Mistakes People Tend To Make When Moving Into Their First Home

Posted by Moving Home Made Easy

There is no denying that buying or renting your first home is incredibly exciting and for many, it is a huge step to make. Finally moving into your own place and having the freedom that comes with it is something that lots of people really look forward to, and moving day can’t come quick enough. However, many underestimate just how stressful moving day can be and often this stress is caused by lots of small mistakes that are made during the process. 

Of course, when you’re moving home for the first time, you’re bound to make some mistakes, simply because you’ve never done something like this before, but these mistakes will probably make moving day much more difficult than it needs to be. So, to help you avoid the mistakes that most people tend to make when moving into their first home, below we have looked into them in more detail. 

Underestimating how much you have to move

This is probably one of the biggest mistakes people make and almost everyone will underestimate just how much you have to move. Just because you’re not moving the entire contents of a property doesn’t mean that you won’t have a lot of boxes and pieces of furniture to get from A to B. 

Asking family and friends to help with the move 

Many will get a group of family and friends together to help them move into their first home, and whilst this can save you some money, often it will make things much more hassle for you. These people won’t be professionals, so it is likely that moving everything to your new home will take much longer than it would if you were to use moving services. It is worth pointing out that accidents are more likely to happen when you have a DIY removal team, so to speak. 

Not using proper packing materials 

This is another very common mistake that people make during their first home move and so many people overlook the importance of using proper packing materials. The vast majority will use second-hand flimsy cardboard boxes with no packing paper or bubble wrap and this often results in boxes breaking and items getting damaged. Not to mention, lots of people forget to use fragile tape too, which is a disaster waiting to happen. 

Forgetting to label their boxes 

Following on from using proper packing materials and fragile tape, it isn’t uncommon for people to forget to label their boxes as well, especially when you pack in a hurry. Whilst it may seem quite dramatic, labelling your boxes really can be the key to a stress-free move and simply writing room names or the contents of a box in marker pen on the top and side of a box can make moving so much much easier for everyone involved. 

Overlooking their day-to-day essentials

When packing everything up to move into their first home, lots of people don’t leave their daily essentials to one side. You may have heard people mention something called a ‘survival kit’ and this is a small box containing the things you will need on the first night in your new home, and it is always beneficial to have one. When putting together a survival kit, don’t forget about your kitchen necessities and basic food/drink items too. 

Using moving services for your first home move 

Hopefully, now that you’re aware of some of the mistakes people tend to make when moving into their first home, you can ensure that you’re not making them too as your moving day starts to creep closer. It is fair to say that the more planning and preparation you put into your home move, the easier it will be, so whilst this is an incredibly exciting time, don’t let this distract you from actually getting ready to move. 

If you’d like to use some moving services for your first home move, be sure to visit the removals quote page to find out how else we can help you. We are a professional removal company and we have a number of quality services available which will help to make moving day much easier and more enjoyable. From packing services to furniture moving services, you can rely on our experienced team to help you in any way required with your home removals and we can assure you that you will be in the best hands when you turn to us. If you have any questions at all about our moving services, please feel free to contact us today. 

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