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 fact, even the easiest of relocations may include a bit of tension.

However, if something goes unbelievably wrong on moving day, it's not hard to feel as if your world is coming to an end. Instead of battling with such a disaster, it's so far better to prepare for all contingencies.

Here are several typical moving day difficulties, and how you can prevent them:

Your Home Furniture Won't Fit

After 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 door. That could be an enormous disappointment, and a massive trigger of tension.

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

Your Travel Plans Fall Through

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

Solution: Try to organize your travel preparations at least thirty days in advance. Set up reminders for yourself if you must.

Items are Damaged while in transit

It is usually one of life's most disheartening encounters to ultimately get to your new home, open the moving truck's gate... and find that lots of your loved things have been lessened to shattered parts tossed in the boxes.

Solution: In most cases, improper packing methods tend to be the origin of damage sustained in transit. Make use of appropriate containers and cartons for each sensitive item that you are moving. Make sure to utilize plenty of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is required to protect and cushion your valuables during 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 need.

You End Up Shelling out Much More than You Realized

A couple of days before the move, you find out that your bank account is going to take a more substantial hit than you originally thought. The moving company in Little Rock is billing you a higher rate for their assistance.

Solution: Many moving companies do bill higher rates for "last minute assistance." To obtain the preferred rates, do not procrastinate: book your spot as far ahead of time as you can and always obtain a written quote from the moving company in Little Rock you select.

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

 

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