Avoid These Disasters When Moving This Fall

Moving DisastersBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

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

However, whenever something goes terribly bad on moving day, it's easy to believe that your world is reaching an end. Rather than 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 you can prevent them:

Your Home Furniture Will not Fit

Upon traveling for countless hours to Colorado Springs, you finally get to your new residence... only to realize that you cannot push the couch through the front door. That could be a significant letdown, and a huge cause of stress.

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

Your Travel Arrangements Fall Through

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

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

Items are Destroyed in Transit

It is usually among life's most frustrating experiences to ultimately get to your new home, open the moving truck's gate... and find that many of your loved belongings have been decreased to shattered pieces dispersed in the boxes.

Solution: In most cases, incorrect packing methods are often the origin of harm sustained in transit. Use suitable packing containers and boxes for every delicate item that you're bringing. You'll want to employ a good amount of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is necessary to secure and cushion your valuables all through the move. Or, you can always 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 Much More than You Anticipated

A few 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 charge higher rates for "last minute support." To help 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 a bit of preparing and then some backup planning, your move will be successful, and you'll remain sane.

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

Employ A Reputable Moving Company Now

The minute you confirm your new address, start interviewing moving companies. This is not the time to cheap out with 1 or 2 fellas and a beat-up truck--splurge on a professional mover in Colorado Springs. They will supply the following, and you can cross these tasks off your checklist.

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

· Professional workers who have learned how to wrap, load, place home furniture in a moving 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 deals with the medical costs

· Professional packing in case you are really overloaded. If you need a few 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 checklist 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 discover at the last second that your prized bonsai plant must stay behind.

· Expect an agreement and an itemized estimation.

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

Employ the Crew, Too

All your pals say, of course, they are going to help you load the moving truck. That is great--if you're 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, knows what they are doing, can drive the moving van, and you can rely on to handle your belongings safely and securely. They are going to also unload all your stuff and set it in your new residence--and that is well worth the cost.

Move What You Love and Actually Use

The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" rule genuinely applies when you are moving. Consider that each and every carton you pack and move has some price related to it, and that can add up quickly if you are looking at many cartons. Eliminate outdated blankets, kitchen devices, toys, home furniture--everything that you don't utilize, don't like, or do not need.

There's A Blizzard Coming--or a Cyclone

The one thing even the most organized amongst us cannot regulate is the weather. Watch the forecast and employ a Plan B in the event you are caught in lousy rain, snowfall, or wind. Coordinate with the moving company in Colorado Springs 2 or 3 days ahead of time if it seems risky to pack up and drive and reschedule if you have to. If you're moving a long distance, reserve hotels along the way. Your realtor is going to understand if you cannot be out of the property on schedule; terrible weather impacts 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 will not risk their crews or equipment in hazardous weather; the great thing is that it usually passes in a day or two.

Put the Animals in Daycare

Your pets 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 task.

Now buckle up, chill out, and savor a disaster-free ride 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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