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Risks you might encounter in moving

Whether you are moving by your own or having the assistance of movers, there are always some unexpected things that can happen. Of course, you don’t want to add more problems to the already stressful situation of moving to a new home. Here are some possible problems and how can you avoid the troubles they are about to bring you.

1. Encountering Wildlife in the “antique mountain”.

Once you are already going to move, it is obligatory to check if there are things that you might still want to bring in that big pile of stuff that you haven’t touched for almost a year. Chances are, there are already animals and insects that might be living in it. What you want to do is not to get as close to it at first. You can open the doors or windows if it is inside a room to enable air and sunlight get through, this can warn your friends that you are about to check on the area. Try to poke it with long objects first before touching anything to fend off any critter in it.

2. Breaking fragile objects

This is the real hassle in moving a house, making sure that the glassware or chinaware are in a secured and box. You don’t want to be opening those boxes with your plates or glasses in thousand pieces, do you? Packing your fragile ones in a box and filling it with styrofoam pellets will ensure that they can survive the trip. These pellets will absorb any impact in the box and make sure that the contents will not collide and break each other. If you can not find styrofoam pellets, you can also make use of your old newspapers. Wrap them up and you can also use them to fill the spaces around the box and between the objects inside.

3. choosing between injuring yourself or the furniture.

This is one of the most, if not, the most common problem in moving. Trying to rearrange and prepare your large furniture so that when move day arrives, you can easily bring them out and load them in the vehicle.  But sometimes, people forgot that some furniture, weigh more than two or more adults. Always remember to remove all the contents of cabinets or chests. If the furniture can be disassembled, remove as many parts that you can to lessen the weight. Glass parts or windows should also be wrapped with tape just in case it comes in contact with something sharp. And lastly, if the cargo is too large or too heavy to carry, just wait for the movers to come, and let them do their job to avoid problems.

4. Losing some stuff while on the trip

Sometimes it can’t be helped that some of our belongings disappear while on your way to your new home.  Poorly packaged boxes and when ropes break are some reasons why. Always make sure that you pack the most important things together and put them in the safest place in the vehicle. For boxes that are outside the vehicle, tie them securely and use a strong rope. Take breaks in your trip and check if the bind is still there.