Despite careful planning and preparation, there’s always the potential for complications during the moving process. Though it’s nice to imagine a seamless, stress-free moving experience, the fact of the matter is that things simply go wrong, and sometimes, they’re completely out of your control. Although it’s impossible to accurately predict what might happen during your move, there are few common, yet preventable complications that relocators tend to run into. Below, the residential movers at Ace Moving & Warehousing outline how you can avoid those tangles.
Physical Injury and Accidents
While it’s impossible to predict accidents in advance, there are plenty of things you can do to help protect yourself and your possessions from harm. If you plan to hire a moving company, it’s always a smart idea to augment the company-provided liability insurance with a more protective insurance plan.
Though professional movers and packers are highly trained to pack and transport your belongings in the safest manner possible, you never know what might happen during transport. If your belongings incur damage inside the truck, additional insurance coverage will help ensure you receive the appropriate compensation after your move.
Because moving is a highly physical activity, there’s always the risk of physical injury. To help protect yourself, your family, and any professionals you hire, make sure you plan accordingly. Here are a few helpful preparation tips you’ll want to heed to reduce your risk of injury:
● Wear appropriate clothing. It’s a good idea to cover bare skin to reduce the risk of cuts, scrapes, and abrasions.
● Clear all obstacles out of walkways before your movers and packers arrive.
● Make sure your floors are free from debris and slippery residue.
● Wear appropriate, full-coverage footwear and avoid slip-on shoes, sandals, or any type of footwear that exposes your feet or increases your likelihood of slipping, tripping, or falling.
Hiring an Unqualified Moving Team
Hiring a high-quality moving company is a great way to make your move less overwhelming. But hiring an unqualified or disreputable moving team will almost certainly have the opposite effect. No one wants to discover — after signing a contract no less — that their chosen movers engage in dishonest or fraudulent practices, or are unlicensed and unqualified to do the job they’ve been hired for.
Fortunately, avoiding scams and low-quality companies isn’t tough; it just requires you to do your due diligence. Before you ever sign a contract, request moving estimates from multiple companies, and do your research. Look for customer reviews, as well as proof of licensing and insurance. It’s also a good idea to see if the company has any service awards and look into their rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can verify Ace Moving & Warehousing’s A+ rating with the BBB here.
Though you can’t do anything to avoid inclement weather, you can plan for it. Make sure you check the weather forecast at least a week ahead of your planned move date and make arrangements accordingly.
If you really want to ensure a successful, safe transition into your new home, it’s always smart to hire a professional moving company to help you out. If you’re not thrilled by the idea of packing and moving in potentially bad weather, professional movers and packers are trained to perform their work in a wide variety of weather conditions. And, because reputable companies offer several insurance options, opting for professional help is the best way to protect yourself and your belongings.
Lack of Packing Materials
Not having the supplies you need to pack your things can really slow down your move, but avoiding this particular complication is undeniably simple. Before you purchase packing materials, sort your belongings and get rid of things you no longer need or use. Once you’ve finished decluttering, do some measuring to estimate how many boxes you’ll need. If you have large, awkwardly shaped items, it’s helpful to opt for crating services as such items rarely fit inside standard moving boxes.
Alternatively, you can hire professional movers and packers to take care of the job for you. They’ll bring all the necessary materials right to your home, so you don’t have to worry about running back and forth to buy supplies.
Loss of Essential Documents & Valuables
It’s unfortunate, but many relocators lose valuable and essential paperwork during their moves. To avoid losing critical documents, such as birth certificates, social security cards, financial statements, titles, deeds, and tax documents, always keep them in a safe place inside your personal vehicle. The same goes for any valuable jewelry or keepsake items you don’t want to lose — keep them in a safe, easily accessible location inside your personal vehicle during your move.
Furniture That Doesn’t Fit
No one wants to arrive at their new home only to discover their furniture won’t fit! But this complication is also super easy to avoid. Before you load any furniture on the truck, make sure you measure its dimensions. You’ll also need to measure the dimensions in each room in your new home to determine if your existing furniture will fit. If you have any pieces that are too large, donate, sell, or store them before your move.
Looking for Professional Moving Services? Contact Ace Moving & Warehousing
If you’re looking to make your upcoming relocation as uncomplicated as possible, our team at Ace Moving & Warehousing is ready to help! We specialize in a wide variety of moving services designed to help Twin City residents relocate with ease, so don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss your options. To learn more about our services or request a quick quote, call us today at 763-755-2045 or message us on our contact page, and we’ll be in touch promptly!