3 Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid

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Moving to a new house is an exciting but stressful time. Whether it’s your first move or your twentieth, we see the same moving mistakes repeated over and over. If you’re planning an upcoming move, check out the three most common moving mistakes seen by of removalists and learn how to avoid them.

Underestimating how much stuff you have

It’s amazing how much stuff people accumulate. Even if you regularly clean out your house or are just renting, when it comes time to move you will surprise yourself with how much you really have. As removalists, we commonly see people underestimate how many boxes they need and how long it will take them to pack all their belongings. If you need help estimating how many boxes you need give us a call our removalists and they’ll give you a hand.

Avoiding a pre-move clean out

As we said before, people accumulate things fast. If you want to reduce the amount of stuff you have to move, then make sure you conduct a thorough clean out before you start packing. Any old clothes or children’s toys can be donated to opportunity shops and anything valuable you no longer want, or need, can be sold online or in a garage sale. Anything else you don’t want can simply be chucked out. While it may take some time, it will be totally worth it come moving day.

Hiring unreliable removalists

It might seem obvious, but a lot of people choose dodgy removal companies with little experience and no real qualifications. While this may save you money, it isn’t worth the gamble. The team at The Removals Group have over 20 years of removalist experience and are members of the Australian Furniture Removers Association (AFRA), so you can be assured that we meet all industry requirements and government standards. To book in your moving day with us, give us a call or book online.