Moving Tips

September 2017

Last Minute Moving Mishaps

Many people underestimate the important of moving properly. Many of us think it’s going to be a disaster no matter what, so thorough planning is not necessary. But that’s a flawed way of thinking and it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Yet we know you are probably not convinced yet. Don’t worry, today we have a story to shed light on what can go wrong when you try to tackle everything last minute. Let’s get going!

Getting Scammed

In the past I’ve never had to move by myself. This one time (my first actually) when I had to do it, I didn’t think it was all that difficult. Did I plan? Heck, no. I figured I could wing everything.

I knew you hire movers when you need to move. The thing I didn’t know is you should book them way in advance. So I called a few places recommended to me by friends, but all of them were fully booked for my date.

Luckily (or not), I found a moving company on my own. And they weren’t fully booked. So I booked them for the date and thought everything was done.

When the day of the move came, it all started well. Several guys came in my house, I had already packed the majority of items, having left only big stuff unpacked or unwrapped.

They took everything and loaded it on the truck. I was worried about the unwrapped furniture, but they said not to worry about it. Boy, was I wrong to do hire them!

When they arrived at my new place, they unloaded everything, but made sure I couldn’t see the process. There was a guy who tried to hold my attention with pointless stuff, like small talk and all that. And I fell for it, really.

When they were done and gone, I started unpacking. To my dismay I found broken items, scuffed boxes – it was a disaster. Not only that, but my leather sofa had a tear in it. How did it happen I still can’t figure out.

Naturally, I called the company and demanded a refund and pay for the damages. They told me that I haven’t purchased insurance and I haven’t inspected the items then and there with people as witnesses. So I really had no claim.

Now I do research on every company I decide to book. I make sure I ask for insurance and always inspect things as they get delivered. I haven’t had a problem ever since, but I don’t risk it.

From experience I have also learned to get a plastic box rental service, for all my box needs, since cardboard can get easily damaged and cost me quite a lot more in damages.

Let your readers know they should always be careful and shouldn’t wait for the last minute to book a moving company. Chances are, if it’s not fully booked, it’s not that good. Even if that’s not the case, don’t risk it.

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