Avoid These Disasters When Moving This Fall

Moving DisastersBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

For most of us, moving is simply not fun. In truth, even the simplest of relocations can have a little bit of anxiety.
 

Still, whenever something goes terribly bad on moving day, it's easy to believe that your world is reaching an end. Instead of having to endure such a catastrophe, it is so much better to plan for those contingencies.

Here are several common moving day disasters, and how it is possible to prevent them:

Your Furniture Will not Fit

After traveling for countless hours to Colorado Springs, you finally get to your new home... only to realize that you are not able to push the couch through the front door. That could be a significant letdown, plus a huge cause of anxiety.

Solution: Measure your big pieces of furniture for all their dimensions. Be sure to review whatever you record with the dimensions of your new home, plus your new home's entryways.

Your Travel Arrangements Fall Through

In the event you delay until the last moment to make travel accommodations (including lodging reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a pal or two to assist you to transport your things) it's very probable that they may fall through, and you'll be left scrambling.

Solution: Attempt to prepare your travel accommodations at least a month in advance. Arrange alerts for yourself if you have to.

Things are Broken in Transit

It is usually one of life's most frustrating experiences to ultimately arrive at your new home, open the moving truck's gate... and discover that many of your loved belongings have been decreased to broken pieces dispersed in the boxes.

Solution: In many instances, improper packing techniques are often the origin of harm incurred on the road. Use suitable packing containers and boxes for every breakable item that you are taking. You'll want to employ a good amount of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is necessary to secure and cushion your belongings all through the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in Colorado Springs for help packing items. Most moving companies will pack as much or as little as you require.

You Find Yourself Paying More than You Anticipated

A couple of days ahead of the move, you discover that your bank account is likely to take a bigger hit than you formerly believed. The moving company in Colorado Springs is billing you a higher charge for their assistance.

Solution: Various moving companies do bill higher prices for "last minute service." To get the preferred rates, never procrastinate: reserve your move as far beforehand as you can and always obtain a written quotation from the moving company in Colorado Springs you choose.

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You have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating…moving to Colorado Springs often does not have to be hectic and take you to the border of an anxiety attack. This isn't to say it's a period of Zen in your life, although with some planning and then some backup planning, your move will be successful, and you'll remain sane.

Below are some more important reminders that you need to keep in mind as you are planning for your move.

Employ A Reputable Moving Company Now

The moment you confirm your new address, begin meeting with moving companies. This is not the time to cheap out by using 1 or 2 fellas along with a beat-up truck--splurge on a professional mover in Colorado Springs. They will supply the following, and you may cross these responsibilities off your checklist.

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

· Professional workers who have learned how to wrap, load, place pieces of furniture in a truck, and reverse the procedure at your new residence.

· An insured staff and equipment--in the instance that a mover gets injured, the moving company in Colorado Springs handles the medical costs

· Professional packing in case you are really overloaded. If you need a couple of specialty pieces packed or crated, they will take care of that for you, so you can rest assured your valuable items will get there without damage.

· Ask for a list of the items they can't by law move--chemicals, houseplants, and paint are on that list, to name a few. You won't want to find out at the last second that your precious bonsai plant will need to stay behind.

· Expect an agreement and an itemized estimate.

· Make sure your mover posesses a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) license.

Employ the Crew, As Well

All your buddies say, sure, they are going to help you load the moving truck. That is great--if you are moving locally and so they will assist you to unload, too. Plus, if you are prepared to chance injury, scheduling issues, and also other small obstacles to your moving day.

Hiring professional movers in Colorado Springs assures a crew who shows up punctually, understands what they are doing, can drive the moving van, and you can depend on to handle your belongings properly. They'll also unload all your stuff and set it in your new residence--and that is worth the cost.

Move What You Love and Actually Use

The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" guideline genuinely is applicable when you're moving. Take into account that every single carton you pack and move has some cost related to it, and that can add up quickly if you are looking at many cartons. Get rid of outdated blankets, kitchen devices, toys, furniture--everything that you do not utilize, do not like, or do not need.

There's A Blizzard Coming--or a Cyclone

The one thing even the most organized amongst us can't regulate is the weather. Check out the forecast and have a Plan B in case you're trapped in lousy rain, snowfall, or wind. Work with the moving company in Colorado Springs 2 or 3 days in advance if it seems risky to pack up and drive and reschedule if you have to. If you're moving a long distance, book hotel rooms along the way. Your real estate agent is going to understand if you can't be out of the home on schedule; terrible weather affects everybody, so the new people will not have the capacity to get there either. Don't attempt to beat the weather system--they usually win. Moving companies won't risk their crews or equipment in dangerous weather; the great thing is that it usually goes by in a day or two.

Put the Animals in Daycare

Your animals realize if you are troubled, add to that the disappearing belongings and they can definitely get upset. Board your pets the day before the movers arrive and pick them up on the way out of town. Pack their beds, food, water, and playthings for the trip and make them your last chore.

Now buckle up, relax, and savor a disaster-free trip to your new residence. If you are thinking about a move soon, give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Colorado Springs a call. We can help!

 

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