Published on Friday, 30 January 2015
Nobody enjoys moving to a new house. Moving house gives you a lot to worry about, from finding a new school for your children to unpacking those hundreds of boxes you have. Keeping calm when you move is never easy, but if you take the proper actions then you can work towards having a stress-free moving day. One of the best ways to prepare for your move is to expect the worst, so here are just a few of the most popular problems that can occur when you move house. 1) Problems with your removal company.There are lots of things that can go wrong with the professional house movers or removal service that you’ve hired, no matter how experienced they might be. From turning up late to bringing a vehicle of the wrong size, make sure you’re prepared for the worst by trying to hire the best moving company in your area. Don’t just jump at the first cheap removal prices you find, take the time to research your selected company by reading customer reviews online. It’s important to look for reviews from different websites, as the ones on the company’s site could easily be false! One of the best ways to find your ideal movers is to ask your friends and family for advice, so try this if you want to avoid moving scams, hidden fees, unreliable services and more.2) Moving furniture.Furniture removals can be tough, and whether you have a large bedframe to get down your stairs, or if you have antique armoires that you don’t want to see broken, it’s important that you work out the best course of action before attempting to lift anything. Firstly, make sure your doorways are going to be large enough for all of your furniture by measuring ahead of time. You might need to plan another exit if your furniture is too large. Now, make sure that you’re able to lift the item securely, without putting too much pressure on yourself. If it’s a struggle, make sure you have the help of a friend. Keep a path clear so that you can move your furniture even if your vision is obstructed, and always use proper lifting techniques to avoid damages and injuries.3) Loading your moving van.If you don’t load your moving van properly then it becomes very easy for furniture and items to shift, move and break during transit. Avoid this happening to your items with proper and careful loading. Start by loading in your larger items of furniture, with the largest sides facing downwards. Secure any loose furniture with bungee cord. You can now start to load in your boxes, making sure not to pile anything too precariously. Ensure all fragile items are carefully wrapped and labelled so that they can be given the most care and attention.4) Unpacking and missing boxes.Once you’re into your new property you can start to think about unpacking. Before you move, try labelling your boxes with both the room they’ve come from and a number that will tell you how important the contents are. This is not only a great tip to help you when it comes to unpacking, but will also help to ensure that none of your boxes go missing during transit. If you have lost some boxes, make sure you have time to go back to your old property to search for them.
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