When moving your house, there is a lot to do. It is not just important to pack all your things and make sure that they reach the new place, but it is also important to pack them safely and properly; this especially holds true when you have a lot of expensive furniture or appliances, pets and plants. Many people usually hire moving experts to do the job for them, because they are scared of the moving mistakes they might make if they do it themselves. However, movers and packers are sometimes very expensive and it’s not a good idea to keep wasting your money on them if you need to shift frequently in your life.
So if you are finally doing the move yourself, here are three very common moving mistakes that you should be aware of. Most people do them and learn their lessons only a little too late, but you can probably know about them in advance and avoid problems later.
1. Not Making a Moving Checklist – A moving checklist is vital to keep a track of how many bags, cartons or separate packed pieces you have. Pack ahead of time to make sure you stick a list of the contents on top of each carton, and also have a separate file of these lists to make sure you have everything with you once you’ve moved. Being as organized as possible, is the best way to avoid one of the biggest moving mistakes.
2. Not Packing & Unpacking in an Organized Manner – When packing, start with the outermost things first; while unpacking, follow the reverse. In other words, pack the shelf contents first in cartons, then bubble wrap the shelves; while setting up, open the shelves first instead of scattering carton contents all around.
3. Not Making a Separate Survival Kit – One of the most important home shifting tips is to not forget about your other regular life happenings. In other words, if you are shifting to a new house on Sunday and have to be at work on Monday, then make sure there is a bag on top with your Monday clothes, some essential dinner ingredients, a few water bottles, and your basic everyday things. This is your survival kit till you don’t settle fully.
Follow these simple home shifting tips, and you are sure to have a smooth moving experience without too much stress or disappointment.