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January 24, 2020

Sidestep These Moving Disasters in 2020: Part 1

Moving to a new homeBy 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.

In Part 2 of the Moving Disasters blogs, we will go over more concerns that can easily throw a wrench in your moving plans and approaches to prevent such complications. Stay tuned for more!


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