Major Mistakes Related With Self Moving And Way To Avoid Them
Moving isn’t a fun task. To move from one place to another, you have to put in your time, money, energy and efforts. Unfortunately, most individuals think that the relocation process with professional movers is expensive and thus they start planning to do all the moving work ownself.
It sounds good that you can complete the moving process with DIY techniques for cost-cutting. You will be saving on packaging, labeling, manpower, loading, unloading and other additional costs. However, it is not as simple as it sounds. There are several risks associated with the DIY moving process, especially when moving it for the first time.
You will find yourself juggling between several jobs, whether you are planning to move inside the city, outside the city or interstate.
Here we are listing some of the common mistakes that are commonly associated with DIY moving.
To Evade At The Last Moment
It is the biggest mistake that most individuals make. If you keep postponing things for the future, then it will result in trouble and a chaotic situation in the end.
Thinking that packing will be done at the last minute then you will end up with messy packing outcomes. Also, you will be spending extra on packing stuff that is not required anymore.
How To Avoid:
- You should plan your packing process in advance, approximately 2 to 4 years ago.
- Have a checklist of all important tasks.
- There should be a deadline for every task to complete work on priority.
Hiring professionals is best as they will take care of every moving task from beginning to end. They will be responsible for purchasing packing materials, loading goods, transporting them safely, and unloading them at a new destination.
Not Eliminating Rubbish Goods
With a lack of proper packing, you will be only throwing all your goods in packing boxes. It is not the right solution. It will only lead to stressful outcomes and messy products at the time of unpacking. In addition, you will be only paying for the objects that will be thrown away after reaching your destination.
How To Avoid:
Prior to the packing process, declutter all your non-required and unwanted belongings. It will save you lots of time and packing material. Also, at the time of unpacking, you will have only those belongings that are required at your new place.
If you are not able to differentiate the goods that are required or not, the preparation of the list will help you. In this list, you can mention those objects that are not in use for past years or are not in usable conditions. You can donate such belongings (which are in good condition) or can throw them out so that you get fewer objects to pack.
Not Preparing An Essential Bag
It is most obvious that after a long and tiring move, no one will be happy to unpack their belongings to get the necessary things. As a result, you will remain under complete stress for the first few days at your new place and will not get the desired things.
How To Avoid:
You should pack an essentials bag that should contain all basic elements that will be required at moving time and after moving.
- A couple of clothes, medications, toiletries, snacks, and water should be on the list.
- Your wallet, keys, laptop, and mobile charger are important things you should not miss.
- If kids are traveling with you, then packed food, milk, and their favorite toy should be there.
- Also, jewelry and other important documents should remain with you.
Compromising With Packing Supplies
Quality and quantity of packing materials both matter a lot. Goods will get damaged while moving if you are using the bad quality packing material. Different belongings demand different packing materials and techniques to remain safe through transit. If you overpack the boxes, then it will only result in damage or breakage of goods. Also, for lifting and moving, it will become difficult.
How to avoid:
- You should arrange bubble wraps, tapes and other desired packing materials.
- Be aware of different packing techniques so that all objects get transported successfully.
Professional packers will pack your goods in the most appropriate manner considering all safety measures. In addition, they have years of experience in packing fragile items and relocating them without any breakage or damage.
No Proper Labeling Of Boxes
If you forget to label your moving boxes, then you are inviting some undesired mess and stress. In addition, this will cause confusion when you start unpacking and organizing goods in your new home.
How To Avoid:
The simple and effective way is only to label the boxes on some factor such as on the basis of room, or the basis of type of material and so on.
You can also make a list of boxes and assign a color to them accordingly. With the color pattern, you can easily relate to the desired boxes.
Ignoring Size Of Moving Truck
The wrong size of the moving van will work as a major roadblock during the move. Booking a small-sized moving truck will result in making several trips for relocating the complete objects. It will increase the moving expenses and time too. On the other hand, if you book an oversized truck, then you need to pay for the unused spaces of the truck, which will be a waste of money.
How To Avoid:
For getting the correct sized moving truck, you should consider the volume of goods that need to be moved. However, the best option is to go with a truck that is 10 to 15% larger than the estimated amount of goods.
It is better to take the advice of professionals and experienced movers so that you can not encounter such issues.
Trying to Lift Heavy Items by Ownself
You’re not very familiar with handling large items. If you do so, then it will result in damaging the goods along with injuring oneself also.
How To Avoid:
To move the heavy items, you will need specialized tools and equipment that are most probably not available to you. Dollies, carpet glides, hand carts, etc., all are easily available to professional movers. The professionals have the right skills to handle and relocate your goods.
It is better to hire professional removalists for shifting and loading your heavy-size goods. It will avoid the associated risk and other health-related factors. They will make your move easier with years of expertise.
DIY moving is the common technique that most individuals prefer to minimize moving expenses. But it is most common that some mistakes will arise in completing the relocation process. It may result in a long-term and costly loss. So to avoid such a situation, the best thing is to hire professional movers.
You can go with professionals of Tovey Movers to experience the reliable and budget-friendly move every time. Our moving team provides high-quality, safe, and reliable packing and moving services all across Australia. We will handle your belongings with utmost care.
To hire our professionals or know more about our moving you can easily contact us at 1800 958 010.