What can go wrong when moving home?


No-one wants to think about what might go wrong in life, but with Friday the 13th approaching and when it comes to the challenge of moving house, it is often the case that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong! Moving to a new home is one of the most potentially stressful of life’s experiences; a long and complicated process with many risks, uncertainties, and possible pitfalls.

C.Wraight Removals Kent is one of the leading removals companies in Kent, and our decades of experience have given us considerable insight into the things that can go wrong with a house move. We also know that with careful planning and organization, it is possible to reduce the risk. Forewarned is forearmed as they say, so here is a short guide to the potential problems.

1. Packing

Failure to pack properly is the number one cause of moving stress. There are many ways in which packing can be a problem, but here are the most common:

  • Lack of sufficient or adequate packing materials, leaving your items at risk of being damaged or lost during the move.
  • Leaving packing to the last minute, which can mean your possessions are packed in a hurry and prevent you from being able to draw up a full inventory.
  • Not hiring sufficient packing space. If you pack too many items for the vehicle in which you are moving, you may be forced to make extra trips, adding stress to your day.

These problems can be avoided by using a professional removals company. At C.Wraight Removals we liaise with clients to make sure that all of your items are properly packed and itemised, reducing the risk of damage or loss and ensuring that everything arrives safely at your new home.

2. Measure Up!

Sometimes people overlook the potential problems of furniture fitting through doorways or staircases, both in their original and their new homes. This can lead to stressful delays while furniture is disassembled or doors taken off their hinges. By using a professional removals company like C.Wraight Kent Removals, you can be sure that all of these details will be taken into consideration and your furniture will be moved by experts with years of experience in the trade.

3. Damage

You want to leave your old home in a good condition, either to get back your deposit or to sell it on, so the last thing you need is unexpected damage to walls or floors caused by moving furniture. Our reputation as a leading removals company Kent has been built on our attention to detail and the care we take with our clients’ possessions. We ensure that all items are correctly packaged or padded to minimise the risk of accidental damage, and an unwanted repair job.

4. Injury

The hectic schedule of moving day can lead to people neglecting their own safety and picking up injuries. A reputable removals company will employ trained and fully-insured professionals to do the heavy lifting and moving, enabling you to concentrate on the other aspects of your move and ensuring that you won’t have to add a hospital trip to your list of moving day jobs!


At C Wraight Removals our years of experience as a trusted removals company in Kent enables us to provide a safe and secure service. Our experts are dedicated to making sure that risks are minimised and pitfalls avoided, so that every aspect of your move runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.