There are several mistakes one can do when moving or relocating. The stress of moving can add confusion which leads to small mistakes which have bad repercussions on the whole process. And all this combined makes you frustrated. Even if the whole moving process goes smoothly, it’s already a stressful task.
Below is our guide to help you out minimising the stress by avoiding these common mistakes.
Not Getting Rid Of unused stuff
Before packing your stuff, take a day off and try to get rid of the stuff that you haven’t used in about a year or so. Surprisingly you’ll find the whole exercise is very liberating after you get passed the first one or two objects. you can give these items to needy or to some charity where they can are needed more and be useful.
Not Informing Everyone
Often people just inform their landlord when moving and think that’s all they need. But a very common mistake is not changing your mail address, informing your utility companies about your move-out date and leaving a forwarding address. If you miss these, you end up paying for services you are not even using.
Not Organising before moving
If you are willing to relocate at personal expense OR willing to relocate immediately then this mistake is really important to avoid. If you haven’t organised your stuff and tasks properly before moving day you can get in a lot of pressure when moving day arrives. Try to start packing almost a week or two before the moving date. This way you can avoid any delay or mismanagement during your relocating process.
Not Caring for Pets
A very common mistake people do when moving is they don’t think much about their pets. As you must know, moving to a new place is stressful for pets. They can get disturbed during the moving process. What you can do to prevent that is during the moving days give your pet to a friend or relative so that when the whole process is over you can take them back.
The very basic task when moving is to pack your possessions properly. Not packing properly could damage and misplace them. Keep in mind these simple points to avoid packing mistakes:
- Use Double walled cardboard boxes for delicate items
- Wrap your glass and other fragile objects in bubble wrap before putting them in cardboard boxes
- Use small & durable packing boxes for heavy items
- Use foam edges for furniture corners to move them safely
- Wrap your furniture and other big items in Removal Blankets to add more safety
- Use cardboard archive boxes for your important files and legal files
- Label your moving boxes
- Pack any sharp or pointy objects with extra padding
By keeping these points in mind while packing you can avoid any extra strain coming your way.
Last but surely not the least is procrastination. Try to make a list of tasks and act on it timely. Not avoiding or leaving any tasks undone. Timely management will make things so much streamlined and easy for you.
Some Extra Tips:
People often have questions like;
CAN CARDBOARD BE RECYCLED? & CAN YOU RECYCLE BUBBLE WRAP?
Yes, both things can. After you have moved and done with the cardboard boxes you can easily recycle them. But if you have kids they will love playing with the cardboard boxes and you can spend some fun and creative time with them.
Also, our Removal Blankets are made of 100% recycled fibres, therefore much more environment-friendly than other packing material options.