People have had different experiences with moving companies in Kelowna. Some are nice and some are unpleasant. But there are a few common problems that occur frequently with large item moving for both residential and commercial clients. If you are planning to move soon, here are some of the mistakes you should avoid.
1. Not Doing Enough Research
Do a diligent check on prospective moving companies in Kelowna before you accept to sign their moving contract. Most of the reliable companies that offer large item moving services will not hand you an estimate on the phone or mail without making a visit to your place to take inventory of all the items you want to move. This will allow them to make an accurate estimate of the weight of all the items you will be moving. Avoid companies that attempt to do a quick walk through. After the estimate has been completed, you must not agree to make a large upfront deposit. Ensure that the company has a good reputation and where possible ask for references.
2. Using the Cheapest Supplies for Packing
It is very important to support the use of recycled and green supplies, but going for weak and worn out boxes from the local supermarket will not help your move to be successful. These boxes will not be able to withstand the strain and jolting that occurs during shifting and tossing on a very long distance trip. It is always better to buy entirely new boxes that have been specially designed for large item moving. Also, you should use moving blankets, bubble wrap and other supplies that will help you to keep breakable items secure till you arrive at your destination.
3. Not Securing Your Boxes
To keep boxes and other items secure in transit, you should buy ratchet straps, ropes, and shrink-wrap to hold them together. This will keep them from sliding or shifting inside the truck. All loads must also be well-secured to the moving truck to minimize damage to your belongings. Pay special attention to all tall cabinets or any other thing that can tip over. Also, avoid building very tall stacks that can tip over if the truck should stop suddenly.
4. Disregarding the Weather
Prepare yourself for various kinds of weather, especially if you are moving in summer. To protect your items from precipitation and rain, use a tarp or plastic sheets to cover your boxes. Remember that not all moving days will turn out to be bright and sunny. If you experience a heavy rain, you must be ready to protect every single item you are transporting.
5. Improper and Insufficient Labeling
If you want to enjoy orderly, smooth and hassle-free unloading of your boxes when you arrive at your destination, you must take time to label them well. If possible, buy boxes that have label strips and colour codes. You may also ask your kids to help you put a certain colour on all the boxes from a particular room. It is also advisable to pack items you will use for the next 4 to 7 days into boxes with special labels. These items should contain items like clothing, bedding, curtains, and kitchen utensils.
Those are some frequently committed errors that people are likely to make while working with moving companies in Kelowna, and some tips on how to avoid them. Taking a little more time to prepare can easily make your move organized and successful.