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June 24, 2023

Avoid These Disasters When Moving This Summer

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

For most people, moving is simply not a good time. In truth, even the easiest of relocations may have a bit of tension.

However, if something goes terribly wrong on moving day, it is easy to feel as if your world is reaching an end. As opposed to having to endure this type of disaster, it's so much better to plan for many contingencies.

Below are some general moving day disasters, and the way it is possible to prevent them:

Your Furniture Doesn't Fit

When you finish driving for countless hours to Tulsa and Oklahoma City, you finally reach your new home... only to discover that you cannot push the couch through the door. That will be an enormous disappointment, and a huge cause of stress.

Solution: Check your big furniture pieces for all their proportions. Be sure to compare what you take note of with the measurements of your new home, plus your new residence's entryways.

Your Travel Arrangements Fall Through

If you hold off until the final instant to make travel arrangements (including hotel reservations for long distance moves, or plans for a pal or two that will help you transport your belongings) it's very possible that they will fall through, and you'll be left rushing.

Solution: Attempt to prepare your travel preparations a minimum of four weeks beforehand. Arrange alerts for yourself if you must.

Items are Ruined while in transit

It can be considered one of life's most disheartening encounters to finally get to your new residence, open up the moving truck's door... and find that lots of your loved belongings are decreased to broken parts spread throughout the boxes.

Solution: In most cases, inappropriate packing methods are the origin of problems incurred in transit. Employ suitable packing containers and cartons for each and every fragile thing that you are bringing. Make sure to use lots of bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or whatever else is required to secure and cushion your possessions during the move. Or, you could ask your professional mover in Tulsa and Oklahoma City for help packing items. The majority of moving companies will pack as much or as little as you'll need.

You Find Yourself Shelling out Much More than You Expected

Several days before the move, you discover that your bank account is likely to take a bigger hit than you initially assumed. The moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City is billing you a higher rate for their assistance.

Solution: A lot of moving companies do request higher rates for "last minute support." To obtain the best rates, don't put things off: book your move as far beforehand as is possible and always get a written quotation from the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City you pick.


You have heard it before, but it’s worth repeating…moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City often does not have to be nerve-racking and bring you to the fringe of a nervous breakdown. This isn't to say it's really a time of Zen in your life, although with a little preparing and then some backup planning, your move will be successful, and you should stay sane.

Below are some more important reminders that you need to keep in mind as you are planning for your move.

Hire A Reputable Moving Company Soon

The moment you are aware of your new address, commence finding moving companies. This is not the time to cheap out by using 1 or 2 lads along with a beat-up truck--splurge on a professional mover in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. They will supply the following, and you can cross these tasks from your checklist.

· Well-maintained equipment--moving trucks that go through routine maintenance (check-ups, tire rotation, brake assessments) and are completely road-worthy

· Professional workers which have learned how to wrap, load, place household furniture inside a moving truck, and reverse the system at your new house.

· An insured staff and equipment--if a mover gets hurt, the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City takes care of the medical costs

· Professional packing if you're just overwhelmed. Should you prefer a couple of specialty pieces packed or crated, they'll look after that for you, so you're able to be confident your valuable items will get there in one piece.

· Ask for a checklist of the things they are unable to legally move--chemicals, plants, and paint are on that list, among others. You don't want to discover at the last minute that your precious bonsai tree must remain behind.

· Count on an agreement with a written estimate.

· Be sure your mover has a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) license.

Hire the Crew, Too

All your chums say, of course, they'll help you load the moving truck. Which can be great--if you're moving a fairly short distance and so they will assist you to unload, as well. Also, if you're prepared to chance injury, scheduling conflicts, as well as other slight difficulties to your moving day.

Hiring professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City ensures a crew who shows up on time, understands what they're doing, will drive the moving van, and you're able to rely on to transport your items correctly. They will also unload all your stuff and set it in your new home--and that could be well worth the expense.

Move What You Cherish and Actually Use

The "if-you-haven't-worn-it-in-six-months-get-rid-of-it" principle truly applies when you are moving. Take into consideration that every carton you pack and move has got some price related to it, and that can add up quick when you are looking at many boxes. Eliminate old linens, kitchen gadgets, toys and games, pieces of furniture--everything that you do not use, do not like, or have no need for.

There's A Blizzard Coming--or a Cyclone

One thing even the most prepared among us cannot control is the weather. Watch the forecast and employ a Plan B in the event you happen to be trapped in lousy rain, snowfall, or wind. Coordinate with the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City a few days before hand if it seems risky to pack up and drive and reschedule if you have to. If you're moving a long distance, reserve hotel accommodations as you go along. Your real estate agent will understand if you cannot be out of the home on time; bad weather has an effect on everybody, so the new residents won't have the ability to get there either. Don't try to beat the storm--they normally win. Moving companies are not going to risk their crews or equipment in hazardous weather; the good news is that it usually passes in a day or two.

Put the Pets in Daycare

Your animals understand when you're troubled, add to that the disappearing belongings and they can truly get distressed. Board your domestic pets the day before the movers come and pick them up on your way out of town. Load up their beds, food, water, and playthings for the trip and make them your last duty.

Now buckle up, chill out, and enjoy a disaster-free trip to your new home. If you are thinking about a move soon, give Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa and Oklahoma City a call. We can help!


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