Common Mistakes Made By Homeowners When Arranging House Removals

Posted by Moving Home Made Easy

The vast majority of the time, homeowners arrange moving services when they’re moving house and there are a number of benefits to having a professional removal team on hand to help on moving day. Both basic removal services and additional packing services can make moving house much less hassle and they will prevent you from having to do everything yourself. 

Whilst arranging house removals might seem like quite a straightforward task, people do tend to make the same mistakes and these mistakes can go on to make moving day even more stressful than it already is. So, to help anyone who is interested in booking a removals firm to help with their house move, we have put together a list of incredibly common mistakes made by homeowners. 

Leaving it too late to book removal services 

Planning in advance is essential when you’re moving home, yet so many people leave it until the last minute to book removal services. This can make it really difficult to book a reputable removal company and you may struggle to find someone local to help with your move. To prevent any issues in this regard, as soon as you know they know you are going to be relocating, even if you don’t have a completion date yet, start contacting some removals firms. 

Underestimating how much ‘stuff’ they have 

man moving furniture in houseThere are a few different ways that you can get a quote from a removal company and if you choose to complete a quote form, it is so important to fill this out correctly. Your quote will be provided based on the number and size of the items you list, and if additional items are added on moving day, it is likely that the cost of your move will increase; so make sure that you’re realistic about how much ‘stuff’ you have. 

Booking the removals team to arrive too late 

Generally speaking, the majority of people receive the keys to their new home around lunchtime, however, this doesn’t mean that this is the time you should book your removal company for. Far too many homeowners don’t allow for load time when arranging their house removals and they will end up rushing around on move day. To ensure that you’re not pushing it time-wise, ask your move manager how long you’re going to need in the morning before booking a time slot for your removal van to arrive. 

Not double-checking about packing materials 

It can be easy to assume that packing materials are included in the removal services you arrange, but often, they are only included in packing services. This results in homeowners not having enough boxes for all of their belongings and having to go and get some more on moving day when really they should already be completely packed. Simply check what is included in the services you book so that you don’t have any last-minute packing problems. 

Forgetting to arrange insurance cover 

Even though it is likely that the contents of your house will make it from A to B without any issues, having insurance is essential. So many homeowners assume that their contents insurance will cover their belongings whilst they’re in transit, but this isn’t always the case. For complete peace of mind, it is essential to check your current policy and arrange insurance cover via the removal company if required. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this regard. 

Arranging your house removals

When you’re arranging house removals, knowing about these common mistakes can prevent you from making them as well and you can ensure that moving day is much less stressful. So, make sure that you’re taking everything mentioned above into consideration when you’re booking the removal services that you require. 

If you’re looking for a reliable removal company that can assist you with your house move, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Moving Home Made Easy. We offer a wide range of services for you to choose from and we will gladly provide you with a comprehensive removal quote. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service and we can assure you that our team of courteous and fully-trained staff won’t let you down on moving day. We really will go above and beyond to ensure that your move is an enjoyable experience, so there is no better company to turn to. 

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