Avoid These Disasters When Moving This Fall

Moving DisastersBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

For many of us, moving isn't a good time. Actually, even the easiest of relocations could have a little bit of stress.

Still, when something goes horribly wrong on moving day, it's easy to feel as if your world is reaching an end. Instead of suffering through this type of disaster, it is so far better to prepare for all contingencies.

Here are several common moving day problems, and the way it is possible to stay away from them:

Your Household Furniture Will not Fit

Upon traveling for hours and hours to Oklahoma City, you at long last arrive at your new home... only to discover that you can't push the couch through the entry way. That is an enormous disappointment, plus a massive trigger of anxiety.

Solution: Measure your big furnishings for all their dimensions. Make sure you review whatever you write down with the proportions of your new residence, as well as your new home's entrance doors.

Your Travel Plans Fall Through

If you wait until the final instant to make travel preparations (including hotel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a friend or two that may help you transport your stuff) then it's increasingly probable that they could fall through, and you'll be left scrambling.

Solution: Try to organize your travel preparations at least a month beforehand. Set up alerts for yourself if you have to.

Belongings are Ruined in Transit

It could be one of life's most disheartening ordeals to at long last get to your new house, open the moving truck's door... and see that lots of your valued possessions have been reduced to destroyed pieces dispersed throughout the boxes.

Solution: In most cases, inappropriate packing methods tend to be the source of harm incurred in transit. Employ proper packing containers and boxes for each fragile item that you are bringing. Make sure to use a good amount of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is required to protect and support your valuables during the move. Or, it's possible to ask your professional mover in Oklahoma City for help packing items. Many moving companies can pack as much or as little as you'll need.

You Find Yourself Paying More than You Expected

A few days before the move, you find out that your bank account is going to take a greater hit than you originally assumed. The moving company in Oklahoma City is charging you a higher fee for their help.

Solution: Various moving companies do charge higher charges for "last minute assistance." To obtain the best rates, never procrastinate: book your spot as far beforehand as is possible and always get a written estimate from the moving company in Oklahoma City you select.


You have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating…moving to Oklahoma City often does not have to be stressful and bring you to the edge of an anxiety attack. This isn't to say it's a time of Zen in your life, although with some arranging and then some backup planning, your move shall be positive, and you will remain sane.

Below are some additional important reminders that you need to keep in mind as you are planning for your move.

Engage A Reliable Moving Company ASAP

The moment you are aware of your new address, commence interviewing moving companies. This is not the time to cheap out with a couple of lads plus a run down truck--splurge on a professional mover in Oklahoma City. They'll provide you with the following, and you may cross these chores off your list.

· Well-maintained equipment--trucks that go through normal service (check-ups, tire rotation, braking system inspections) and are fully road-worthy

· Professional crews who understand how to wrap, load, set home furniture inside a moving truck, and reverse the system at your new home.

· An insured staff and equipment--if a mover gets hurt, the moving company in Oklahoma City takes care of the medical bills

· Professional packing in case you are just overwhelmed. If you need a few specialty things packed or crated, they will take care of that for you, so you can be confident your belongings will arrive without damage.

· Ask for a list of guidelines of the things they can't legally move--chemicals, houseplants, and paint are on that list, among other things. You wouldn't want to discover at the very end that your prized bonsai tree has to remain behind.

· Count on a contract and a written quote.

· Make sure your mover posesses a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) license.

Hire the Crew, Too

All your chums say, of course, they will help you load the moving van. That is fantastic--if you're moving a fairly short distance and they also will assist you to unload, too. And, if you're ready to chance injury, scheduling issues, as well as other moderate obstacles to your moving day.

Hiring professional movers in Oklahoma City ensures a team which gets there on time, has knowledge of what they are executing, will drive the moving van, and you can depend on to transport your things properly. They will also unload all your stuff and set it in your new house--and that could be really worth the expense.

Move That Which You Love and Actually Use

The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" rule truly does apply if you are moving. Take into consideration that each box you pack and move has some expense attached to it, and that can add up quickly when you're looking at lots of cartons. Get rid of old bedding, kitchen devices, toys and games, home furniture--everything that you do not use, do not like, or do not need.

There's A Snowstorm Coming--or a Hurricane

The one thing even the most organized among us cannot regulate is the weather condition. Check out the forecast and have a Plan B in case you're trapped in terrible rain, snow, or wind. Work with the moving company in Oklahoma City 2 or 3 days before hand if it looks dangerous to pack up and drive and reschedule if you have to. If you're moving a long distance, reserve hotels on the way. Your real estate agent will understand if you're unable to be out of the house on time; lousy weather has an effect on everybody, so the new people are not going to be able to get there either. Don't attempt to beat the storm--they usually win. Moving companies will not risk their teams or equipment in unsafe weather; the good thing is that it usually passes by in a day or two.

Put the Pets in Daycare

Your pets realize when you are troubled, add to that the disappearing things and they can truly 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 toys for the trip and make them your final duty.

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


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