Sidestep These Moving Disasters in 2020: Part 1

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

For most of us, moving is simply not a good time. Actually, even the smoothest of relocations can come with a bit of tension.

Still, if something goes unbelievably wrong on moving day, it is easy to feel like your world is arriving at an end. Instead of battling with this type of calamity, it's so much better to prepare for those contingencies.

Below are some typical moving day problems, and the way it is possible to prevent them:

Your Furniture Does not Fit

Upon traveling for what feels like forever to Little Rock, you ultimately get to your new house... only to find that you are unable to push the sofa through the doorway. That is an enormous disappointment, plus a massive trigger of tension.

Solution: Check your big pieces of furniture for all their proportions. Make sure to review whatever you write down with the dimensions of your new home, along with your new home's entryways.

Your Travel Plans Fall Through

In case you wait until the very last minute to make travel preparations (like motel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a friend or two that may help you transport your things) then it's very likely that they'll fall through, and you will be left scrambling.

Solution: Try to plan out your travel preparations at least a month ahead of time. Set reminders for yourself if you must.

Items are Damaged while in transit

It is usually one of life's most discouraging experiences to finally get to your new residence, open the moving truck's gate... and find that lots of your loved things have been lessened to shattered parts spread in the boxes.

Solution: In many instances, incorrect packing methods tend to be the origin of damage sustained on the road. Make use of appropriate containers and cartons for every sensitive item that you are moving. Be sure to utilize plenty of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is needed to protect and cushion your belongings throughout the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in Little Rock for help packing items. Many moving companies can pack as much or as little as you'll need.

You Wind Up Shelling out Much More than You Realized

A few days before the move, you find out that your banking account is going to take a larger hit than you originally believed. The moving company in Little Rock is billing you a higher rate for their help.

Solution: Many moving companies do bill higher prices for "last minute assistance." To obtain the preferred rates, don't put things off: book your movers as far in advance as you can and always obtain a written quote from the moving company in Little Rock you choose.

In Part 2 of the Moving Disasters blogs, we will discuss additional problems that can easily throw a wrench into your moving plans and ways to avoid such difficulties. Stay tuned for more!

 

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