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Seven Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Relocating is a stressful task which requires careful planning and strategizing. With so much to think about and do in preparation for your move, the chances are you may forget something important.

In this article, we share some of the moving mistakes people have made which not only costs them valuable time, but sometimes also money. Avoiding these mistakes can help you ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible.

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Seven Moving Mistakes to Avoid

One of the most useful things you can do is to create a moving checklist which helps you organize your life and plan everything you need to do before, during, and after your move. For better results, add the points we share below to your checklist to make sure you have a seamless move from start to finish.

Not Researching Your Moving Company

In our previous blog, we shared important questions to ask your moving company. Many people think that they should choose a moving company which offers them the lowest rates, but not all moving companies are the same and asking the right questions ensures that you find the right moving company for your move.

Not Taking Insurance

Most moving companies offer liability insurance for your move. Although professional moving companies are experienced and do everything they can to avoid mishaps, anything can go wrong along the way. Insurance for your move will cover loss due to theft or damage and without it, you will have little to no recourse if something should go wrong.

Doing it Yourself

Moving is hard work and can be exhausting even when using a professional moving company. Unless you are only moving a few boxes to a nearby neighborhood, moving yourself is never a good idea. Furniture removals have the necessary manpower as well as tools and equipment to make moving easier for you. If you are trying to save costs, there is always the option to hire a moving company to assist you with bigger items such as furniture and appliances, while you can take care of the smaller things like boxes, clothing, and your beloved indoor plants.

You Don’t Give Yourself Enough Time to Pack

Packing up your home always takes more time than you think, even if you are not a thoughtful packer. One of the most known facts about moving is that you always have more stuff than you realize, and you only figure it out when you start packing. It’s a good idea to go through your drawers and cupboards to assess how much there is to pack so you know how much time you need. Not giving yourself enough time to pack adds unnecessary pressure which can be avoided if you plan sufficiently.

You Start Packing Too Soon

On the other hand, packing up too soon is also not a good idea, unless you are planning to do a serious declutter of your home (see the next point). If you plan on taking everything with you, packing too soon increases the risk of packing something you might need before you move. This means that you will be hunting through boxes to find that charging cable, document, or your favorite kitchen knife that you actually need. You might feel that you will be more organized if you start packing early, but the chances are that things will feel more chaotic.

You Don’t Get Rid of Stuff

The most important tip any moving company can provide is to declutter your home before you relocate. There is a science behind getting rid of things you don’t need, and the liberating effect it has. Not only do you have the opportunity to let go of dead weight, but you can also donate your excess to the less fortunate, and you will save moving costs as many moving companies quote you based on how much stuff you have.

You Don’t Pack an Essentials Bag

Moving is by nature chaotic, no matter how much you try to keep yourself and everything around you in check. Packing an essentials bag will help you settle into your new home with ease while you get around to unpacking and sorting out. Be sure to pack your toiletries, a few fresh changes of clothes, your charging cables, and any other smaller essentials you will need to access immediately after you relocate.

CM Removals – Furniture Removals Company South Africa

Planning your move is the most important part of the whole experience and can make a stressful event easier to manage.

At CM Removals, we offer a wide range of professional removals services in Cape Town and South Africa. Click here to request a free moving quote and feel free to contact us for more information.

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