5 Big House Moving Mistakes
As the leading providers in removals in Coventry and the East Midlands – When it comes to moving, it is a bitter sweet process. On one hand, you’re excited about moving, the potential of meeting new people and above all, the chance of owning a new piece of real estate. On the other hand, you’re faced with the monster of the moving process itself. Packing, unpacking, carrying the heavy stuff, organising your new place and the entire process of settling in. During this time, it is very easy to make mistakes. Some of which can be costly and catastrophic. But whatever you do, make sure that you do not commit any of these five big mistakes.
- Try to do it yourself to save money
Yes, you have big guns, you hit the gym regularly and on a couple of occasions, you have moved your couch a couple of times to fetch a penny that rolled under. But, even if you’re moving right across town, moving can quickly turn out to be a handful. Especially when you’re doing it by yourself. It requires meticulous planning and resources to make the process flawless and easy for you. If you take the individual approach, you might end up forking out more money in repairs than you would have done with a moving company.
- Waiting until the last minute
Any moving company that is worth its word is usually booked during the later days of spring and summer. If you intend to hire a quality company, then you need to consider giving yourself ample time to find and select your desired company. If you wait until the last minute, there is a high chance that you will settle for a lesser quality company, pay almost the same amount or more out of desperation and place your property in jeopardy.
- Not getting a removal estimate
It is one thing to find a good quality removal company and another for them to charge fairly. There are different aspects that affect how differently the different companies price. So, you should take it upon yourself to get an estimate from very company that you consider hiring. Failure to do this could leave you with an invoice that leaves you dumbfounded and one that you had not even expected.
- Not getting insurance
If you value your property, you definitely want to safeguard it against the unexpected. When hiring a mover, make sure that you pick one that has and provides insurance. It will help you feel at ease when your furniture and priced electronics are in transit. You should also know that the insurance of the mover will only cover a fraction of the costs should anything happen. It might be a good idea to double to make sure that everything is completely safe.
- You leave your valuables in the wrong hands
Most credible moving companies will not make a run with your property but you can never be too sure. When it comes to valuable items like your jewellery or other sensitive items like firearms, most companies will absolve themselves of any responsibility. It is best that you pack and transport such items yourself.
To make moving as fun as possible, it takes a lot of prior planning. By avoiding these five mistakes, you cut down on your costs while ensuring that everything is in good hands and well-taken care off. You move out and move in without any incidents.