Moving Day Missteps in Colorado Springs

Moving Day HeadacheBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Top of the List? Not Properly Planning!

Yes, you read that right…planning. No household move will go well without it! As a professional moving company in Colorado Springs, we’ve got a vested interest in making sure you’re your move is pulled off successfully. And if you have not hired a professional mover yet, then, in that case, planning becomes even more important! The more prepared you are up front for not only everything that should happen but also a few things that shouldn’t happen but could, the better your move will go. So, we’re going to say it again…plan!

Errors That Planning Can Help You Avoid
 
Trying to accomplish too much yourself.
 

Why run yourself down? Unless you’re Superman or Wonder Woman you can’t carry the burden of moving your household alone. Ask friends and relatives assistance. Let the kids pack the personal stuff in their bedrooms. Divide the inventorying and packing of various rooms between yourself and your spouse. And hire a professional moving company in Colorado Springs to take care of the loading, shipping, and unloading – or whatever else you can’t summon the time, the proficiency, or the desire to attend to personally.

Waiting until the last minute to take care of everything.

Moving is executed in stages. For example, there are timelines for cutting off services (gas, electric, phone, and so on) at your old address and initiating them at your new address before you get there. Special arrangements must be made and care must be taken to pack and haul big or high-end pieces. When the professional movers pull up in your drive, everything that’s got to go had better be ready to go if the move is to keep on schedule. Delays can cost you – and much more than money. Dashing around at the last minute is a good way to ensure that things get lost or left behind. Or damaged.

Not establishing a Moving Day plan for the kids and pets.

Are the kids going with you or your spouse or staying with grandma until the move’s completed? Have plans been made regarding their school situation? Can you take Fido with you or is boarding him a better idea until you’ve arrived at your new home? You know these things need to be appraised. Don’t wait to appraise them!

Not not alerting your moving company to changes in your schedule.

Has the start date of your new job in your new city changed in a way that could necessitate postponing or advancing91 your move date? Can’t make the time initialy arranged for the home survey that determines your move estimate? Need to have the moving company in Colorado Springs show up a little later than planned on Move Day? Okay, sometimes changes are unpreventable. There’s no reason for them to be a hassle, though … if you alert your moving company to them well enough in advance!

Not reading the paperwork from your mover thoroughly.

What? You didn’t spot that extra charge for the moving company’s packing services on page two of the contract? Or the cost of packing and shipping that big old grand piano of yours? Or that your moving insurance doesn’t actually cover the entire valuation of your belongings? Of course, maybe none of those things were actually in the contract – and should have been. If you didn’t read it, how would you know? Certainly you’ve heard the old saying that you should never sign a contract you haven’t read. Heed it! Or you’ll certainly get a bill you weren’t banking on!

Follow the tips above, start planning early, and you may see that your household move has all the adventure you hoped for – and none of the headaches you dreaded!

 

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