Moving home can be very stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. The more you know about what to expect with your upcoming move, the more comfortable you will be overall. By being aware of any of the challenges that you’re going to face ahead of time, you can prepare yourself and plan ahead.
This can go a long way to ensuring that your move to your new home is as smooth as possible. To that end, we’ve gathered together some of the common misconceptions that most people have before they move house for the first time. Read on to learn what is fact from fiction.
1. All moving companies are the same
This could not be further from the truth. Some movers will not be nearly as attentive to your needs or protect your personal possessions as well as others. The best thing to do is you make sure that you have done your due diligence on the moving company. You should be looking to hire a moving company that is well… a company. As you are moving nearly everything you own, you should ensure that the company that you have entrusted this task to is well established and has a great reputation.
2. You can’t plan a move in advance
As soon as you know the date that you will need the moving company to pack up your possessions you should be planning on booking your moving truck. This is for a number of reasons, the first is that you want to make sure that the truck that you need is available. Second, you want to be able to choose the movers that you have in mind and not be stuck with the only one available.
3. When moving, any box will do
When you use a team of professionals to move home you can be sure that the boxes they use will be very durable. If you use any boxes that you find that are not suited to moving and try to do it yourself, you may find that the items that you place in the box become damaged easily. A reputable moving company will also protect your items as they pack them using packing materials so that when you come to unpack the item at the intended destination you will not find any nasty surprises.
4. You don’t need to label every box
By making sure that you label every box that you move with you can make the process of unpacking a lot easier. After all, the last thing that you want to do is have to move boxes from the living room to the kitchen or bedroom. Spending a little extra time to clearly label boxes so that you know what is inside can make a world of difference.
5. I pack everything before the movers come to help
Many professional moving companies actually prefer to pack the boxes themselves. They have a lot more experience in packing boxes and they know the weight tolerances of their boxes too. After all, they are the ones that are going to have to move the boxes so they won’t be too pleased if you have a mix of heavy boxes filled with books and another filled with pillows.
6. Something always gets broken
Many people will assume that not everything will survive the move. When you’re dealing with a team of professionals they should be able to handle your items without breaking anything. Accidents do happen, but you should certainly not be expecting something to be damaged.