Sidestep These Moving Disasters in 2020: Part 1

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

For many of us, moving is not a good time. In fact, even the simplest of relocations can include a little bit of anxiety.

Still, if something goes terribly wrong on moving day, it's easy to feel as if your world is coming to an end. Rather than battling with this kind of calamity, it is so much better to plan for many contingencies.

Below are some prevalent moving day problems, and ways in which you'll be able to prevent them:

Your Furniture Doesn't Fit

Upon driving for countless hours to Houston, you finally reach your new residence... only to find that you are not able to push the sofa through the entry way. That will be an enormous letdown, plus a substantial trigger of anxiety.

Solution: Check your big furnishings for all their proportions. Be sure to assess whatever you write down with the dimensions of your new residence, along with your new home's entrance doors.

Your Travel Arrangements Fall Through

In the event you wait until the very last second to make travel arrangements (including motel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a pal or two to assist you to transport your stuff) then it's all too likely that they could fall through, and you'll be left rushing.

Solution: Try to prepare your travel preparations no less than a month ahead of time. Set reminders for yourself if you must.

Things are Ruined while in transit

It can be among life's most discouraging experiences to finally arrive at your new residence, open up the moving truck's gate... and find that lots of your valued possessions have been lessened to shattered parts dispersed throughout the boxes.

Solution: Quite often, inappropriate packing practices tend to be the source of damage received in transit. Make use of proper containers and cartons for every sensitive item that you are bringing. You'll want to make use of a good amount of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is needed to protect and support your possessions all through the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in Houston for help packing items. Many moving companies will pack as much or as little as you need.

You Find Yourself Shelling out Even More than You Realized

Several days before the move, you discover that your bank account is going to take a more substantial hit than you originally thought. The moving company in Houston is billing you a higher price for their assistance.

Solution: Various moving companies do charge increased charges for "last minute service." To help get the preferred rates, do not delay doing things: reserve your spot as far in advance as you can and always get a written estimate from the moving company in Houston you select.

In Part 2 of the Moving Disasters blog posts, we'll focus on more problems that can easily throw a wrench into the moving plans and ways to avoid such troubles. Stay tuned!

 

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