Moving house can be stressful to say the least. As there is so much to do and organise, many of us often make small mistakes that can lead to further complications – something that can be both costly and frustrating. Below we’ve put together a list of some of the most common mistakes to avoid when moving house.

Not planning ahead

Moving house is simply not something that can be done in one day. In fact, it requires thorough planning and organisation. From hiring a reliable removals company to help you with the packing and transportation of your possessions, to putting your current home on the market and preparing your house for viewings, people often underestimate how long it takes to prepare for a house move. Make sure that you start planning your house move at least a few months before.

Failing to label boxes

When it comes to packing up your possessions, it is important that you do it properly. You may be tempted to just shove everything into boxes and sort it all out once you get to your new property, but taking the time to sort out boxes and clearly mark and label them is essential. This will make it far easier to unpack and locate certain items when you move into your new property, instead of scrambling through bags on your first day.

Attempting to move everything yourself

You may think that borrowing someone’s van and asking your friends to help you move all of your stuff will save you lots of money, but trust us when we say that some things are worth paying for. Hiring professional removalists to pack and transport items will save you a whole host of stress and money. They can ensure that your possessions, including heavy and difficult to move items, are packed up and loaded into the van safely, and will deliver all of your possessions intact.

Forgetting to cancel utility bills and change address

Sometimes, we can get so caught up in the stress and chaos of moving house, that we forget to sort out the smaller details. Make sure that you remember to cancel all of your utility bills when you move out and inform the relevant people and businesses of your change of address.

Not getting insurance

Unfortunately, accidents and breakages do sometimes happen during a house move. Insuring your possessions is optional, however, it is always recommended that you invest in insurance to ensure that your belongings are covered should anything happen. Make sure that you check if insurance is offered by your chosen removals company and consider opting for additional insurance to ensure that everything is covered.

Arrowpak International has spent almost 40 years offering incredible removals services across the globe, so you don’t have to worry about mistakes when you choose us. For more information about how we can help make your house move stress free, visit our website.