Moving home is not easy. You have to remember about a lot of stuff and try not to go crazy with all that chaos around you. What’s more, to prepare yourself for the removal, you should be aware of things that can go wrong. Read our guide and make a moving process a stress-free and pleasant experience.
A removal is not only packing, transporting and unpacking your belongings but also choosing a new place to live, sorting out a moving date, finding somebody who will take care of your kids, cleaning, getting to know new neighbours etc. We bet that no matter how many times you have moved, you always seem to find something that you forgot about or wished you’d done differently. But don’t panic! We prepared a short list of things that can go wrong to help you get ready to relocate and keep your move on schedule.
The moving truck is too small
When you decide to move by yourself, you can use either your own car, borrow it from a friend or hire a van. But what if the vehicle turns out to be too small? To avoid such a situation, the best way is to hire a professional team of movers who will move your household belongings with the truck especially prepared for a removal. Remember also to allow movers to do a home inspection – walk through the rooms, garden and a garage. They have to know which size of car chose to move your stuff. Don’t forget also to make sure that all agreements are signed, the truck is insured and the movers well-qualified.
Planning you moving day, you must remember that – in most cases – you are not an electrician or plumber and it’s normal that you may have no idea how to disconnect your appliances. Doing it in a rush may cause serious damages. If you want to avoid this scenario, ensure that all your appliances are disconnected by the professionals and packed properly. You can also ask for help the moving company you have hired. They may have some plumbers or electricians in their team.
Stairs and tight corridors
What if your wardrobe, piano or bed is too big to get through the door, corridor or tight stairs. It can slow down the whole process and cause chaos in your schedule. What’s more, it’s important to know how to lift heavy furniture without injuring yourself. You must know your limitation – it will help you to prevent spinal compression and strain. The best solution to avoid such problems is to hire a removal company. Moving experts will help you to disassemble and assemble your furniture and transport them to your new apartment. Also, the moving team will put large items in the correct spot, you won’t have to move them again.
Extra money for a removal company
Imagine, that the moving company you have hired wants you to pay some extra charges after a removal? It sounds like a joke, but it really happens. To prevent it, don’t forget to ask your moving team to give you a free assessment estimating the whole cost of a removal. If you have some questions, don’t hesitate to ask them. A professional removal company should explain you the whole moving process step by step so you won’t be surprised by the extra charges at the end of the moving day.
Movers don’t show at all
So, you got your free assessment, took a few days off from work, found somebody to take care of your children and now waiting for the removal team. Everything seems fine – you took care of all the details and are ready for the move. What if the agreed time for your movers to arrive comes, minutes and hours pass and you still don’t see a removal truck coming? The best scenario is, that the removal team got stuck in the traffic jam and you have to wait for them to reach your home. In the worse scenario, you will lose your deposit and have to start the whole process again. To avoid it, you should find a trustworthy moving company which has positive opinions and equipment required for the removal. It’s essential if you want to secure a smooth relocation.
Are you looking for a trustworthy moving team? Or maybe you want to hire a van or clean your house after a removal? Write to us, make a call or fill in a Quote Request Form! We will give you a free assessment, answer all your questions and explain how the moving process will look like. Trust our reliable team of professional movers!