Common Mistakes to Avoid When Moving House in Ireland

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Moving House in Ireland

Date Published 11 April 2023

Moving house can be stressful. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when moving house in Ireland.

Not Planning Ahead of Time

Benjamin Franklin said, 'By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.' This is truer than ever when it comes to the arduous task of moving house. The lead-up to the move and moving day itself rank among the top stressors in modern life. Failing to plan adequately only adds more stress for yourself and everybody who is involved.

There will inevitably be things that will not go according to plan, but having a thorough plan will allow for slight changes and curve balls.

As Confucius says, 'A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.' Ideally, you do not want to find trouble at your old or new door! Decluttering your house before you pack will save you a lot of unnecessary work in the new house. The last thing you will want to do when you arrive at your new home is sort through old rubbish that you should have thrown out ages ago.

Planning also means researching the movers you are going to use. Once you have chosen one, be sure to convey the exact details of the move. Don't leave anything out to try and save money. It will only make the move less smooth and your quote and scheduling inaccurate. And do not try to save money by underinsuring or not taking insurance. A removal truck transporting the contents of your house represents your whole life.

Give yourself enough time to do the job properly so that you have no regrets and less stress.

Not Changing Your Address

One of the most common errors people make when moving house is forgetting to notify suppliers of the new address. Let suppliers know where you are moving to and your exact dates for the change of address. If you are moving to an apartment, the building management may cover bins removal, but electricity and internet might be for your own account. Some buildings cover all utilities as a part of the rent, so do some research before signing new contracts or changing existing ones.

Forgetting to Switch Your Bin Removal Services

Waste removal services will continue to charge you for your old address if you do not notify them of your new details – even if there is no waste to remove. Inform them ahead of time that you are moving to a new address. A move often elicits a lot of rubbish, so you might want to order a skip or some sort of additional waste removal for the weeks leading up to the move.

Not Moving Your Utility Bills

Remember to cancel your utility bills. Inform all the businesses that supply you of your change of address. Don't forget to switch your broadband service; you do not want to be stuck in your new house with no internet access. While you're at it, find out about your existing internet provider's quality of service in your new area. Perhaps there are better providers in the new area. Moving is a good time to shop around.

Use Property Button to Easily Switch Your Waste Removal Services & Bills

Property Button will help you to find the best bin providers at your new home. Switching your waste removal services and bills need not be the most stressful part of moving house. Free up your time to focus on packing and making sure your precious belongings are all accounted for as you look forward to your new home.

Moving day is stressful enough without having to deal with substandard service. Let Property Button help you through this process seamlessly.