What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about an international move? “So much to organize, so much to remember, so much that could go wrong.” – right? So you might consider yourself lucky that yours is only a relocation within the UAE! But still, don’t ever underestimate a move – not matter how little the distance and how small the volume of the move is. There are a few mistakes a lot of people tend to make and which make moving unnecessarily stressful. Let’s take a look at the 3 most common mistakes during a domestic move:
1. Underestimating Time:
The probably most common mistake is to start planning the upcoming move too late. You usually do not know how much stuff you have in your household that needs to be packed, until you actually start packing. Especially when it is only a studio or a one bedroom apartment – I mean, how much can that possibly be? Well, a lot! So don’t start packing only three days before your move that only ends in stress and you will probably won’t have the time to sort out things that don’t need to be moved into your new home. Also, you have to notify companies and authorities about the changing address ahead of time, so they can instigate all procedures to transfer ADWEA and Du or Etisalat to your new address, in order for it to be ready when you move in.
2. Poor Packing of Boxes:
When the new home is just around the corner, the majority of the people doesn’t put much effort into packing correctly. When you are not paying attention to how you pack your moving boxes, even a small move can become very exhausting. Don’t just throw everything in a box, always think about the weight – use small boxes for heavy items and big boxes for the light ones. This way no box will be too heavy to carry and you won’t be exhausted after carrying the fourth box up the stairs. When it comes to fragile valuables, don’t underestimate the possibility of damages during transportation. It doesn’t matter if you are moving to Dubai, to the other side of Abu Dhabi or only across the street – damages even happen when bringing dishes from the dining table to the kitchen sink – so always use enough cushion material to wrap your fragile possessions in.
3. Choosing a Random Moving Company:
There are lots and lots of movers in Abu Dhabi, and since they are probably all the same, let’s just go with the first one we find. Big mistake! Always do your research about different companies and compare them to each other. Try to find customer reviews about each one to get an impression about their service. Abu Dhabi moving companies vary significantly in what is included in their service and how much they charge for it. Also you have to keep in mind that the movers and packers are in your house, loading all your belongings in their truck – they have to be professional and trustworthy!
This article was provided by MoveSouq.com – an online portal that helps people in Dubai get FREE quotes from moving companies in Abu Dhabi.