The Dreaded Moving Delay

Moving DelayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Should there be a single thing you can have confidence in when you're moving, it's that you cannot count on anything. There are many moving parts (ba-dum) to the procedure, and so many players, that sooner or later something may go amiss. Most people planning on a move plan out the front end of the move to the nth degree and assume that after the moving vans drive out of the driveway everything is great.

Many people are wrong. Even the best-planned moves with possibly the most dependable and reputable moving companies in Little Rock can arrive at a unexpected hurdle and cause your household goods to get to your new house a few days beyond the planned time.

What's Causing Moving Delays?

1) Weather

Zipping on the highway inside of your car isn't quite the same thing as lumbering along in a 53-foot truck. Thus, when the weather takes a turn, truck drivers are the first to pull over and wait for conditions to improve. This could lead to anything from half an hour in a driving rain storm, to a few days if an ice storm hits along the way. Delivering your household to your new home undamaged is our goal, so sometimes the weather slows this down.

2) Street along with Traffic Conditions

Summer is high season for lots of things--among them, road construction, vacationers on the highway, and traffic mishaps. Streets are most congested in July and August, thus a slight fender bender can back things up for several miles. Transportation authorities schedule work and fixes during the hotter months, consequently review your course for construction delays and arrange for something to turn up which slows your moving vans--if they're backed up and come to a large town at rush hour, with many more hours to go, they may have to stop for the night. No one wants a tired crew moving over the highway--it is simply not advisable for anybody.

3) Time of year

Summer is the most convenient occasion for most people to move. Moving companies in Little Rock have limited resources--moving trucks and workers. This is a perfect storm for the move to be postponed on the front end--if the personnel got trapped in poor traffic, weather, or each on the job prior to yours, they could not get to your house on the planned day.

When the delay dominoes begin to go down and impact your move, your move coordinator will inform you, and keep you up-to-date as they learn more concerning scheduling.

4) Logistical Surprises

Getting the moving trucks to your new front door isn't necessarily as basic as you might have assumed. Should you be relocating to an urban area with minimal parking, that enormous van may not have a place to fit for many hours, and your belongings must be packed onto smaller vehicles which will fit on the street. On the same note, if your new residence is on an unpaved curvy mountain route, a big moving van can't get through safely. Getting new moving vans and reloading them can add time to the process.

How To Handle A Delay

To be on the safe side, take into account a delay on either end of your move. These represent the actions you can take when it looks like your movers will not get there or deliver on time.

First, reprogram your thoughts on "on time". Professional movers in Little Rock let you know beforehand that they'll do their finest to satisfy the planned dates, however there is a window--as outlined above, scenarios change and there's nothing at all that can be done when a weather event results in a twelve-car pile-up which leads to showing up in the DC metro area at 5 pm.

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

· Allow for a couple of days flexibility when you are eliminating your utility service--this isn't any time to not have water and Wi-Fi.

· If you happen to be boarding a dog or cat, let the pup palace know you will need an additional day approximately.

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

Versatility is the vital thing to handling every move, and if you're planning on what can go wrong, you're way less inclined to have a predicament when it does.


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