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House Removal Mistakes You Can Avoid

Łukasz Klimczak

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House Removal Mistakes You Can Avoid 


Moving to a new home can be an exciting journey but it also comes with its fair share of stress and hassle. To make sure your house removal goes as smoothly as possible, it’s important to be aware of the common mistakes people make during a house removal and take steps to avoid them. In this blog post we will discuss typical house removal errors and tips on how to avoid them so that you can enjoy a hassle free move.


Packing Too Much or Too Little: Making the Move Unnecessarily Challenging

Moving to a new home can already be an arduous and stressful task; however, it can become even more of a challenge when people either overpack or under pack for their move. To avoid an unnecessarily difficult transition, it's important to create a comprehensive packing plan ahead of time that allows for efficient and organised packing. When objects are all placed in the correct boxes and labelled, it makes the entire relocation process much simpler, as all belongings can be easily identified and located when reached their destination. Additionally, packing too much or failing to bring necessary items can lead to an expensive move if extra storage is required. Having a well-thought-out approach to packing will help ensure that the moving journey goes as smoothly as possible so the exciting prospects of settling into a new home can begin with ease.


Not Properly Cleaning the Old House: Losing Security Deposit

Moving out of a rental property is stressful and overwhelming already so not properly cleaning the house before doing so would only add to the hassle that comes with it. Not only will you have to deal with the task of moving all your possessions and making sure your old landlord has the necessary information to transfer the security deposit, but you will also have to spend time thoroughly scrubbing and wiping down surfaces in order to get your deposit back. As irritating as this may be, it doesn't change the fact that rental agreements typically require tenants to leave their place in the same condition they found it or else lose their initial security and damage fees. Even when showing evidence that a certain issue was already present when renting the property, landlords can call for a hefty fee if no effort was made by tenants during their stay.  So don't wait until it's too late - planning ahead and taking proper care of a rented space will definitely pay off in more ways than one!

Not Updating Address: Missing Important Mails or Deliveries


It can be incredibly frustrating to miss out on important mails and deliveries – arriving late for a press deadline, or not receiving an online purchase you've been eagerly awaiting. Such problems can arise if your address isn't kept up-to-date and accurate with your provider. It's a simple enough task that could quickly save the day, and alleviate the unnecessary stress of missing out on something you expected to arrive in good time. Whether it's financial statements, online orders, or even invitations; taking just a few moments to double check that your address is valid means you'll receive all the important mail you expect.


Not Checking the New Home's Measurements: Failing to fit large furniture



Failing to check the measurements of a new home before moving in can be costly. If a piece of furniture is too large to fit through the door, it can create a real headache for the homeowner. Removing doors or taking a sledgehammer to furniture may be necessary solutions, but in many cases, there is no way to avoid having to make another purchase for a smaller piece. Avoiding this problem is as simple as gathering measurements ahead of time and making sure all furniture that has been chosen can be safely moved in. Measure twice; save yourself double the trouble.



  • Why choose Van Dan?
    Simply said, because we always go that extra mile to ensure that we’re giving you the highest quality and best value moving service that we can. Our employees are all highly trained and experienced professionals and on top of this we are committed to become a carbon neutral company by 2022.
  • Are my belongings covered under insurance?
    Yes. Our Goods-in-transit insurance covers your valuables up to the cost of £20,000.
  • Which areas do you cover?
    We are based in Brighton and East Sussex and frequently serve the following areas: Hove, Portslade, Woodingdean, Rottingdean, Salt Dean, East Dean, Hastings, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Cuckmere Haven, Telscombe cliffs, Worthing, New Haven, Lewes, Seaford, Peace Haven, Eastbourne, Shoreham, Bogner Regis, Southwick, Lancing, Crawley, Gatwick, Littlehampton, Chichester, Ditchling, Falmer, Hassocks, Pyecombe, East Sussex, West Sussex, London, South East England.
  • Do you charge VAT?
    All prices are inclusive of VAT.
  • Can you pack my possessions?
    We are able to box up and organise all of your belongings with biodegradable packaging materials that are 100% recycled.
  • Can you dismantle and reassemble furniture?
    Yes. We have all the tools and expertise to carefully dismantle and reassemble specific furniture items if necessary.


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