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August 11, 2021

Avoid These Disasters When Moving This Fall

Moving DisastersBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

For many of us, moving will never be enjoyable. In truth, even the smoothest of relocations can include a little stress.

Though, if something goes terribly bad on moving day, it is easy to feel as if your world is coming to an end. As opposed to having to endure this kind of calamity, it's so more desirable to prepare for all contingencies.

Below are some prevalent moving day difficulties, and the way you can avoid them:

Your Household Furniture Doesn't Fit

When you finish driving for hours and hours to El Paso, you ultimately get to your new home... only to find that you can't push the couch through the entry way. That would be an enormous disappointment, as well as a substantial cause of anxiety.

Solution: Measure your sizeable pieces of furniture for all their specifications. Make sure to review that which you take note of with the measurements of your new house, along with your new home's entrances.

Your Travel Plans Fall Through

If you delay until the final instant to make travel preparations (such as lodging reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a friend or two that will help you transport your things) then it is very possible that they may fall through, and you'll be left scrambling.

Solution: Attempt to plan out your travel plans a minimum of thirty days in advance. Set alarms for yourself if you have to.

Belongings are Ruined while in transit

It is usually considered one of life's most discouraging ordeals to finally arrive at your new home, open the moving truck's door... and find that many of your valued things are reduced to shattered parts scattered throughout the boxes.

Solution: Quite often, incorrect packing practices tend to be the root cause of harm incurred in transit. Employ appropriate packing containers and boxes for every delicate item that you are moving. Make sure to utilize a good amount of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is required to protect and cushion your possessions all through the move. Or, it's possible to ask your professional mover in El Paso for help packing items. Most moving companies can pack as much or as little as you require.

You End Up Paying Even More than You Anticipated

A few days before the move, you discover that your banking account is going to take a bigger hit than you initially believed. The moving company in El Paso is billing you a higher price for their help.

Solution: Many moving companies do bill higher prices for "last minute service." To help get the preferred rates, don't put things off: book your spot as far beforehand as you can and always obtain a written quotation from the moving company in El Paso you select.


You have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating…moving to El Paso doesn't really need to be stressful and bring you to the fringe of a nervous breakdown. This isn't to say it's really a time of Zen in your life, but with a little planning and then some backup organizing, your move can be positive, and you will stay sane.

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

Employ A Trustworthy Moving Company Now

The moment you know your new address, start meeting with moving companies. It's not the time to cheap out by means of two lads plus a run down truck--splurge on a professional mover in El Paso. The can supply the following, and you may cross these tasks off your checklist.

· Well-maintained equipment--moving vans that go through normal servicing (check-ups, tire rotation, brake assessments) and are totally road-worthy

· Professional teams who know how to wrap, load, set pieces of furniture within a moving truck, and reverse the system at your new home.

· An insured team and equipment--in the instance that a mover gets hurt, the moving company in El Paso deals with their healthcare costs

· Professional packing if you are really overloaded. If you want a couple of specialty items packed or crated, they'll look after that for you, to help you rest assured your valuables will arrive without damage.

· Ask for a list of guidelines of the things they are unable to by law move--chemicals, houseplants, and paint are on the list, among other things. You don't want to find out at the last second that your prized bonsai tree must stay behind.

· Expect a binding agreement with a written estimation.

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

Hire the Crew, Also

All your pals say, without a doubt, they will help you load the moving truck. That is excellent--if you're moving across town and they will assist you to unload, too. Plus, if you are ready to risk injury, scheduling issues, as well as other moderate obstacles to your moving day.

Hiring professional movers in El Paso ensures a team who shows up punctually, has knowledge of what they are executing, can drive the truck, and you can count on to handle your items properly. They'll additionally unload all your stuff and put it inside your new home--and that is really worth the expense.

Move That Which You Cherish and Actually Use

The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" guideline really is applicable when you're moving. Take into account that each and every carton you pack and move has got some price attached to it, and that can add up quick when you find yourself looking at many cartons. Get rid of unwanted linens, kitchen devices, playthings, pieces of furniture--everything that you do not utilize, aren't keen on, or do not need.

There Is A Blizzard Coming--or a Cyclone

One thing even the most prepared in our midst cannot manage is the weather. Look at the forecast and obtain a Plan B in the event you happen to be trapped in lousy rain, snowfall, or wind. Coordinate with the moving company in El Paso a couple of days ahead of time if it seems risky to pack up and drive and reschedule if you must. If you're moving a long distance, book hotels along the route. Your real estate agent should understand if you're unable to be out of the house on time; bad weather has an effect on everybody, so the new people won't have the capacity to get there either. Don't try to beat the weather event--they normally win. Moving companies will not risk their workers or equipment in hazardous weather; the good thing is that it generally passes in a day or two.

Place the Animals in Daycare

Your family pets realize if you are anxious, add to that the disappearing stuff and they can truly get distressed. Board your 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 task.

Now buckle up, chill out, and enjoy a disaster-free journey to your new house. If you are thinking about a move soon, give A-1 Freeman Moving Group in El Paso a call. We can help!


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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