Remedies to Common Moving Mistakes
Relocating to a new apartment for the first time can be a daunting task and can be stressful at times. You will encounter many unexpected things to do, and you worry that there may be something hard to handle. Here are some common moving mistakes that you need to avoid or make some remedy when they inevitably happen on your moving day.
- You forget how that was set up
A common mistake that usually happens is when you forget how parts were set up on your high-tech home appliances. If you’re trying to dismantle a device, make a list on where the pieces, wires, and screws taken so you can remember where to put them back.
To avoid losing or misplacing the screws and cords and to help you remember what goes with what, consider taping screws and cables in clear plastic bags and then let them cling to the back of the appliance itself.
- Not noticing a damaged stuff
You always move your things and then find out after a few weeks that one of your appliances is broken. Always inspect your devices when you reconnect by turning them on and off, to help you check any broken or damaged items so you can replace them before you need it and it doesn’t work.
- One of your household items won’t fit your new place
Every piece of your furniture in your new apartment is, and it looks incredible and perfect for you. But there’s one thing you forgot to consider. That oversized desk where you often sit will not fit through the small door to your new home. You can’t do much about this on moving day, so before you relocate, measure the door widths at new home versus the size of your furniture.
- Your furniture won’t fit in the truck
If you get the services of a U-Haul or other moving truck, you’ll likely want to know the width of the door of the truck and if your large furniture will fit in the truck. The movers should let you know the biggest furniture that will fit in the truck so you won’t waste time by calling another mover.
- There’s no room for the truck
A moving disaster may happen when you’re unable to unload the moving truck in an urban area where your new home is located. This will happen when there’s no room to park the truck, or it can’t squeeze in a narrow access road.
Make sure you know the real situation in the new area where you will find difficulty in parking the truck. If you’re renting a truck, let the mover know the limitations of parking in the area. As much as possible, give more information to your movers about the difficulty of parking in the area.
- You can’t get into your new home
You arrive at your new home along with the movers, and you discover you don’t have a key and don’t know what to do. There’s nothing worse than scampering around the place at the last minute trying to find the landlord to ask for help on opening your apartment. All the while, the movers can’t do anything but to wait in desperation. To avoid this kind of unexpected delay, plan and find out how you can contact the landlord right away to pick up the key.
- You didn’t allow enough time
You don’t know the closing time of the building where your apartment is located. So when the movers arrive at your new apartment at quarter to five, they can’t get in as the building closes at 5 p.m. Make sure to know what time the building closes and coordinate in advance what time the moving truck should arrive and know how long it will take. Allow more time than usual and make a backup plan.
- You don’t have what you need.
You may find it uneasy in relocating all your possessions to a new home. Your life goes on once you get there. But if you arrive and can’t find your charger, your razor, or any other item that you need immediately more than anything else, you can have a stressful day. When most of your belongings are still in boxes, you can waste a lot of time searching for the necessities in life. To reduce stress and anxiety, write down all the essentials that you’ll need for the first week.
While you have many things to prepare on your moving day, you can avoid common moving mistakes by carefully planning.