Don’t Let Moving Mistakes Move You the Wrong Way

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Moving can be a whirlwind – organising, packing, goodbyes (and hello boxes!). In the midst of the chaos, it’s easy to make mistakes that cost you time, money, and sanity. Here at Sanelo, we want your move to be as smooth as possible. So, let’s avoid these common moving pitfalls:

1. The Last-Minute Scramble:

We’ve all been there – tempted to put off booking movers or packing until the last minute. But this procrastination trap leads to stress and higher costs. By planning ahead, you can ensure that your moving date goes as smoothly as possible. We recommend getting into contact with us at least 3 – 6 months prior to your ideal moving date, especially for an international move. This ensures you have enough time to complete customs documents and lock in your preferred date. Plus, gives you enough time to organise all your belongings you are bringing with you for the ride!

2. Movers: Price Isn’t Everything:

Entrusting your belongings to strangers requires trust. Don’t be swayed by the cheapest quote alone. Be thorough when researching movers, check their reputation and qualifications, and ensure they are properly insured. Getting recommendations or checking industry affiliations can provide peace of mind. Make sure they meet your exact requirements and needs. Relocating can be expensive so make sure your relocation partner is giving you the highest service that you are paying for.

The process can be stressful, that’s why we tailor our relocation services to help make it as smooth and easy as possible for you! We have refined our list of vendors, based on customer and staff feedback, allowing only the best to be under the Sanelo name.

It may be a lengthy process, but rewarding, do not be afraid to make the jump!

3. Insurance? Don’t Be Sorry Later:

Accidents happen, even with the best movers. Protect yourself from financial disaster with proper insurance or shipment protection. This is especially important for valuable, fragile items or long-distance moves. We really recommend taking out shipment protection to cover all your personal belongings as they take on their relocation journey. You can be assured that every care is taken by us to protect your goods from the uncertainty of moving and or storage.

During the initial stages of your estimate, we will take you through our shipment protection plans in detail.

4. Pack What You Need

Declutter before you pack! Sell, donate, or recycle unwanted items. You might ask yourself re-purchase or ship? This can be a tricky question, as every country has different prices for furniture, and you may not even be buying the furniture brand new.

However, there is a method to evaluate the costs for either option. Firstly, take a small section or room in your house, look through all your items and start adding up how much you spent on the items. Once you have a total room replacement price, apply the same principle for the rest of the house. 

You will need to do some research on how much the items would cost at the destination; ask yourself how much would you really be able to sell the items for, the sentimental value and the time it takes to repurchase everything.

5. DIY or Delegate?

It’s tempting to tackle everything yourself to save money. But consider the hidden costs: renting a van, buying packing materials, taking time off work. Sometimes, hiring professional movers can be surprisingly cost-effective, saving you time, energy, and potential backaches. Here at Sanelo, our relocation journey has been expertly designed to make the whole move seamless, simple and stress-free! How you might ask? 

  • Your very own dedicated relocation expert, who will be with you every step of your journey, so you do not need to worry about the details.
  • Door to Door service, from packing in your old home to unpacking in your new home
  • Shipment Protection, protect your belongings through us with one of our Shipment Protection plans
  • Pre-Move Consultation a pre-move survey to understand your unique requirements and get you a moving quote to make your relocation a seamless experience.
  • Shipment Tracking, view the progress of your shipment 24 hours a day. This will give you live updates and estimated dates of your belongings at each stage of the journey.

We do everything, so you can focus on what is important, like spending that extra time with your loved ones before you embark on your new adventure! 

6. Packing Power:

We do not recommend you to do your own packing as we have a specially trained team using our years of expertise to do this! If you would like to pack a few items yourself we can arrange a delivery of boxes prior to the move date. However, please keep the boxes open so we can complete an inventory of all the items and ensure the items are packed to our standards. 

Ready for a stress-free move? Contact Sanelo today for a free quote and let our experts help you navigate your move with confidence!


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