Many people realize that they made terrible mistakes while planning a move, but only after the fact. Do not be one of them. If you are a first time mover, Montreal moving companies will always be more than happy to lend a hand so that your experience is not one of gloom and doom. Avoid all of the following blunders when packing and moving and you will be good to go:
Don’t Forget to Label Boxes
Forgetting to label boxes is a common mistake that first time movers make. Just piling things into boxes and then shipping them off creates for one big mess when you get to the other end and cannot find anything, which necessitates needless time wasting. Always make sure you label boxes by room and contents for easy finding.
Planning too Late
Do not call the movers to come and move you if you haven’t packed, organized disposal of your unwanted items or tied up all loose ends from your old house. Otherwise you are in for trouble because planning a move is not a one-day event. You need to do all those activities before actual moving day so that it goes much easier.
A common packing blunder is loading boxes too heavy so that boxes tear right through when they are lifted. Another blunder is packing and loading everything into the moving truck, including what you need to carry with you — such as the inventory list, house keys, cell phones, etc. The excitement of moving is a good thing but do not let it cause you to make costly mistakes.
Not Disconnecting and Reconnecting Utilities
While moving into the new house, remember to call the utilities providers and reconnect supply of gas, power, water and other essential services. If you don’t do this, the first night in your new house might just be a nightmare. Always take care of these things at least a month before moving to avoid inconveniences.
Underestimating the Size of Your New House
If you did not take the time to visit the new house and were relying on an agent and photos, you could be in for a rude shock. You might find that your household goods do not fit in the house or worse, cannot get into the house, causing you to incur storage costs while you figure out what to do with your things.
Not Informing Your Essential Service and Important People of Your New Address
If, after arriving and settling into your new house for a few weeks, you do not get any mail, you just might have forgotten to notify the postal service of your new location. Do this as soon as you know your new address and let everyone from your power, water, gas and other suppliers, to your business associates know that you moved. Unless you are hiding from your family and friends, it would be good if you let them know you have moved as well.