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Moving FAQs; How to Avoid Common Moving Mishaps

Moving is stressful and requires a great deal of preparation. While you may be prepared to pack up your belongings and change your contact details with service providers, you may have overlooked some issues that can create a mishap on your moving day. Fortunately, Moving You can not only connect you with professional movers but also allow you to benefit from our years of industry experience with answers to Moving FAQs.

Do I Need Special Boxes?

One of the most common moving FAQs relates to packing boxes. Many people assume that they can get away with using boxes from the grocery store. While this may be cheap, it is not necessarily the best option. If you are not using a packing service, you will need boxes that are sturdy and the right size. Heavier items need to be placed into smaller boxes to ensure that the weight is manageable, but you will need larger boxes for your larger and lighter items. You will also need bubble wrap, packing paper, and other materials. Remember that the more care you take with your packing, the less chance of accidental breakages.

Do I Need to Make Parking Provisions for the Movers?

You may think that movers have a special dispensation to park anywhere, but this is not the case. If you live in an area where parking is restricted, you are likely to find that your mover calls you to let you know they are on the road and ask where they should park, so you need to think in advance. You may need to obtain a parking pass or special permission for shared driveway or street parking. The last thing you need on moving day is for the truck to be unable to park near your home. If you are concerned about where the truck can park on moving day, discuss it with your moving team in advance.

Do I Need to Measure Up?

It may have been a few years since you brought your couch or larger items into your home, so it is a good idea to check the dimensions to ensure that it will fit through doorways. Professional movers have the experience and skills to usually get any item of furniture out of a home, but they may need advance notice if the access is restricted or your item is especially large and bulky. This will allow the team to bring the supplies they may need to tackle any issues.

What Should I do With My Children on Moving Day?

Moving day is not really a suitable venue for children and pets, so it is sensible to make provisions ahead of time. Ideally, your children and pets should be taken from the home and cared for elsewhere. However, if this is not possible, they should be in a safe area under the watchful eye of someone responsible and reliable. This will prevent movers from tripping over a toddler or pet.

If you have other moving FAQs, you should speak to the Moving You team. We can not only assess your requirements to pair you with a great moving team, but we can also advise you on a myriad of issues including moving costs.

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