By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For many of us, moving will never be enjoyable. In fact, even the easiest of relocations could have a little bit of stress.
However, when something goes terribly bad on moving day, it's not hard to feel as if your world is arriving at an end. Rather than battling with this type of calamity, it is so much better to plan for many contingencies.
The following are some prevalent moving day disasters, and the way you'll be able to stay away from them:
Your Household Furniture Does not Fit
Upon traveling for hours and hours to Dallas, you finally get to your new house... only to find that you cannot push the sofa through the doorway. That could be an enormous letdown, plus a substantial trigger of anxiety.
Solution: Measure your sizeable furnishings for all their dimensions. Make sure you assess whatever you take note of with the dimensions of your new house, as well as your new home's entryways.
Your Travel Plans Fall Through
In case you hold off until the final minute to make travel arrangements (including hotel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a friend or two to assist you to transport your things) it's very possible that they may fall through, and you'll be left rushing.
Solution: Make an effort to plan out your travel preparations at the very least a month ahead of time. Set alerts for yourself if you need to.
Things are Broken while in transit
It could be considered one of life's most frustrating experiences to finally reach your new home, open the moving truck's door... and find that many of your valued belongings have been lessened to destroyed pieces spread throughout the boxes.
Solution: Quite often, inappropriate packing techniques are the source of harm sustained while in transit. Use appropriate containers and cartons for every sensitive item that you're moving. You'll want to make use of plenty of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is needed to secure and support your valuables during the move. Or, it's possible to ask your professional mover in Dallas for help packing items. Most moving companies can pack as much or as little as you require.
You End Up Paying More than You Realized
A couple of days prior to the move, you find out that your wallet is likely to take a bigger hit than you originally assumed. The moving company in Dallas is billing you a higher charge for their help.
Solution: Various moving companies do request higher charges for "last minute service." To acquire the best rates, don't procrastinate: book your move as far in advance as is possible and always obtain a written estimate from the moving company in Dallas you select.
In Part 2 of our Moving Disasters blogs, we'll discuss additional issues that may throw a wrench into your moving plans and approaches to avoid such challenges. Stay tuned!
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