Moving Day Missteps in Tulsa

Moving Day HeadacheBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Top of the List? Not Properly Planning!

Yes, you read that right…planning. No household move will go well without it! As a professional moving company in Tulsa, we’ve got a vested interest in ensuring you’re your move is pulled off without issue. And if you have not hired a professional mover yet, then, in that instance, planning becomes absolutely mandatory! The more prepared you are up front for not only everything that should happen but also a few things that shouldn’t happen but could, the better your move will go. So, we are going to say it again…plan!

Missteps That Planning Can Help You Avoid
 
Trying to do too much yourself.
 

Be reasonable! Unless you’re Superman or Wonder Woman you can’t do everything. Ask friends and relatives for help. Let the kids pack whatthey call their own in their bedrooms. Divide the inventorying and packing of various rooms between yourself and your spouse. And engage a professional moving company in Tulsa to take care of the loading, shipping, and unloading – or whatever else you haven’t the time, the skill, or the inclination to tackle personally.

Waiting until the last minute to take care of everything.

Moving is accomplished in stages. By way of illustration, there are timelines for ending services (gas, electric, phone, and so on) at your former address and turning them on at your new address before you arrive. Special arrangements must be made and time must be taken to pack and haul large or high-end items. When the professional movers pull up in your drive, everything that’s got to go ought indeed be ready to go if the move is to keep on schedule. Holdups can cost you – and not only money. Rushing around at the last minute is a sure way to ensure that things get lost or left behind. Or damaged.

Failing to establish a Moving Day plan for the kids and pets.

Are the kids leaving with you or your spouse or staying with grandma until the move’s completed? Have plans been made to cover their school situation? Can you take Fido with you or would it be better to board him until you’ve arrived at your new home? You know these things must be considered. Don’t put off considering them!

Not notifying your moving company of changes in your schedule.

Has the start date of your new job in your new city changed in a way that could affect your move date? Can’t make the time initialy set aside for the home survey that governs your move estimate? Need to have the moving company in Tulsa arrive a little later than planned on Move Day? Okay, sometimes changes are unavoidable. They don’t have to be an obstacle, though … if you alert your moving company to them well enough in advance!

Not reading the paperwork from your mover thoroughly.

What? You didn’t catch that extra charge for the moving company’s packing services on page two of the contract? Or the cost of packing and hauling that mammoth grand piano of yours? Or that your moving insurance doesn’t truly cover the total valuation of your belongings? Of course, maybe none of those things were actually in the contract – and should have been. If you didn’t read it, how would you know? Certainly you’ve heard the old saw that you should never sign a contract you haven’t read. Heed it! Or you’ll certainly get a bill you weren’t banking on!

Follow the guidelines above, start planning early, and you could discover that your household move has all the adventure you hoped for – and none of the trauma you dreaded!

 

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