June 25, 2012 by Ryan Franklin
Occasionally you will come across a transfer that involves large or unusual items that need to go along with the move. These items are difficult to deal with on shorter moves, and if the move is international it can seem almost impossible. No item should put the move in jeopardy, so use these tips if you’re stuck and can’t seem to find a solution.
Is replacing option?
Depending on the nature of the item, a replacement in the new location might be the easiest solution. Spend some time considering this option if you haven’t already gone over it with the transferee. Of course, if the item is particularly sentimental or important for another reason then it might be an easy decision. If not, then you can offer to help facilitate the sale of the old item and purchase of the new item once the move is complete. If you’re good then you might even be able to get everything set up and delivered before the move is complete.
Hire a specialist
There’s nothing worse than relying on the average mover to handle that sentimental item only to have it end in disaster. If you have to send the family’s antique grand piano halfway across the world, you want someone who has experience. You’d be surprised at how many movers specialize in odd or unusual loads. There are even some who only take certain specific types of difficult and risky moves. Those are the people you need to seek out, no matter how difficult it might seem. The internet makes this job much easier than it would have been in the past. Every minute you spend searching will be worth it in the end when you’ve made a happy transfer.
Keep calm and carry on
No amount of extra stress is going to make the process go any smoother. It might sneak up on you, but instead of letting the anxiety work its way into your day you should try to use the energy in a positive way. If you’re starting to get nervous, take it as a hint to call your mover to see how things are going. Then you can send a message to your transferee letting her know how things are going swimmingly. Everyone is happy that way, and you won’t have to worry about developing an ulcer over the move.
Explore alternatives and hire a specialist if you can’t get around moving a large or odd item during relocation. And, above all, keep calm during the process. You’ll be surprised at how smoothly things will go if you follow these simple tips.
Ryan Franklin from uShip is a moving expert and guest author. He helps people with everything they need, from finding the right yacht transport company to using the best moving strategies.