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 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.

In Part 2 of our Moving Disasters blog posts, we are going to go over more problems that can throw a wrench into the moving plans and how to prevent such troubles. Stay tuned for more!


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