2 Common Moving Challenges and How to Work Through Them

Even in the most normal circumstances, moving can be taxing and stressful. Having a moving company to help with the move can significantly reduce how much you have to do, allowing you to focus on dealing with more challenging situations. Below are two such examples, and how you can execute them without a hitch.

1. Moving in wet weather

Rainy days are not only bland, they make moving and removal a lot harder. Packaging boxes can be damaged, the risk of slipping or falling is increased, and your valuable items may be ruined by the water. Ideally, moving should be planned for the dry season, but unanticipated circumstances can make it impossible to postpone or reschedule your move.

Since weather forecasts aren't completely accurate, plan your rainy season move and bear in mind that it might rain. Ensure that everyone in the family has a raincoat and proper footwear in case of rain. You will benefit from the experience of a professional, especially since they can work much faster and ensure your valuables are safe in perilous circumstances. Less time spent in transit reduces chances of your valuables sustaining water damage.

Arm yourself with lots of sealing tape to cover boxes in corners and openings to reduce chances of falling apart during transportation into and out of the vehicle. You should also have lots of empty plastic bags that can cover unboxed items like your sofa. On arrival, begin by unpacking the wettest boxes, even if you won't store them immediately. Leaving them sealed creates prime ground for growth of mould and mildew that will damage your property.

2. Moving with pets

House pets require special care when planning your move. Before moving, ensure that the pet is clearly identifiable in case they get lost in the bustle of moving. You can assign one family member to take care of them, especially one who isn't active in moving activities. Ensure their food is kept at hand – you don't want a hungry pet whose food is sealed up in some box you don't remember. You can also schedule a visit to the vet, particularly for longer moves like inter-city or inter-state moves.

If you're stopping on the way, ensure that your motel/stopover point allows you to have pets. During the move, place the pet in their moving cage or closed room so they are not hurt accidentally in the activity. Also, place the pet in the vehicle you'll be travelling in, rather than your moving van to avoid tantrums and trouble because the pet is stuck with strangers. Allow the pet time to adjust to your new house slowly, closely monitoring it in the interim. If you notice anything unusual or you have a sickly pet, another visit to the vet after the move may be necessary.

For more information, talk to a removalist.