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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 many of us, moving is not enjoyable. In fact, even the easiest of relocations can have a little bit of stress.

Still, if something goes unbelievably bad on moving day, it is easy to feel as if your world is reaching an end. Rather than having to endure this type of calamity, it is so much better to prepare for all contingencies.

The following are some general moving day difficulties, and ways in which you can stay away from them:

Your Home Furniture Does not Fit

When you finish traveling for hours and hours to Atlanta, you finally reach your new home... only to find that you are not able to push the couch through the door. That would be a major letdown, plus a substantial trigger of anxiety.

Solution: Check your big furnishings for all their dimensions. Make sure to compare whatever you take note of with the proportions of your new residence, along with your new residence's entrances.

Your Travel Plans Fall Through

In the event you hold off until the last instant to make travel accommodations (including motel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a pal or two to assist you to transport your stuff) it's all too likely that they may fall through, and you'll be left rushing.

Solution: Try to organize your travel accommodations at least four weeks in advance. Set up alerts for yourself if you have to.

Items are Destroyed in Transit

It could be considered one of life's most discouraging encounters to finally reach your new residence, open up the moving truck's gate... and find that lots of your valued possessions are decreased to destroyed parts dispersed throughout the boxes.

Solution: Quite often, inappropriate packing techniques tend to be the source of problems sustained on the road. Employ appropriate storage containers and cartons for each and every breakable item that you are moving. You'll want to employ plenty of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is required to secure and support your possessions during the move. Or, you can always ask your professional mover in Atlanta for help packing items. Many moving companies will pack as much or as little as you need.

You End Up Shelling out More than You Anticipated

A couple of days before the move, you find out that your bank account is likely to take a more substantial hit than you originally thought. The moving company in Atlanta is billing you a higher fee for their service.

Solution: A lot of moving companies do charge increased charges for "last minute service." To help get the best rates, never delay doing things: book your move as far ahead of time as you possibly can and always obtain a written quotation from the moving company in Atlanta you select.

In Part 2 of our Moving Disasters blog posts, we are going to discuss more problems that could throw a wrench into your moving plans and approaches to avoid such troubles. Stay tuned!


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