Blake Transport

Moving House
Common Problems

Moving house can be an exciting new chapter, but it can also be a stressful and chaotic experience. Here are some of the most common problems that occur and how you can avoid them:

Planning & Logistics

Underestimating the time and effort: Packing, cleaning, organizing, and coordinating logistics can take much longer than expected. 

Solution: Start planning early, create a detailed checklist, and break down tasks into manageable chunks.


Poorly packed belongings: Improper packing can lead to damage and lost items. 

Solution: Use appropriate packing materials, label boxes clearly, and don’t overload them. Consider packing essentials in a separate box for easy access on moving day.

Not getting quotes from multiple removal companies: You could end up overpaying or hiring an unreliable service. 

Solution: Compare quotes from several reputable companies and check reviews before making a decision.

Budget & Delays

Hidden costs: Unexpected expenses can add up quickly. 

Solution: Factor in all potential costs like packing materials, insurance, parking permits, and potential hidden fees from movers.


Delays in the legal process: Misunderstandings or delays with solicitors or lenders can derail the move. 

Solution: Communicate clearly with all involved parties, keep deadlines in mind, and have backup plans in case of unexpected delays.


Budgeting issues: Overspending on the move can put a strain on your finances. 

Solution: Create a realistic budget and track your expenses carefully. Avoid unnecessary purchases and consider cost-saving options like packing yourself or renting a truck instead of hiring movers.

Unexpected repairs or hidden issues: Discovering problems with your new home after purchase can be costly. 

Solution: Get a thorough survey done before buying and negotiate repairs with the seller if needed.


Damage to property: Accidents happen, but you can minimize the risk. 

Solution: Protect floors and furniture with padding, plan your moving route carefully, and communicate clearly with movers about any fragile items.


Physical injury: Lifting heavy boxes or furniture can lead to strains and injuries. 

Solution: Use proper lifting techniques, ask for help when needed, and don’t overload yourself.


Stress and emotional upheaval: Moving can be emotionally draining. 

Solution: Stay organized, delegate tasks, take breaks, and seek support from friends and family. Allow yourself time to adjust to the new environment.

Bonus Tip: Stay positive! Moving can be challenging, but it’s also an opportunity for a fresh start. Focus on the excitement of your new home and remember that with careful planning and preparation, you can overcome any obstacles that arise.