Common Moving Mistakes

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Peter Donaldson

When planning your move, we here at IRIS Removals understand it can be one of the most stressful times. So every tip you can get to help reduce that pressure and any anxieties that you have, can prove invaluable. With a huge range of experience in the removals and storage we know what to do when moving but also what not to do. Many people fall into the same traps and experience the same problems when moving so we have compiled a list of the most common mistakes to make.

Moving the Clutter With You

There are undoubtedly a huge amount of items in your house such as old kids toys, hundreds of note pads you are keeping just in case you need them and a large amount of clothes that you haven’t worn in years. So if you are never going to use them, why bother paying to have them moved to your new house where they will only take up space.

When you start to package up each room, make three separate piles when doing so. One pile for keeping that you are completely sure that you will use again. The second pile should be for items that you no longer need but are in perfectly good condition to sell. Websites such as ebay, CeX and amazon are great places to start to get rid of your old stuff and make some money whilst doing it. Finally, create a ‘to be binned’ pile and simply throw it away especially if it is broken or worthless.

Not Hiring Professionals

If you are moving simply round the corner or across town you may think that doing it yourself would be far easier and cheaper. However, we know that this is never the case and it will always end in disaster. If you want all of your belongings to arrive at your new home in one piece and in good time, the only way to do this is to hire professionals. Do this in plenty of time as especially during the spring and summer seasons many people choose to move so you want to make sure your date is booked in ready.

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