Apr 2021

Most Common Moving Mistakes to Avoid During Relocation

You are already juggling multiple tasks while shifting your home, and you are more likely to end up taking up wrong steps. With some planning and arrangements, home relocation can become more comfortable than you ever imagined.

To make sure you complete your moving task without any trouble, remember these common relocation mistakes and how you can avoid them.

  1. Not Planning Your Relocation Properly: Shifting is hectic, it involves lot of work. In order to have a smooth relocation, it's important to plan your move correctly. Start preparing for your move at least 10-15 days prior to your move so that you will have enough time to sort out things, pack your goods, research your packers, etc.
  2. Not Doing Proper Research About Packing Company:Hiring a genuine shifting company is difficult as there are many fraudsters in the market. These fake companies will offer low-price quotations to attract customers, then involve them in moving scams like adding hidden charges, mishandling goods, not providing promised service, unprofessional behavior, etc. To avoid hiring bogus moving company you must spend some time researching about the mover.
  3. Forgetting to Prepare Moving Day Checklist: Most of them often neglect to prepare inventory, which results in confusion, as well as forgetting to pack certain things or doing some important tasks. Sit down and prepare a checklist to keep track of your shifting tasks and avoid your goods getting misplaced.
  4. Not Insuring Your Move: Professional packers ensure zero-risk moving; however, damages can happen due to unexpected accidents like bad roads, natural disasters, rain, etc. It is advisable to purchase insurance coverage so that you can claim compensation for your lost/damaged goods.
  5. Last-Minute Packing: Packing is not something you should do at the last minute, if you delay it, your entire move will be disorganized. Because at last-minute you might not have enough time to neatly pack your goods, and you might end up damaging or losing your belongings.
  6. Not Labelling Your Boxes: When you label the boxes, it indicates what the box contains. If your boxes are not labeled, then it will be significantly harder for you to unpack. Labeling also helps in better protection of the goods, i.e., if you have labeled a box 'fragile' to a box full of delicate goods, then automatically, even the laborers will know that it contains fragile items and will handle the box with utmost care.
  7. Not Carrying Important Things by Yourself: To make your relocation more easy and comfortable, don't forget to carry important things like essentials (personal care, medicines, toiletries, mobile/laptop charges, kids' items, etc.) and valuables (jewelry, financial lifesaver, laptops, phone, etc.). This ensures that you have a comfortable stay in your new home.
  8. Forgetting to Update Address: People usually forget to update their new address during home shifting, and they end up missing important mails. To avoid this, update your address in important firms like banks, educational institutions, credit card companies, insurance companies, online shopping sites, etc.
  9. Managing Your Utilities:In the stress of the hectic packing moving process, people often forget to disconnect their utility service and end up paying bills for the service they haven't used. Contact your utility service provider like DTH, Wi-Fi, LPG agency, Water supplier, Magazine agency, etc., to disconnect or transfer your service.

Household relocation can be really complicated, even for experienced person, therefore it requires proper planning. We hope that we have provided enough information on the common mistakes to avoid during home shifting.