When our customers ask us how they can help make a move go as smoothly as possible, we always tell them to “be prepared and expect the unexpected.”
It takes a lot of careful planning to pull off a successful move, for both the homeowners and the moving company they choose to use. It’s especially important to be organized if you are also hiring packers to box up all your worldly possessions.
If we know anything about moving (and we like to think we do!) it’s to always be prepared. You never know when something may go wrong during a move, but as long as you have thought out possible problems and come up with solutions ahead of time, it doesn’t need to be a disaster. Having contingency plans can turn a major problem into a minor inconvenience.
Here are just a few things to think about and plan for before a move:
Possible Problem 1) If you’re relying on friends and family on moving day, what if they don’t show?
Solution: Call up some moving companies ahead of time and ask them if they do last minute moves. Keep a couple phone numbers on hand on moving day just in case.
Possible Problem 2) What if there is an accident on the road and you must be re-routed?
Solution: Make sure you have mapped out alternate routes from your old house to your new house. If you can, print out a map or directions with the multiple routes and make sure to give them to the driver of the moving truck as well, just in case.
Possible Problem 3) What if a large household item is too big to fit around the corners and staircases of your house?
Solution: Identify any pieces of furniture you’re worried might not fit and measure them with measuring tape. Then measure the length and width of the hallways, doors and staircases to find the best way to get them through. There is almost always a way, even if you need to use unconventional methods like turning it upside down, taking it apart or going through a patio door out back.
You see? With just a little foresight and planning, you can stop most problems in their tracks. When moving, it’s important to always be prepared!