Sidestep These Moving Disasters in 2020: Part 2

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

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 moving catastrophes which takes all the fun away from your move, and how to avoid them.

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.

 

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