For renters and homeowners alike, the job of moving can be stressful and frustrating. Moving house is an overwhelming job, and with this overwhelming job, so many people still don’t prepare properly. When you don’t prepare, it makes moving even worse. What are some of the things that people are doing wrong when moving house? Here are a few tips that will show you what not to do wrong when you move.
- Not Packing Boxes Correctly
One moving mistake that some may think mundane is not packing boxes correctly and fully. Often people leave packing to the day before the moving truck is on its way, stuffing things randomly into boxes without any order. Giving yourself enough time to pack correctly will save you time when you arrive to your new home. Take the time to pack correctly by labeling the boxes as you pack. This will mean movers will use less boxes, which will save money later on renting a larger truck.
- Start Organizing Ahead of Time
When moving house, movers should start organizing ahead of time by packing in advance. If movers do this, then you won’t be scrambling later. The things that you don’t use every day, which would include documents, bedding, and any sports items, then go ahead and pack these items. Start organizing ahead of time and packing immediately.
- Packing and Marking Essential Items
Movers should keep all the things that they need and use every day separate, which would include medicine, phones, chargers, toiletries, and anything that you will need on the day that you move into your new home. You should mark these essential items with a bright lettering or tag, so you can find them with ease once moving house has been completed and you are in your new place wanting to make a cup of coffee.
- Don’t Pack Junk
When movers are in the process of moving they often overlook the junk. Do you really want to pack things that you have stored for years? One thing movers should keep in mind is if you haven’t used it, then you don’t need it. Get rid of it. You can donate good items to a thrift store or a charity. Just ask the charity or thrift store if they take donations, then you can donate all these items and you won’t have to pack them. For valuable items that movers don’t want to donate, then you can have a garage sale or sell them on a group on Facebook or Gumtree. Doing this will get your items out there to hundreds of home that will want to purchase your stuff. Remember, one man’s trash is always another man’s treasure.
- Employ a packing service
If you really don’t have time to pack your boxes efficiently yourself, then employing a packing service could be the answer. These professionals know how to store your items in an efficient manner and could take a lot of the stress out of moving house.