If you have ever moved house, then you will know that it can be an incredibly stressful experience. Yes, a couple of days worth of stress is worth it for a lovely new home that’s a perfect fit for your family. However, that doesn’t mean that when it comes to moving day, you feel any better about how stressful it is going to be.
Now, when it comes to moving house, the chances are it will be stressful, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a total nightmare. The truth is that, like most things in life, how your move goes is directly down to how well it’s planned for. As well as being aware of the faux pas that you don’t want to be making – aka the things that can totally and completely break moving day, turning it into a disaster.
So, with that in mind, what are the most common faux pas we tend to make when moving home? It’s time to find out…
Packing at the last minute
Yes, it’s tempting to leave packing up your home until the last minute, especially if you’ve got little ones, but don’t make this mistake. Honestly, it just makes moving day ten times harder as you are giving yourself more to do.
Pack up as much of your home as possible before moving day, leaving out a few essentials, such as beds, a few items of clothing, your kid’s favorite toys, and anything else that is necessary. Instead of leaving crockery out, buy paper plates and plastic cups and cutlery – that way you can just throw it away once you are done with it.
To make packing easier, focus on one room at a time and color code your boxes according to the rooms that they will need to go into in your new home.
Obsessing over everything going perfectly
Another faux pas that a lot of us make when it comes to moving house is obsessing over the move going perfectly. The fact is that obsessing over every little thing going well is not going to make it happen.
Yes, it’s natural to want your move to be straightforward, but you can’t guarantee that nothing will go wrong. The movers could turn up late. An item could get broken in transit. All of your belongings may not fit on the truck – the fact is that there’s no guarantee that nothing will go wrong, and you need to understand that.
The most important thing when it comes to moving house is protecting yourself and your belongings by having moving insurance in place. That way, should anything go wrong and an item is broken in transit, you know that you are covered. It’s also important to ensure that when it comes to looking at moving companies, you find one with good reviews and that is reliable. As there’s nothing worse than the movers not showing up on moving day.
Failing to plan where everything will go in your new home
Last but not least, don’t make the mistake of failing to plan where everything will go in your new home. The last thing you want is to turn up at your new home only to find that some of your furniture doesn’t fit where it should do.
Do yourself a favor and plan out where everything will go beforehand, to ensure that you’re not carrying items from one property to another only to find that they don’t fit. Make sure to measure your new home and each piece of furniture, to ensure that it will fit where you envisaged it.
There you have it, a guide to the moving faux pas you don’t want to make.