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 not enjoyable. In fact, even the smoothest of relocations can include a little tension.

Though, whenever something goes unbelievably wrong on moving day, it is easy to feel as if your world is arriving at an end. Instead of suffering through this kind of disaster, it is so far better to plan for all contingencies.

Here are several prevalent moving day mishaps, and the way you can avoid them:

Your Home Furniture Will not Fit

When you finish driving for what feels like forever to Austin, you finally arrive at your new home... only to find that you cannot push the couch through the entry way. That would be a major letdown, and a substantial trigger of stress.

Solution: Measure your sizeable furniture pieces for all their dimensions. Make sure you review that which you record with the proportions of your new residence, as well as your new home's entryways.

Your Travel Arrangements Fall Through

In case you delay until the very last instant to make travel arrangements (like lodging reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a buddy or two that will help you transport your belongings) it's all too possible that they will fall through, and you'll be left scrambling.

Solution: Attempt to organize your travel arrangements no less than a month in advance. Set alerts for yourself if you have to.

Belongings are Broken while in transit

It could be among life's most disheartening encounters to finally reach your new house, open the moving truck's gate... and see that many of your valued belongings are reduced to broken parts spread throughout the boxes.

Solution: In most cases, incorrect packing practices are often the root cause of damage sustained in transit. Utilize appropriate packing containers and cartons for every delicate thing that you're moving. Make sure to use lots of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is necessary to secure and cushion your valuables throughout the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in Austin for help packing items. The majority of moving companies will pack as much or as little as you'll need.

You Wind Up Spending Much More than You Realized

A couple of days prior to the move, you discover that your bank account is likely to take a greater hit than you initially believed. The moving company in Austin is billing you a higher price for their assistance.

Solution: A lot of moving companies do bill increased charges for "last minute service." To help get the preferred rates, don't delay doing things: reserve your spot as far beforehand as possible and always get a written quote from the moving company in Austin you choose.

In Part 2 of our Moving Disasters posts, we'll go over additional issues that could throw a wrench into your moving plans and how to prevent such problems. Stay tuned for more!


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