Avoid These Disasters When Moving This Fall

Moving DisastersBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

For most people, moving is simply not a good time. In fact, even the simplest of relocations may come with some anxiety.

Though, whenever something goes horribly wrong on moving day, it is easy to feel as if your world is reaching an end. As opposed to battling with such a calamity, it's so more desirable to plan for those contingencies.

Below are some common moving day disasters, and how it is possible to prevent them:

Your Home Furniture Doesn't Fit

After traveling for hours and hours to El Paso, you finally get to your new residence... only to discover that you are unable to push the sofa through the doorway. That is a significant letdown, plus a huge source of tension.

Solution: Check your big furnishings for all their specifications. Be 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 wait until the last instant to make travel arrangements (like hotel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a friend or two that will help you transport your things) then it's very 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 reminders for yourself if you have to.

Things are Ruined while in transit

It could be one of life's most disheartening experiences to at long last reach your new residence, open the moving truck's gate... and find that many of your loved possessions have been lessened to destroyed parts spread throughout the boxes.

Solution: Quite often, inappropriate packing methods are the source of problems received while in transit. Utilize appropriate storage containers and boxes for each and every fragile item that you are bringing. Be sure to employ a good amount of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is necessary to protect and cushion your valuables throughout the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in El Paso for help packing items. Many moving companies can pack as much or as little as you'll need.

You End Up Shelling out Much More than You Anticipated

A few days ahead of the move, you find out that your bank account is likely to take a larger hit than you initially assumed. The moving company in El Paso 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 El Paso you choose.


You have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating…moving to El Paso really doesn't need to be hectic and bring you to the border of an anxiety attack. This isn't to say it's really a time of Zen in your life, although with a little preparation and more secondary preparing, your move can be successful, and you'll stay sane.

Here are several more important reminders that you need to remember as you are planning for your move.

Work With A Reputable Moving Company Now

The minute you are aware of your new address, start finding moving companies. It's not the time to cheap out by means of 1 or 2 fellas and a beat-up truck--splurge on a professional mover in El Paso. They will provide the following, and you can now cross these chores from your checklist.

· Well-maintained equipment--moving vans which go through normal service (check-ups, tire rotation, brake inspections) and are completely road-worthy

· Professional teams which have learned how to wrap, load, set pieces of furniture in the truck, and reverse the system at your new house.

· An insured crew and equipment--if a mover gets injured, the moving company in El Paso takes care of their healthcare costs

· Professional packing should you be simply overloaded. Should you need a few specialty things packed or crated, they'll manage that for you, so you're able to rest assured your valuable items will get there without damage.

· Ask for a list of the things they are unable to by law move--chemicals, plants, and paint are on that list, to name a few. You wouldn't want to learn at the last minute that your cherished bonsai plant must stay behind.

· Count on a contract and an itemized quote.

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

Hire the Crew, Also

All your chums say, of course, they'll help you load the moving truck. Which can be great--if you happen to be moving locally and they can assist you unload, too. Also, if you're prepared to chance injury, scheduling issues, and other moderate obstacles to your moving day.

Hiring professional movers in El Paso assures a team who gets there promptly, understands what they're executing, can drive the truck, and you're able to rely on to handle your things correctly. They will also unload all your stuff and set it in the new home--and that could be well worth the price.

Move What You Love and Actually Use

The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" principle really does apply when you're moving. Take into account that every single carton you pack and move contains some cost related to it, and that adds up quick when you find yourself looking at many boxes. Remove outdated linens, kitchen devices, toys and games, pieces of furniture--everything that you don't use, aren't keen on, or do not need.

There Is A Blizzard Coming--or a Hurricane

The one thing even the most prepared amongst us cannot control is the weather. Look at the forecast and employ a Plan B in the event you happen to be stuck in terrible rain, snowfall, or gusts of wind. Discuss with the moving company in El Paso a couple of days in advance if it seems dangerous to pack up and drive and reschedule if you must. If you're moving a long distance, book hotel accommodations along the way. Your real estate professional should understand if you're unable to be out of the residence on time; terrible weather impacts everybody, so the new occupants are not going to have the ability to get there either. Do not attempt to beat the weather event--they usually win. Moving companies will not risk their workers or equipment in dangerous weather; the great thing is that it normally passes by in a day or two.

Place the Pets in Daycare

Your family pets know when you're troubled, add to that the disappearing stuff and they can definitely get upset. Board your pets the day before the movers come and pick them up on your way out of town. Load up their beds, food, water, and toys for the journey and make them your last task.

Now buckle up, relax, and appreciate a disaster-free ride 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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