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10 Problems When Moving House: Tips on How to Avoid Them

Problems When Moving House

Moving house can be a stressful experience, even for the most experienced movers. So it’s no wonder many people fall victim to common moving errors. Whether you’re moving across town or the country, you’ll want to avoid the following common moving errors at all costs. In this post, we’ll look at some of the most common moving mistakes, so you’ll be prepared for your next big move.

Moving houses can be both exhausting and exhilarating. When packing up your belongings, ensure you put those valuables and documents in a safe place, such as your vault. 

Here are some things to expect when moving house: 

To-Do List: Moving house can be extremely overwhelming, and when it gets too much, it can help to have a list. Prioritize your list by items that can be left with a friend, items that should be packed, and things that should be sold or donated. 

Furniture: Moving house usually means disposing of furniture you no longer need. As Good Housekeeping noted, if you are moving out, you may want to sell furniture to make some money. However, if you are moving in, you may ask your landlord if you can keep the table. 

Packing: When purchasing packing materials, it is essential to consider how fragile your items will be. When packing glassware and dishes, wrap them in bubble wrap and pack them in boxes with crumpled paper at the bottom. When packing books, tape the book covers together and then wrap each book in bubble wrap. 

Insurance: If you choose to buy insurance, read the fine print. Some insurance policies may cover only some of your possessions, while others may not hide anything. Also, some policies include mileage limits, while others do not. 

Inventory: Make sure you take a list of all your possessions and document the condition of each item. It is essential to do this when moving since many moving companies and landlords may not take responsibility for items lost or broken during moving. 

Use Vault: When moving, it is essential to protect your precious belongings. Good Housekeeping noted that one way to protect your items is to store them in your vault. A vault is a safe storage device you can keep at your home, office, or bank. 

Moving house can be a very stressful experience, and you must prepare for it to cope with the stress. 

Here are the top 10 common problems when moving house and how to address them:

1. Late planning

Late moving planning is a process of taking preventative steps before your move to minimize the number of disruptions and hassles that you will encounter during your move. By taking these steps, you will be able to move more quickly, with less stress and less impact on your possessions.

There are several things that you can do to make your move go more smoothly:

a. Plan your move well in advance. This will allow you to coordinate the timing of your activity with your other obligations and avoid any last-minute surprises.

b. Get organized. Make a timeline for your move, and plan your furniture and belongings. This will help you avoid any last-minute chaos and make a move faster.

c. Plan your packing. Before your move, plan what you will take with you and what you will leave behind. This will help you pack in an orderly fashion and

2. Bad weather

Bad weather can wreak havoc on relocation plans. So if you’re trying to relocate to a new city or state, you’ll want to make sure that you consider the forecast. 

If you live in an area with a high chance of storms, you’ll want to start looking for temporary housing as soon as possible. Also, if you’re trying to move in the winter, you’ll want to ensure that your car is in tip-top shape. Some people leave their old car outdoors and park their new one indoors. 

3. Dealing with moving scam

Moving to a new city can be exciting, but you must be smart about your moving decisions. Scams involving moving companies are standard and can be prevented with simple precautions. 

Verify the company’s licensing: A moving company should have proper licensing and insurance. In addition, you can check with your local Better Business Bureau to confirm the company’s legitimacy. 

Get written estimates: Before you agree to any estimates or contracts, ensure you get registered estimates from at least three companies. Written estimates are legally binding documents, so it’s essential to have everything in writing. 

Get all your options: Before committing to a moving company, get all your options on the table. Ask the company for references, and talk to them about their policies, procedures, and policies. 

Get a second opinion: Before you agree to anything, get a second opinion from another moving company. You can get a better price or deal from another moving company. 

Be wary of “low-ball” estimates: Be careful of companies that low-ball their initial estimates. Instead, your moving company should explain the factors affecting the final assessment, including the size and weight of your items. 

Get referrals: Ask your friends and family for referrals to local moving companies. Referrals from other consumers are the most reliable, so don’t be afraid to ask. 

Read the fine print: Before you sign any contracts, make sure you read the fine print. With written estimates, what services are included and excluded will be clear. 

Check the company’s reputation: Look up the company online and make sure there are no complaints or histories of legal action.

4. Wrong packing of fragile items

When packing your fragile items, be sure to fill them in a way that will not damage them. For example, avoid packing them in with heavy items. Instead, try to pack them in a way that will protect them from knocks or bumps. And make sure to pack them in a sturdy container to protect them from moisture and dust.

5. Overpacking

When you are moving house, it is essential to pack as lightly as possible. It is tempting to overpack, especially if moving a large item. However, overpacking can lead to problems. Packing too much can lead to breakages and extra trips to the moving company. It can also cause moisture to build up, which can cause damage to your belongings.

It is also essential to plan your move carefully. Make sure you know the size and weight of your items, and factor in the time it will take to pack and transport them. Packing your items in the right way can also help reduce the amount of stress you experience during the move.

6. Moving Bulky furniture

One of the most challenging tasks when moving is moving bulky furniture. Furniture that is bulky and heavy can be a real headache to move. However, there are a few tricks that you can use to make the process a little easier. 

First, find someone who can help you move the furniture. 

This will free up some of your time and help reduce the amount of stress that you are going through. Second, try to move the furniture as quickly as possible. This will also help reduce the amount of time you have to spend on the task. Third, use packing materials and straps to help move the furniture. This will help to prevent the furniture from being damaged during the move. Fourth, use a moving company if you can. Moving companies have the expertise and equipment to move bulky furniture safely and smoothly.

7. Late booking of movers

Only on-time booking of movers can lead to several problems. The first one is that the movers may arrive late. This can lead to inconvenience for you and your family. The movers may also be unable to handle the extra load, which can lead to damage. Additionally, if the movers cannot move your belongings promptly, this can also lead to a loss of money.

8. Injuries when moving house

When you’re moving house, there’s a high chance of getting injuries. The sheer weight of the furniture, boxes and other items can cause you to fall, and you may not be able to brace yourself in time. You may also trip over cables, on hidden obstacles, or be struck by debris. Moving house can also be dangerous if you’re unwell. If you have a pre-existing condition, such as epilepsy, you’re at a higher risk of getting injured. Moving house is an unpleasant experience, and it’s essential to be as safe as possible.

9. Damaged items 

Moving can be stressful, and it is accessible to damage items accidentally while moving. Therefore, hiring a professional moving company is essential for moving large or heavy items. However, if you carry smaller items, avoiding damage is still necessary. 

Here are a few tips to help you move your belongings without damaging them:

– Use packing boxes and bubble wrap to pack your items securely.

– Use Casper pads to protect fragile items.

– Move heavy items using a dolly or a wagon.

– Use packing straps to secure smaller items.

– Make sure you have enough boxes and bags to pack your belongings.

10. Property damage

Moving is a stressful experience. Not only are you leaving your old home and all of its memories behind, but you’re also having to pack up your belongings and transport them to your new home. This can be a lot of work, and it can be challenging to avoid accidents.

Property damage can happen when you’re moving and can be costly. In some cases, you may be able to claim damages from your moving company. If you’re the victim of theft, you may be able to file a police report and get your property back. In any case, it’s essential to be as cautious as possible when moving and take all necessary precautions to avoid accidents.

Moving house can be entertaining, or it can be a very stressful experience. There is no right or wrong way to approach the moving process, but you can do a few things to make it less stressful. I hope this article has been helpful! If you still have questions regarding the moving process or need a professional moving company, you may call Treasure Moving company at (855) 715-6683.

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