Sidestep These Moving Disasters in 2020: Part 2

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

Moving to Little Rock doesn't really have to be nerve-racking and take you to the fringe of a nervous breakdown. This is not to say it's really a time of Zen in your life, but with some planning and more backup arranging, your move shall be positive, and you will remain sane.

Below are some additional moving disasters that can take all the enjoyment away from your move, and how to prevent them.

Hire A Trustworthy Moving Company Now

The instant you know your new address, start finding moving companies. This isn't the time to cheap out by using 1 or 2 lads and a run down truck--splurge on a professional mover in Little Rock. They'll provide you with the following, and you can now cross these tasks off your list.

· Well-maintained equipment--trucks that go through normal service (check-ups, tire rotation, brake checks) and are totally road-worthy

· Professional crews who have learned how to wrap, load, set pieces of furniture inside a moving van, and reverse the process at your new house.

· An insured team and equipment--in the event that a mover gets hurt, the moving company in Little Rock deals with their medical expenses

· Professional packing should you be just overloaded. If you want a few specialty things packed or crated, they can take care of that for you, to help you rest assured your belongings will arrive in one piece.

· Ask for a checklist of the things they are unable to by law move--chemicals, plants, and paint are on the list, among others. You won't want to discover at the last second that your precious bonsai plant must remain behind.

· Expect a binding agreement along with an itemized estimation.

· Be sure your mover holds a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) license.

Employ the Crew, Too

All your buddies say, of course, they will help you load the moving truck. Which is wonderful--if you're moving locally and they can help you unload, as well. And, if you're ready to chance injury, scheduling issues, as well as other slight challenges to your moving day.

Hiring professional movers in Little Rock ensures a team who gets there on time, understands what they are doing, can drive the truck, and you're able to rely on to move your belongings safely and securely. They are going to also unload all your stuff and put it inside your new house--and that's worth the price.

Move What You Cherish and Actually Use

The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" guideline genuinely applies if you are moving. Take into account that every single box you pack and move has some cost attached to it, and that accumulates quick if you are looking at hundreds of boxes. Eliminate old linens, kitchen devices, playthings, furniture--everything which you don't use, do not like, or have no need for.

There Is A Blizzard Coming--or a Cyclone

One thing even the most prepared in our midst can't regulate is the weather condition. Look at the forecast and have a Plan B in the event you're caught in bad rain, snow, or gusts of wind. Work with the moving company in Little Rock a couple of days before hand if it looks hazardous to pack up and drive and reschedule if you need to. Should you be moving a long distance, reserve hotel accommodations as you go along. Your realtor will understand if you're unable to be out of the house on schedule; lousy weather has an effect on everybody, so the new people will not be able to get there either. Don't attempt to beat the weather system--they usually win. Moving companies will not risk their workers or equipment in dangerous weather; the good thing is that it normally passes in a day or two.

Place the Pets in Daycare

Your pets know when you're stressed, add to that the disappearing belongings and they can truly get upset. Board your household pets the day before the movers arrive and pick them up on your way out of town. Pack their beds, food, water, and playthings for the trip and make them your final duty.

Now buckle up, calm down, and savor a disaster-free trip to your new house.

 

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