Colossal Moving Disasters to Avoid with Pro Movers

Dec 15, 2022 | Moving Mistakes

When you have an upcoming move, there’s a lot to take into consideration.

Many people assume that a local move doesn’t require much planning, when it’s often just as involved as a long-distance move. If you’ve hired a moving company in Dallas to help you, this can streamline the entire process.

However, it can also create some epic disasters if you haven’t chosen white glove moving services that are reputable and reliable. Let’s take a look at some of the top moving disasters to avoid with professional movers so your move is stress-free.

Avoid a Scam

You might be wondering if it’s possible for a moving company to scam you. After all, don’t they have to show up on the day of your move?

Unfortunately, there are moving scams everywhere, including Craig’s List and Groupon.

For starters, a moving company could ask for a deposit and never show up to move your items. Or, they might not have the right licensing and insurance, meaning that your items aren’t protected during the move.

You can avoid a moving catastrophe by doing plenty of research to ensure that you’re hiring white glove moving services on your big day. Ask around to see what companies people had a positive experience with and what companies you should avoid.

Make Sure Your House is Ready

When your professional movers show up at the door to your new home, the house should be ready for your arrival.

You don’t want to have wet paint that could be easily damaged by the movers coming in and out. If fences or doors should be accessed but are locked, this is going to slow things down. Dirty floors could get dirt and debris tracked all over your new house.

A reputable moving company in Dallas should bring along floor coverings to protect surfaces, but you can also have some on hand yourself.

Movers That Don’t Have the Right Equipment

There’s nothing like hiring movers with a Groupon, and they show up with a single, open flatbed trailer attached to a pick-up truck. Yes! This has happened!

A reliable moving team should drive up with a branded truck, and bring with them transport belts and dollies to say the least. 

This will keep the move flowing through the day and protect your movers from injury. Moving large boxes and heavy items can be difficult if you’ve hired inexperienced movers without the right equipment.

Don’t Rely on Your Friends

It’s tempting to try and save money by having a professional moving company relocate your items during a long-distance move and then have your friends and family waiting to help you unpack.  Unless your friends and family ARE professional movers, please don’t recruit them for your move!

One of our customers shared a horror story with us. She had her friends agree to pitch in for her move, and they showed up hung over.  One spilled coffee on the carpet as they were moving out! As a result, our customer did not get her security deposit back from her apartment rental when she moved into her first single family home.

Even if you have the most reliable friends and fam in the entire world,  something could get in the way of them helping, and you’re stuck trying to figure out how to do everything yourself. Hire a company that will take care of everything for you.

Avoid a Mover That Refuses Transport on Certain Items

A moving company may try to avoid moving certain items, so you’ll want to be aware of what’s prohibited ahead of time.  You can read more about Element’s unacceptable items (your pets, your house plants, etc.) in our downloadable eBook, Ultimate Guide to Residential Moves.

Items like art collections, wine collections, antique furniture, and guns are not always allowed.

You don’t want to argue over what can be moved, and you should know what should be included in your moving agreement. Always ask about prohibited items before the day of your move.

Avoid Moving Disasters

If you’re looking for a white glove moving company that is based out of Dallas, Texas, reach out to our staff here at Element Moving & Storage. We can help you with a local or long-distance move, ensuring that all of your belongings and valuable items are safely relocated to your new home. We’re confident you’ll be happy with a job well done.

Contact us today to get your move on our schedule.