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Moving Across Town? Don’t Make These Moving Mistakes

Moving Across Town? Don’t Make These Moving Mistakes


Moving isn’t easy; however, knowing common moving mistakes and avoiding them will help to lessen the stress of the move and increase the chance of a successful move. AAA City Removalist offers the following information on moving mistakes to avoid.

Moving Company

If you aren’t opting for a DIY relocation, the hire of reputable movers can present a challenge. It is not uncommon for property owners to wait until a week or so before their moving days to start their search for a reputable removalist. Start your search about two months before the moving date. Look for removalists that have certifications that confirm their excellence in services, ask the movers questions, and gather information.

Once you have found a few reputable local moving companies, then it is time to obtain estimates for your move. In-home assessments are more accurate quotes; however, most movers will provide quick estimates over the phone or online. Never consider accepting the first quote. Shop and compare at least three quotes from reputable Best Removalists Sydney. Once you have narrowed down your search request an in-home estimate from the top pick on the list. Ask the moving company plenty of questions like their qualifications and number of years in the moving industry and then ask questions that will better help you to get to know their services such as full-service relocations or tailored relocations.

Consolidating Your Home

Not consolidating your home is a moving mistake. You’ll be packing unnecessary items and spending unnecessary dollars as space and weight will be taken up in the moving truck, not to mention added time loading the items. At least a few weeks before moving date start room by room and sort through items. Make piles of taking with you, donate, and toss. You’ll be happy that you aren’t moving unnecessary items into your new home and so will your back and your pocketbook.

Moving Tasks

What better way to stay organized when moving than with a moving checklist. AAA City Removalist provides moving checklists through our blog, as well as upon request. A moving checklist helps to organize your move, allowing you the advantage of knowing what should be done at that time.


One common mistake homeowners make is not labeling their boxes. It is essential to label boxes. When packing, pack room by room and label each box with the room it belongs to. Also, number the box and use a notebook recording the number of the box, the room it belongs to, and the contents of the box. This system makes packing easier, and unpacking much easier, as well as offers tracking to ensure that everything arrived at its new destination as you have can cross each box on the inventory list off as it arrives.

Mail & Utilities

It is not hard to overlook submitting your change of address, or scheduling the utility to connect for your new home. Each needs to be done weeks in advance. Submit your change of address a few weeks before your moving date and indicate on the form your actual move-in date. With the utilities, be sure to contact your utility provider at least a month in advance to disconnect and reconnect your utilities in your new home. If the utility provider is not the same provider as your current address, you will need to contact the new provider and schedule a utility to connect.

Heavy & Breakable Items

Packing heavy and breakable items requires technique, proper packing materials, and caution. Use the proper boxes and techniques when packing household items, and be sure to protect all surfaces of the home. Use furniture pads to protect corners, measure hallways and doorways to ensure that the furniture will fit through space, and put a moving blanket down when moving appliances to ensure that you do not scratch the floor surface.

Moving Insurance

Moving insurance is often overlooked. It is an essential part of the relocation. Contact your insurance provider to determine what is covered during your relocation, as well as any additional coverage you can add-on to your policy. Once you receive a quote for the add-on, shop around to see if you can get better prices elsewhere.


Not saving your receipts could mean not being able to claim a deductible on your end of year taxes. Save all receipts. Keep a folder with all invoices, receipts, and documents and have them handy for your end of year taxes as you might be eligible for a tax break.

AAA City Removalist is a qualified Sydney relocation company that offers excellence in household moves at affordable prices. For more information on our moving services, please contact us at 02 97371111


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