By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For most people, moving isn't enjoyable. Actually, even the smoothest of relocations may have a bit of stress.
However, whenever something goes horribly wrong on moving day, it's easy to feel as if your world is arriving at an end. Rather than battling with this type of catastrophe, it is so much better to plan for those contingencies.
Here are several common moving day mishaps, and the way you can avoid them:
Your Home Furniture Doesn't Fit
After driving for what feels like forever to Tulsa, you ultimately reach your new residence... only to realize that you are not able to push the couch through the doorway. That is an enormous letdown, and a substantial source of tension.
Solution: Measure your big furnishings for all their dimensions. Make sure you compare whatever you take note of with the measurements of your new house, as well as your new house's entryways.
Your Travel Plans Fall Through
If you delay until the last instant to make travel arrangements (including hotel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a pal or two to help you transport your belongings) then it is increasingly possible that they will fall through, and you'll be left scrambling.
Solution: Make an effort to prepare your travel plans at least thirty days ahead of time. Set up reminders for yourself if you have to.
Things are Damaged while in transit
It could be among life's most discouraging encounters to at long last get to your new house, open up the moving truck's gate... and discover that many of your loved belongings are reduced to destroyed parts scattered throughout the boxes.
Solution: Quite often, inappropriate packing techniques are the origin of problems sustained on the road. Make use of appropriate storage containers and cartons for each sensitive item that you're taking. Make sure to make use of lots of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is needed to protect and support your belongings all through the move. Or, you can always ask your professional mover in Tulsa for help packing items. Many moving companies will pack as much or as little as you need.
You Find Yourself Paying Even More than You Expected
A few days ahead of the move, you find out that your banking account is going to take a larger hit than you originally assumed. The moving company in Tulsa is billing you a higher charge for their help.
Solution: Various moving companies do request higher rates for "last minute assistance." To help get the preferred rates, do not delay doing things: book your movers as far beforehand as you can and always obtain a written quotation from the moving company in Tulsa you select.
In Part 2 of our Moving Disasters blog posts, we are going to go over additional concerns that may throw a wrench in your moving plans and ways to steer clear of such problems. Stay tuned!
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