8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Panic When Moving House – An Expert’s Advice
Moving can be a highly stressful, highly pressured thing to do in life, and we can all feel like we are drowning sometimes. But you don’t have to panic. Whether it’s using the best removalists Coogee, Bondi, North Sydney or Parramatta has to offer or not, here are 8 reasons why you shouldn’t panic.
1. The move will be OK
It’s important to remember that no matter what, the move will be OK. So, your key pick up is a bit late? It’s OK. So there’s traffic on the way? It’s OK. So one of your items of furniture doesn’t fit easily out of the front door? It’s OK.
2. Don’t speed whilst driving
OK, so your scheduling is tight. You might be late to meet the removalists and you’re worried you will be charged more. This might all be true, but remember, a speeding ticket, or an insurance excess, or a medical bill means you will get charged far more! If you are using a good company for Baulkham Hills removals, or wherever you might actually be, you can negotiate a more reasonable fee, either by the job (room by room) or without hefty by hour penalty charges.
3. Contingency plan in advance
One of the most common mistakes that I see is that people consistently don’t plan for when the plan has an issue. What to do when you come up against the metaphorical bump in the road? If you’re looking for some tips, checkout our previous post on things to know before moving.
4. Panicking makes it harder to think clearly
When you panic, you don’t think straight. Sometimes we start making decisions or treating people around us inappropriately. I’ve heard stories of people moving into a new rental property and being very stressed at their new property managers – thus setting the relationship on a bad path right from the very start.
5. You’re more likely to drop or damage your things
As with above, the more you panic, the more you’re likely to make mistakes. If the sofa doesn’t fit through the front door, don’t try to force it through and rip the fabric in the process. Or rushing to pack and pick up boxes and have the bottom flaps fall open letting your grandmother’s beautiful, expensive china shatter all over the ground around your feet. Slow down, breathe, don’t panic.
6. You’re more likely to drop or damage yourself
Similarly to above, when you’re panicked, or in a rush, you’re more likely to make bad decisions. Got a heavy box or big ticket item to carry, but no lifting buddy? Ah, who cares, I’m in a rush right? Make sure you don’t fall into this trap. If it’s too heavy for 1 person, don’t do it.
7. Your removalist should have insurance
You don’t need to panic about potential for damage to items. Of course, there is sentimental value. However, if your TV gets a crack in the screen on the way to your new home, your removalist (if you chose well) will have insurance making it much easier to replace.
8. A good removalist will help you through each step of a move
They can’t find a home for you, and negotiate a price. But they can provide boxes, provide packing materials, advice and a reasonable price. Then they can do a good, caring job and make sure your things get together with yourself from A to B. No fuss, no muss.
We all have a natural predilection to worry, stress and panic, but we take steps to mitigate this. If you have a fear of flying, you might go with a more reputed airline, and take the aisle seat for example. If you are worried about your expensive new car getting damaged, you might take those speed bumps a bit slower and give the guy in front of you more space. Well the same is said for moving house, plan and contingency plan, and choose a high quality removalist.