When you talk with people who already have experienced several moves, it is not unlikely that you hear about moving problems as well. If you are lucky, you also hear their stories of how they dealt with it. Of course, it is great if you can learn from their experiences. So, to save you some time, we have already done the legwork: Here are some potential move-related “snags” and how to either prevent/avoid them or deal with them if they occur.
Potential moving problems and how do handle them
- Lost or damaged items
When starting to pack, create an inventory of the major items that you can check at your destination. Take pictures of the items for insurance purposes. Proper packing/packaging minimizes the risk of breakage from the start.
- Forgotten “To-dos”
A move can be a complex project with many things that need taking care of. It is easy to forget something in such a situation, so we cannot emphasize this enough: Create a comprehensive checklist with a timeline!
You cannot control the weather, and you cannot simply adjust your moving date if the weather is turning rainy. Have a look at this blog post to read about our tips for moving in the rain.
- Missing essential items
Make sure that you pack important papers, medications and other items you might need during the move in such a way that allows easy access: All of these should go into your Moving Essentials Kit.
- Managing of children and pets
If your move involves children and/or pets, it might also involve additional challenges when organizing Moving Day. Our tips for moving with children and moving with pets will hopefully be of good use to you here.
- Injuries, accidents and health issues
The appropriate clothing on Moving Day can go a long way in avoiding certain accidents or injuries: You should wear shoes that are closed, have a non-slippery sole and do not have high heals. The legs of your pants should not be too long and not too wide either to avoid tripping. Have a First-Aid Kit handy, and make sure to include all your necessary medication in your Moving Essentials Kit.
Conducting a move without any stress is rather unlikely. But there are quite a few things you can do to at least reduce the stress. Find out more in this blog post that we have written on exactly that subject.
- Information gaps
Make sure that your moving company as well as all the people involved in the move have the information they need. Keep your cell phones within hearing distance, exchange phone numbers and charge the batteries, so that communication during Moving Day is ensured.
Avoid problems by hiring the right moving company!
An important step to avoid certain moving problems from the start is hiring competent and reliable movers. You should look into this as early as possible (i.e. as soon as you know the date of the move) to make sure that the company of your choice is available. So it is great that you are already here! Go ahead and take the next step: Contact Brothers EZ Moving to check our availability and to receive a free quote for your own move!
Do you have any special tips on how to deal with moving problems? Let us know in the comments!
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