Common moving pitfalls and how to avoid them

Everybody makes mistakes, and this is especially true when you’re moving home. It can often get pretty hectic, and if you’ve not had the time to properly plan the move then there are a variety of things that can go wrong. You can avoid the hassle by hiring a moving company, but if you’re insisting on going it along then here are a few tips to consider:


Forgetting about food

There’s nothing worse than opening up your boxes on moving-in day and being hit by the unpleasant smell of food that’s been packed away for too long. But this is a common scenario that many homeowners find themselves in after a move, as they often forget to pack their food appropriately. If you are packing food that requires refrigeration to stay edible, then you may want to consider using a cooler bag. This will ensure that the food is still edible upon arrival at your new home, and that you won’t be met with any nasty smells when you unpack your belongings.

Tip – Check the expiry dates on your food before you leave. If there are only a few days left until an item expires, consider donating it or giving it to a friend!


Failing to plan

Even if you’re the kind of person who hates to plan, it’s always a good idea to try and get some structure to your move. It won’t just help the whole process go much more smoothly, it’ll also help to reduce your stress. However, your plan doesn’t have to be overly complicated; even a basic checklist of items can help to make things a bit easier on moving day.

Tip – Keep both a digital and physical copy of your item checklist.


Poor packing materials

Too many homeowners rely on poor packing materials for their moves, resulting in damaged goods and expensive repairs. We provide all of our customers with strong boxes and other materials for their packing, so it’s not a problem for them. But for homeowners who aren’t supplied with these materials, it can be difficult to ensure the safety of your items. If you haven’t managed to get your hands on any strong boxes for your move, then you’ll want to make sure that all of your heavier items are evenly distributed across your boxes to help minimize the chance of any boxes breaking.

Tip – Contact your removals company well in advance to check if they supply packing materials, as they can be hard to get a the last minute.


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