Common Moving Mishaps
It doesn’t matter if you’re just moving down the road or to the other side of the country, packing up and relocating needs careful planning and organisation. Moving home should be an exciting time as you embark on a new adventure, not so stressful that it leaves you tearing your hair out in frustration.
Here’s a look at some common moving mishaps and how to avoid them, ensuring a smooth and effortless move to your new home.
Doing It Yourself
You may think moving home’s just a case of chucking a few possessions in boxes and hiring an old van. Then you realise that even with a small house or flat, you’ve suddenly got far more things than you thought. And just how do you think you’re going to move the washing machine and fridge without proper equipment? Is it worth putting your back out lifting heavy boxes, just to save a few pounds, which incidentally, you’ll probably end up spending anyway on chiropractic bills?
Hiring The Wrong Removals Firm
Don’t just hire the first one you come across or the cheapest one you can find. Do a bit of homework, visit their websites (a decent firm will have one), check out testimonials and look at their credentials.
Forgetting To Measure
There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new home and discovering that the sofa won’t fit through the doorway. Make sure you measure doorways and stair corners before deciding what you can take.
You’d be surprised at how often this happens; leaving packing until the last minute then packing everything including the stuff for the recycle bin. If organisation isn’t your strong point, then book a full pack service and leave it to the professionals.
Forgetting Where You Put The Remote Control
If you do opt for a self pack service, ensure you label the boxes properly. Misplacing the remote control just before the start of Euro 2016 can lead to serious marriage disharmony. Likewise, when dismantling beds. Put screws and bolts in small plastic bags and tape them to their corresponding bed frame.
Packing The Kettle
Moving is a strenuous business so give the moving guys a break and make sure you provide refreshments. Tea and coffee will be more than welcome as will cold water on hotter moving days.
Finally, remember that you’re not a removals expert; a reputable removals firm will have far more experience, so trust them to get on with job.
For more information on our packing and removals service, West Sussex, contact O’Brien Of Worthing today.