Are you moving to another part of the country soon? While the prospect it daunting, it can be made easier if you know what to do and who to ask. But there is always a chance that something might go wrong, no matter how carefully you’ve planned this. Before you begin packing or planning your ordeal, make sure you know what could possibly go wrong.
It’s best to be prepared and completely avoid these things:
1. Left something behind
If the drive isn’t too tedious, this wouldn’t be a problem. But the box or item you left may be gone when you get back. Ask for help during the loading and unloading process from your friends and family. This way, at least two people can check if anything was left behind.
2. Damaged items in the move
When your antique tea set or flatware arrive at your new place, you may be dismayed to find cracks or complete breakage. This may happen if the movers aren’t as careful with your stuff as you are. Instead of leaving the whole process to the movers, rent a UTE so you can keep an eye on your stuff and how it’s handled. You can hire someone to drive the vehicle as well and extra people to load or unload.
3. You can’t find something
When you start unpacking, that’s the time you start panicking that you can’t find anything. There isn’t anything worse than not knowing where something is after you’ve moved. You don’t know if it’s gone, left behind, stolen or simply misplaced. To avoid this, pack a few boxes that will keep you through the first week of the move. This lets you rest and not have to root through all your boxes for something missing that you need now.
Keep in mind that you can’t avoid these completely. But with planning and vigilance, you’ll reduce the chances of these happening.