The Dreaded Moving Delay

Moving DelayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If there's one thing you're able to count on when you are moving, it is that you won't be able to count on anything. There are so many moving parts (ba-dum) to the task, and so many players, that eventually something may go amiss. Many people ready for a move plan out the front end of the move to the umpteenth degree and assume that when the moving vans drive out of the driveway it is all good.
 

Some people are wrong. Even the best-planned moves with the most dependable and reputable moving companies in Houston could come to a unexpected hurdle and cause your household possessions to get to your new residence a few days after the planned date.

What Can Cause Moving Delays?

1) Weather conditions

Zipping on the freeway in the car isn't quite the same as lumbering along in a 53-foot truck. Thus, in the event the weather takes a turn, truck drivers are the first to pull over and wait a little for conditions to improve. This could mean anything from half an hour in an utter downpour, to several days if an ice storm strikes on the way. Getting the household to your new home undamaged is the goal, so occasionally the weather conditions slows this down.

2) Road and Traffic Conditions

Summertime is peak season for lots of things--among them, road construction, vacationers on the highway, and traffic mishaps. Highways are most jampacked in July and August, therefore a minor fender bender might back things up for several miles. Transportation authorities schedule work and maintenance in the drier months, therefore evaluate your path for construction delays and plan for something to appear which slows down the moving trucks--if they're backed up and arrive at a substantial town at rush hour, with several more hours to go, they could have to halt for the night. Nobody would like a worn out crew maneuvering over the highway--it's not advisable for anyone.

3) Time of year

The summer time is the most convenient occasion for many people to relocate. Moving companies in Houston have finite resources--trucks along with workers. That's a perfect storm for the move to be delayed in the front end--if your crew got stuck in terrible traffic, weather conditions, or each on the job ahead of yours, they may not get to your home on the scheduled day.

In the event the delay dominoes start to go down and influence your move, your move coordinator will inform you, while keeping you updated as they learn more about scheduling.

4) Logistical Circumstances

Getting the moving trucks to your new front door is not always as simple as you'd probably thought. Should you be relocating to a metropolitan area with limited parking, that monster van might possibly not have a spot to fit for a number of hours, and your possessions must be loaded onto smaller vehicles which will fit on the street. On the same note, in the event that your new home is on an unpaved curvy mountain road, a big moving truck cannot traverse safely. Obtaining new moving trucks and reloading them will add time to the process.

How To Deal with A Delay

To be on the safe side, plan for a delay on either end of your move. These represent the actions you can take in the event it seems like your movers won't get there or deliver when they're due.

To start with, reprogram your thoughts on "on time". Professional movers in Houston let you know in advance that they will do their finest to satisfy the planned schedules, yet there is a window--as discussed previously, circumstances change and there is practically nothing that can be done when a weather event results in a twelve-car pile-up leading to showing up in the DC metro area at 4 pm.

· Let your realtor know there could be a delay in your departing

· Allow for a couple days slack if you are cutting your utility service--this is not any time to not have access to water and Wi-Fi.

· If you're boarding a dog or cat, let the pup palace know you will need an additional day or possibly even longer.

· Book hotels in your new town if you get there first or carry sleeping bags and camp out.

Adaptability is the vital thing to coping with every move, so if you're planning on what can not work out, you're way less likely to have a meltdown when it does.

 

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