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Common Moving Snafus and Their Solutions

Even the simplest of moves come with a bit of stress and anxiety. But being able to anticipate some of the more common snafus ahead of time will bring you great peace and confidence that you really can handle anything come Moving Day.

Here are some common problems to be aware of that could occur when moving.

Furniture Doesn’t Fit

Problem: The dreaded moment comes where you try to push the sofa through the doorway and it gets stuck. No manner of cajoling will get it to make its way through. This is when you start to stress. After all, you need this couch to make the trip with you to your new place. How the heck did you get it into that room in the first place?

Solution: Before moving day, make sure you take detailed measurements of the sofa and any other large pieces of furniture. Offset those measurements with the size of the doorways and hallways to make sure it can fit through. If you neglected to do this and moving day is here, you need a quick solution. You may be able to take the door off its hinges to buy you another inch, or you may be able to take off the legs of the sofa to give you more leeway.

Travel Arrangements Fall Through

Problem: You are getting relocated for work on fairly quick notice. You may have to book quick accommodations at a nearby motel or with a friend in the new destination, but on such short notice, it’s likely that travel plans can fall through. You don’t want to be left scrambling.

Solution: As soon as you have a moving date, make plans for lodging, airfare and staying with friends. Try to come up with a few different alternatives so that if one plan falls through, you’ll have a backup.

Your Belongings Get Ruined on the Road

Problem: You arrive at the new house only to open up some boxes and discover that your valuables have been broken. Maybe it’s raining and there was water damage or maybe a box fell. What do you do?

Solution: It’s usually inappropriate or hurried packing practices on your part that lead to damaged goods in transit. Be sure to pack with plenty of bubble wrap, packing paper and tape to ensure your belongings are well cushioned. Better yet, hire movers to help you pack and your belongings will make it to Point B unscathed.

Your Budget is Getting Out of Control

Problem: With the moves just days away, you realize you’re paying way too much for everything and your bottom line is taking a hit. The moving expenses are much higher than you planned for.

Solution: Some moving companies will tack on extra fees for “last minute service.” If you want to get lower rates, book early, and get a written estimate from your trusted Grand Rapids mover before signing on the dotted line.

Contact Big Lake Movers

Get a free quote from Big Lake Movers to help get you started. It’s always better to be prepared ahead of time so you can avoid these common moving snafus.

 

 

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