7 Common Ways A House Move Can Go Wrong

Here, have even more reasons to feel stressed about your house move…

Couple undertaking a house move

A house move is so stressful it sits in the top ten list of what most people consider to be a stressful life event. Stress can impact us all negatively, and even increases our risk of certain diseases and medical conditions so the more we can avoid it, the better. Whilst a house move is unavoidable, it is possible to minimise the stress involved in the process. One way to do that is by preparing for all the potential things that can go wrong, and hopefully avoiding them. To help you, let’s take a look at 7 common ways a house move can go wrong:

1. Your Moving Company Let You Down

Unfortunately moving companies can let you down on your house move day. It doesn’t happen very often, but it does happen. The way you can avoid this happening to you is by booking early, so you choose the right company for your needs and you know they are reliable enough not to leave you without any help on the big day.

2. Your Stuff Gets Broken During Your House Move

It is inevitable at least one cup will get broken during the big move. However, with the right packing of items placed in your new home or your Storing.com unit, they should be protected well enough to avoid this happening. It is also worth getting insurance on your items whilst they are in transit if anything is particularly valuable.

3. You Lose The Keys To Your New Property

1 in 10 people surveyed in a bed company study forgot their new house keys before they even got to the front door. You can only imagine the kind of impact this delay would have on the whole moving process. Consider attaching a key finder and bright key ring to the keys as soon as they come into your possession to prevent this happening.

4. Stuff Isn’t Packed

It is surprising how many people get to the big day and haven’t packed all their things up, but it happens quite a lot. This can lead to a ton of stress and a real risk of items being damaged. Start packing and decluttering as soon as you know you’re moving so you can be sure everything is ready to go in time. Even better, start moving it into your storage unit in London so that you know everything in there is ready to be transported into your new place when the time comes.

5. Somebody Is Ill On House Move Day

If your child is unwell on moving day it can be manageable to get them to grandparents for care, or to the new place and in a makeshift bed quickly. If you are unwell though, it can be a real challenge, especially if the illness relates to your toilet habits. If this happens, try to lean on medication, your friends and family as much as you can.

6. Boxes Break

Boxes breaking can create lots of mess in your current and new home, which can be a real issue if you are limited on time and all your cleaning equipment is packed. Of course, there’s also the damage done to the items inside which can be costly. Packing correctly will help avoid this issue. Utilise strong boxes such as those sold by your cheap self storage facility, and use lots of packing tape.

“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

As stressful as it can be thinking of all the things that can go wrong on moving day, by preparing for those eventualities you can minimise the risk of them happening. If they do happen, you are also more likely to know how to deal with them because of your preparation.

Soon enough you will be in your new home enjoying this new chapter, with all of this stress a distant memory.