You doubtless have a lot on your mind when planning for your upcoming relocation. The last thing that you want to deal with is unexpected challenges that can threaten the safety, timeliness, and affordability of your move. Below are some common difficulties that can arise when moving, and more importantly, what you can do to avoid or lessen these troubles.

Damaged Belongings

Most of your belongings will be safe during the move without taking painstaking measures to keep them safe. Fragile, or highly valuable items like glass, ceramics, artwork, and electronics will need some extra TLC if you want them to remain unharmed—and of course, you do! Here are some steps that you can take to help prevent damaged or broken items:

  • Use dish packing boxes for glassware.
  • Wrap breakable items in packing paper and bubble roll.
  • When placing items into boxes, fill any gaps with packing paper or foam peanuts.
  • Choose professional residential movers that provide valuation coverage.

Delayed Delivery

It can be frustrating when your items do not arrive at your new home on time. There are several reasons why this could happen, including severe weather events, truck shortages, and more. There isn’t much that you can do to prevent this from happening, but you can be better prepared in the event of a delayed delivery:

  • Have several days’ worth of necessities with you during a long-distance move.
  • Keep several changes of clothing, toiletries, and basic cooking supplies with you.
  • If you have room in your budget, have some money set aside for a short hotel stay.

Unexpected Fuel Costs

The price of gasoline can vary from month to month, and a moving truck or van can consume a large amount of gasoline during a long-distance move. This can add hundreds of dollars to your moving costs unexpectedly. You can protect yourself from a sudden rise in your moving costs by getting a written estimate from a professional moving company. If you plan to move on your own, have a little wiggle room in your budget for fuel.

Sudden Emergencies

Medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere, including during your move. Have some basic first-aid supplies on hand, an emergency road kit for your vehicle, a battery-powered phone charger, and research roadside assistance programs that can come to your rescue if you experience car trouble.

Do You Want a Custom Moving Plan?

Some things are impossible to prevent when moving, but many difficulties can be avoided with help from the right long-distance movers. If you’d like to team up with moving experts that you can trust, contact A. Frisella Moving & Storage Services for a custom moving plan and free quote today!