4 Common Mistakes People Make When Moving Home In Sydney

Moving home in Sydney can be stressful and overwhelming if you aren’t properly prepared. In such a busy city with a thriving market, there has never been a busier time for movers. As moving home is such a big task, we’ve put together our top 4 common mistakes we see movers make, so you don’t have to make them yourself.

Lack Of Organisation

We recommend you start preparing your move weeks in advance. By slowly packing your belongings over a long period of time, you can make better decisions without rushing everything together the night before or morning of the big day. Things that you may have stored away at home such as spare linens, sports equipment and tools can be packed early as they aren’t needed on a day to day basis. Booking a reliable removalist is the first step to a well organised move.

Make your booking a few weeks in advance and let them know of any bulky or awkward furniture that may need extra care to so everyone is prepared for a prompt move on the day. We recommend preparing a packing calendar which you can refer to in the weeks leading up to your move, making your move as stress free and smooth as possible, leaving nothing to chance.

Moving the Clutter Into Your New Home

This is a mistake we see quite often with people moving in Sydney. Often times people are moving to different sized homes but still feel the need to bring large furniture that doesn’t quite fit their new layout, which leads to clutter and mess in their new place. Be honest with yourself when you are packing your old home and ask yourself whether or not you really need every item for your new home.

We understand that certain things are sentimental, although they may not suit your new home. For this reason we offer storage solutions which operate seamlessly with your move. We will pack the items of which you need to keep and transport them directly to our secure storage location where you can access them whenever you need, keeping them in great condition in the meantime.

Packing Incorrectly

This mistake can lead to huge problems throughout the moving process. While it may seem like a tedious task, it’s important to properly sort, pack and label your belongings to make life easier down the track. When you arrive at your new home you will be kicking yourself for not taking the time earlier when you can’t find your essentials. If you prefer to take a backseat to packing, which many people do, your removalist can pack your items promptly and professionally upon request.

Be sure that if you pack your belongings yourself that you:

  • Sort your belongings into categories: Usually sorting belongings by which room they will go in works best. For example, have a kitchen category and a bathroom category to make packing and unpacking a breeze.
  • Labelling every box appropriately: We recommend you take a step forward from merely writing the room in which the box goes as a label. Write a list of the major items in each box on a piece of paper and tape it to the side of the box so you know exactly where everything is, saving you plenty of time and frustration.
  • Neatly pack everything: It may be tempting to just throw everything into boxes and tape them shut and make it tomorrow’s problem. We strongly advise you to neatly pack all of your items whether they are fragile or not. Use your tetris skills and make sure that everything is well packed and padded where necessary.

The difference between well packed and poorly packed boxes is huge for moving families. The unpacking process is already time consuming enough, save yourself the extra hassle by taking the appropriate time to pack your belongings or request your removalist to professionally wrap and pack your items to avoid breakage.

Not Preparing For The First Night In Your New Home

Often times movers make the mistake of packing their essentials away with their non-essential items. This is often due rushed packing, leaving items scattered throughout boxes. Be sure to pack an essentials box which you should keep with you during the move. This should include pillows, any medication you need, phone chargers, bed sheets, toiletries and a change of clothes.

By keeping this in your car, you don’t have to force yourself to unpack everything to find what you need for your first night in your new home. After moving you may just want to relax and get used to your new environment. By packing an essentials kit you can settle in and begin to unpack when you feel ready.

If you require a professional removalist who will guide your through the often overwhelming process of moving home in Sydney, give Palmers Relocations a call today on 1300 363 916 for a friendly chat and a free quote. From packing to unpacking, our professional team have you covered throughout the entire process. For a quick quote, head over to our quote page and let us know your needs and we’ll promptly get in touch with a cost-effective solution for your move in Sydney.