Finding your dream home is an exhilarating experience and can lead to feelings of excitement and joy. Unfortunately, those feelings are often quickly followed by dread about the moving process. Moving is never fun but there are a few things you can do to avoid three of the most common moving disasters. Read all about them and then, if you need help buying or selling a home, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for help.
1. Working with Bad Movers
There are many ways in which a mover can create a disaster on moving day. They could be late, they could not show up, they could be careless with your belongings, or they could be inexperienced and not know how to properly pack and protect your things. The worst possible scenario is that they would be scammers and hold your belongings hostage until you paid additional money.
There is good news though: A little research can help you find respected movers in your area. Choose a company that is licensed and has experienced workers. You can also buy moving insurance so that you are covered if something does happen.
2. Issues with Traffic or Accidents
Traffic jams or accidents can slow down the movers. If they are forced to sit in traffic, you may be responsible for paying for that time, depending on whether you have a flat fee or an hourly fee. The truck itself could break down, which could result in yet another delay. Not only will a new vehicle have to be sent to replace it, but your belongings will need to be moved from one truck to another. Finally, you could end up with issues if there is nowhere for the truck to park.
While you cannot prevent traffic or the truck breaking down, you can work with an experienced moving company that knows how to deal with these and other issues. They will be more likely to have well-maintained trucks and informed drivers who know alternate routes around town. You can prevent the parking issue by reserving a place in front of both your new home and the home you are moving from.
3. A Lack of Organization
There is no way around it: A successful move requires organization. If you do not take time to organize you could end up dealing with packing chaos, items that won’t fit in the truck, furniture that doesn’t fit through doors, spending more than you expected, issues with paperwork, and even safety issues. Talk to your movers to find out what they recommend you do in advance of your moving.At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices we have years of experience working with clients moving to and from homes. We can also add a few additional moving tips when you work with us by calling (310) 373-0021.