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August 11, 2021

Avoid These Disasters When Moving This Fall

Moving DisastersBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

For most people, moving is simply not a good time. In fact, even the simplest of relocations can come with a little anxiety.

Though, whenever something goes terribly wrong on moving day, it is easy to feel as if your world is reaching an end. As opposed to suffering through this type of calamity, it's so more desirable to plan for those contingencies.

Below are some common moving day disasters, and how you can prevent them:

Your Furniture Doesn't Fit

After traveling for countless hours to San Antonio, you ultimately arrive at your new residence... only to find that you are unable to push the sofa through the doorway. That could be a significant letdown, plus a massive cause of tension.

Solution: Check your big furnishings for all their specifications. Make sure to review whatever you write down with the proportions of your new home, along with your new residence's entryways.

Your Travel Plans Fall Through

In case you delay until the last moment to make travel preparations (such as hotel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a buddy or two that will help you transport your things) then it's all too possible that they will fall through, and you'll be left rushing.

Solution: Try to organize your travel plans no less than four weeks in advance. Arrange alarms for yourself if you have to.

Items are Ruined while in transit

It could be one of life's most discouraging experiences to at long last reach your new residence, open the moving truck's gate... and find that many of your loved belongings have been lessened to destroyed parts spread throughout the boxes.

Solution: Quite often, inappropriate packing methods are the root cause of problems received while in transit. Utilize suitable storage containers and boxes for each and every fragile item that you are bringing. Be sure to utilize a good amount of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is necessary to protect and cushion your valuables during the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in San Antonio for help packing items. Many moving companies can pack as much or as little as you'll need.

You Wind Up Shelling out More than You Anticipated

A couple of days ahead of the move, you find out that your banking account is likely to take a more substantial hit than you originally assumed. The moving company in San Antonio is billing you a higher rate for their assistance.

Solution: Various moving companies do request higher charges for "last minute service." To help get the preferred rates, never delay doing things: book your move as far in advance as you possibly can and always obtain a written quotation from the moving company in San Antonio you choose.


You have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating…moving to San Antonio really doesn't need to be hectic and bring you to the border of an anxiety attack. This is not to say it's really a time of Zen in your life, although with a little organizing and more secondary organizing, your move can be successful, and you'll stay sane.

Below are some more important reminders that you need to remember as you are planning for your move.

Work With A Trustworthy Moving Company ASAP

The minute you know your new address, start finding moving companies. It's not the time to cheap out by means of 1 or 2 fellas along with a beat-up truck--splurge on a professional mover in San Antonio. They'll supply the following, and you can now cross these chores from your checklist.

· Well-maintained equipment--moving vans which go through normal service (check-ups, tire rotation, brake inspections) and are completely road-worthy

· Professional teams which have learned how to wrap, load, set home furniture in the truck, and reverse the procedure at your new home.

· An insured team and equipment--if a mover gets injured, the moving company in San Antonio takes care of their healthcare expenses

· Professional packing if you're just overloaded. Should you prefer a few specialty things packed or crated, they will manage that for you, so you're able to rest assured your valuable items will get there without damage.

· Ask for a checklist of the things they are unable to by law move--chemicals, plants, and paint are on that list, to name a few. You wouldn't want to learn at the last minute that your cherished bonsai plant must stay behind.

· Count on an agreement and an itemized quote.

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

Hire the Crew, Also

All your chums say, of course, they'll help you load the moving truck. Which can be great--if you happen to be moving locally and so they can assist you unload, too. Also, if you're prepared to chance injury, scheduling issues, and other moderate obstacles to your moving day.

Hiring professional movers in San Antonio assures a team who gets there on time, understands what they're executing, can drive the moving truck, and you're able to depend on to handle your things correctly. They will additionally unload all your stuff and set it in the new house--and that could be worth the price.

Move What You Love and Actually Use

The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" principle really does apply when you're moving. Take into account that every single carton you pack and move contains some cost related to it, and that adds up quick when you find yourself looking at many boxes. Remove old linens, kitchen devices, toys and games, pieces of furniture--everything that you do not make use of, aren't keen on, or do not need.

There Is A Blizzard Coming--or a Hurricane

The one thing even the most prepared amongst us cannot manage is the weather. Look at the forecast and have a Plan B in case you happen to be stuck in horrible rain, snowfall, or gusts of wind. Discuss with the moving company in San Antonio a few days ahead of time if it seems dangerous to pack up and drive and reschedule if you must. If you are moving a long distance, book hotel accommodations along the way. Your real estate professional should understand if you're unable to be out of the residence on time; terrible weather affects everybody, so the new occupants are not going to have the ability to get there either. Do not attempt to beat the storm--they always win. Moving companies won't risk their workers or equipment in hazardous weather; the great thing is that it normally passes by in a day or two.

Place the Pets in Daycare

Your family pets know when you're troubled, add to that the disappearing stuff and they can definitely get upset. Board your domestic pets the day before the movers come and pick them up on your way out of town. Pack their beds, food, water, and toys for the journey and make them your last chore.

Now buckle up, relax, and appreciate a disaster-free ride to your new house. If you are thinking about a move soon, give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in San Antonio a call. We can help!


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The Mickelson Family
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