Unexpected delays can derail your moving schedule, and knowing the causes of such delays can help you plan for them and keep your schedule on track.
1. Bad Weather
The most common cause is also the one that can’t be prevented. While it takes more than just a bit of rain to deter home movers, certain weather conditions can make moving hazardous for movers, block access roads or even cause damage to your property. The easiest way to get around weather-related delays is to plan the move during milder seasons. However, if you must move at a specific time or on short notice, keep an eye on the weather forecasts, and coordinate with your movers.
2. Slow Traffic
Expect slow traffic if your moving route happens to be passing through urban areas. Most map and route-planning apps have real-time alerts on road closures and areas with slow traffic, which can help you plan ahead as well as change routes at the last minute if needed. Talk to your movers if moving outside rush hours or away from crowd events are an option.
3. Equipment Breakdown
Vehicles or equipment can break down when you least expect it. This is why it’s important to work with a moving company that has the experience and foresight to make sure that their equipment is in their best shape. We at Tiger Moving & Storage conduct regular maintenance on our vehicles and equipment to reduce the risks of equipment failure.
4. Long Packing Times
People tend to underestimate the time needed for packing, and it’s not unusual for movers to find clients packing at the last minute, even as the moving trucks are pulling up at the driveway. Fortunately, packing times can be managed by having an early start – doing it days, or even weeks, ahead can save you the hassle of packing at the last minute. As soon as you’ve confirmed a moving-out date, buy packing supplies, and start packing non-essential items. Most moving companies offer packing services, including providing packing supplies, at cost.
Tiger Moving & Storage is one of the most trusted home movers serving customers in New Jersey and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (888) 227-6642, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.