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. Actually, even the simplest of relocations can come with a little bit of anxiety.

However, if something goes horribly 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 disaster, it is so much better to plan for many contingencies.

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

Your Furniture Doesn't Fit

After driving for hours and hours to Houston, you ultimately reach your new home... only to find that you cannot push the sofa through the entry way. That will be an enormous letdown, plus a substantial trigger of stress.

Solution: Check your large 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 entrances.

Your Travel Arrangements Fall Through

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

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

Things are Ruined while in transit

It could be among life's most disheartening experiences to finally arrive at your new residence, open up the moving truck's gate... and discover that lots of your treasured possessions have been lessened to broken parts dispersed throughout the boxes.

Solution: Quite often, inappropriate packing practices tend to be the source of damage received on the road. Make use of proper containers and cartons for each sensitive item that you're 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 can always ask your professional mover in Houston for help packing items. Many moving companies will pack as much or as little as you'll need.

You Find Yourself Shelling out Even More than You Realized

Several days before the move, you discover that your banking account is going to take a larger hit than you originally believed. The moving company in Houston is billing you a higher price for their help.

Solution: Various moving companies do bill 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 choose.

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


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