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Planning to move to a new house isn’t as promising as it may sound. This is because of the hassles that come along with relocation to a different neighbourhood, state or country. As the time comes near, people tend to lose their cool and start panicking, and this is when things mess up.
There are millions of ways to avoid mistakes, but what about the ones that we make without realising it? Yeah, right? Being the head of the house comes with many responsibilities, and when moving is the next big step, then you are in for some sweet trouble.
Read on to know what mistakes you should avoid facilitating your move:
Being a packrat
You may have collected many things over the years, like toys, furniture, clothes, accessories and decor items; however, do you know if they will suit the next house interiors too? Have you thought about that? Being a packrat, i.e. packing everything you own is not the right way to go about it because it will not only consume more time than it should while packing them, it will do the same while unpacking it. Weren’t you supposed to change your lifestyle along with your address? You need to assess the stuff you need and donate the ones you don’t because the new home needs to be better and more managed than your current one.
Making it a DIY project
Not every task can be turned into a DIY project, especially when you have no time or expertise in that department. Some people like to do the relocation themselves because it saves costs, but do you know how expensive it can become if you mess up? Do you know how to transfer the luggage to the new place? How much does moving with pods cost? How will you keep your valuables safe during the transfer? Questions like these should incline you towards hiring a professional relocation service that can do the job for you. It is better to let the experts handle the work, while you sit back, relax and enjoy your moving out.
Preparing yourself mentally is the primary step because if you lose your cool, then you will only attract trouble towards yourself. Getting impatient, angry or irritated may speed up the packing process, but will also make matters worse because things break and get lost when you are not doing a proper job. You may be under a tremendous amount of pressure, but staying calm will do wonders for you. Don’t forget: Slow and steady wins the race!
Being a super procrastinator
Procrastinating may be your second name, but relocation isn’t the right place to show your colours. Procrastination will increase your costs, enhance the pressure on your shoulders, delay your move-out and whatnot. There are so many issues that it can raise up that you will regret it sooner or later. It may seem like a relaxing proposition right now, but trust the experts, it will do no good to you.
You are forgetful
Being forgetful has caused a lot of trouble in other aspects of your life, right? Are you worried that it may do the same with your moving out process? It is one of the many mistakes that you may not realise at first, but will only do when you are at the new location and unpacking your stuff. Mistakes like forgetting to inform the mailman, to pick up a few boxes at the old house or to assess the cost of a commercial moving company or moving with pods costs.
No labelling whatsoever
Having a box of miscellaneous is looked down upon, and if you are not labelling any of the boxes, then its a truck full of miscellaneous labelled boxes, you know? This mistake is the worst that you can make, and you will realise it when you are unpacking your stuff because you don’t know where are the utensils, toothbrushes, beddings and many other things. You cannot open every box and start managing the stuff the minute you step into the new house, right? Just like it took a few days to pack everything, it will take a couple of days to unpack, and during that time, if you require anything, you should know which box to dig into. So label everything!
Moving may be a little full of troubles, but the reward is pretty promising. See the end goal, and avoid making mistakes!