By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For many of us, moving is not a good time. In fact, even the smoothest of relocations may come with a little bit of stress.
However, if something goes terribly wrong on moving day, it's easy to feel as if your world is arriving at an end. As opposed to suffering through this kind of catastrophe, it is so far better to prepare for all contingencies.
The following are some prevalent moving day difficulties, and the way you can prevent them:
Your Household Furniture Will not Fit
Upon driving for hours and hours to Wichita Falls, you ultimately reach your new house... only to find that you can't push the couch through the door. That would be an enormous letdown, as well as a massive source of tension.
Solution: Check your big furnishings for all their dimensions. Make sure to compare that which you take note of with the measurements of your new home, as well as your new residence's entrance doors.
Your Travel Arrangements Fall Through
If you hold off until the very last instant to make travel accommodations (such as hotel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a friend or two to help you transport your things) then it's increasingly likely that they will fall through, and you will be left rushing.
Solution: Try to organize your travel plans at least thirty days ahead of time. Arrange alarms for yourself if you must.
Belongings are Broken in Transit
It can be considered one of life's most disheartening encounters to at long last reach your new home, open the moving truck's gate... and see that lots of your loved belongings have been reduced to destroyed pieces spread in the boxes.
Solution: In many instances, inappropriate packing practices are often the source of harm received in transit. Employ suitable packing containers and boxes for every breakable thing that you are moving. Be sure to use plenty of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is needed to secure and cushion your valuables throughout the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in Wichita Falls for help packing items. Many moving companies can pack as much or as little as you require.
You Find Yourself Shelling out Much More than You Realized
A couple of days before the move, you find out that your banking account is going to take a larger hit than you initially thought. The moving company in Wichita Falls is billing you a higher rate for their help.
Solution: A lot of moving companies do request higher rates for "last minute service." To get the preferred rates, do not procrastinate: reserve your move as far in advance as you possibly can and always get a written quotation from the moving company in Wichita Falls you pick.
In Part 2 of our Moving Disasters blog articles, we are going to discuss additional issues that could throw a wrench into your moving plans and ways to avoid such troubles. Stay tuned!
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