for the record, and alert the movers immediately.
Remember to call your insurer to confirm that you’re moving home! This allows your renters and homeowners insurance to stay in place and change houses at the right times so that you and your belongings are always protected. Contact Insurance and Mortgage Services for all of your coverages.