Sidestep These Moving Disasters in 2020: Part 1

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

For most people, moving is simply not a good time. In truth, even the easiest of relocations can have a bit of tension.

Still, if something goes horribly wrong on moving day, it is easy to feel as if your world is reaching an end. As opposed to having to endure such a calamity, it's so much better to plan for many contingencies.

Here are several general moving day disasters, and the way it is possible to avoid them:

Your Furniture Doesn't Fit

When you finish driving for countless hours to Dallas, you ultimately reach your new residence... only to discover that you are not able to push the couch through the doorway. That will be an enormous disappointment, plus a huge source of anxiety.

Solution: Check your large furniture pieces for all their proportions. Be sure to compare what you write down with the measurements of your new house, plus your new residence's entryways.

Your Travel Arrangements Fall Through

If you hold off until the last moment to make travel preparations (including motel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a pal or two to assist you to transport your belongings) it's all too possible that they will fall through, and you'll be left rushing.

Solution: Attempt to prepare your travel preparations a minimum of four weeks beforehand. Arrange alerts for yourself if you need to.

Things are Ruined while in transit

It could be considered one of life's most disheartening encounters to ultimately arrive at your new home, open up the moving truck's door... and discover that lots of your loved possessions are reduced to shattered parts tossed throughout the boxes.

Solution: In most cases, inappropriate packing techniques tend to be the origin of problems incurred in transit. Employ appropriate packing containers and cartons for each and every fragile thing that you are bringing. Make sure to use plenty of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is needed to secure and cushion your possessions during the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in Dallas for help packing items. Most moving companies will pack as much or as little as you need.

You Find Yourself Shelling out More than You Expected

Several days before the move, you discover that your bank account is likely to take a bigger hit than you originally assumed. The moving company in Dallas is billing you a higher rate for their help.

Solution: Many moving companies do request higher rates for "last minute support." To obtain the best rates, do not put things off: book your move as far beforehand as you possibly can and always get a written quotation from the moving company in Dallas you pick.

In Part 2 of the Moving Disasters blog articles, we will go over more concerns that may throw a wrench in your moving plans and how to avoid such challenges. Stay tuned for more!


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