Are you nervous about your upcoming long-distance move? One thing that you can do to ease your mind is to take proactive steps towards ensuring that your move is a streamlined as possible—even when faced with unexpected challenges!
Below are some of the most common problems that can arise during a long-distance relocation and what you can do to navigate these problems like a pro!
Delayed Delivery of Belongings
In most cases, your household belongings should arrive on time if you hire reliable residential movers. However, there are circumstances that could cause a delay, even when you team up with a great moving company.
Avoid the hassle of doing without your daily essential items by packing a bag that has everything you might need. This could include clothing, toiletries, basic cookware and utensils, and enough money for a brief stay at a hotel.
Sudden Spikes in Fuel Costs
There are many things that you can control when planning a long-distance move. Fuel costs is not one of them, and since moving vans consume a lot of fuel, even a small spike can increase your moving costs significantly. Although there is nothing you can do to avoid this, you can take it in stride a lot easier if you have wiggle room in your budget for unexpected costs such as these.
Lost or Damaged Items
It’s frustrating, to say the least, when some of your items become damaged or lost during the move. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to help prevent this from happening. It all comes down to proper packing materials and technique.
If you’re hiring professional movers, then you’re probably in good hands. Just in case, choose movers that offer full valuation coverage. If you’re opting for a DIY packing job, have the right tools for the job including quality moving boxes, plastic bubble wrap, packing paper, and dish pack boxes—then do some research on packing techniques!
Most in-transit emergencies can be avoided if your vehicle is in top shape before your trip, so the first thing that you should do is have your vehicle serviced ahead of time. It’s also important that you get a good night’s sleep before the move. Additionally, you can carry an emergency road kit in your car and subscribe to a roadside assistance service such as OnStar or Hum by Verizon.
Looking for Trusted Residential Movers?
This might go without saying, but one of the best ways to prevent difficulties during your move is to hire reliable long-distance movers! If you’re interested in a custom moving plan that suits your needs and budget, contact Allied Alaska today. We will be happy to discuss your relocation and offer a free, no-obligation estimate of moving costs.