Even planned a few months in advance, something can go wrong and there’s no telling what can happen if you are moving ad hoc.
Here are some most common worst-case scenarios:
No moving trucks available
If you are in the middle of the last-minute moving rush and on top of that you are moving during the peak season, it is time for you to face the reality – probably you won’t be able to find an available truck. Summer is the busiest period of the year. Moving during the off-season (fall or winter) or at the beginning of the month may allow you to save some money, due to the discounts and to find a moving truck easily.
There are more items to move than expected
The very first thing to think about when planning the move is to decide what you would like to be transferred to your new home. Packing and transporting unused or unnecessary items to the new home will cost you time, money and energy. So, before you even start packing give away, sell or donate all unwanted items. Additionally, you certainly don’t want your new house overloaded with the possessions you haven’t been using for a while.
No parking space for the truck
If you are moving on your own, a parking space can be a real problem. Maybe you will have to contact community’s transportation department for further instructions or even buy a reservation ticket. Remember to do this a few days in advance.
Unexpected weather changes
Although you haven’t planned for the rain when you set the date of the move, a rainy day can really slow the whole process and cause unexpected delays. However, that’s not the worst thing that can happen. Not being packed according to current weather condition, your items can get seriously damaged. A rain can cause damage on your electronic appliances, wooden furniture,…so make sure to cover them with tarpaulins and plastic sheeting.
if possible, park the truck close to the entrance. Also, a slippery floor may be a problem while moving heavy boxes, so make sure to put down old towels, rugs, tarps,…In case you have hired professional assistance, stay in touch with your movers during the transport and be informed about possible delays or problems.
Your possessions are not insured
In case your possessions get damaged during the transport, report that to your movers immediately and check if the damaged items are insured. Some of the moving companies will validate your complaint only in case your possessions were properly, professionally packed.
What about additional charges?
If the load weighs more than previously estimated it will bring additional costs for you.
Before signing any contract, be informed about terms and conditions of the move and about the services that were included in the price you have agreed to.
Dealing with risky moving company can cause a lot of troubles for you. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dishonest movers that want to take advantage of you. Not being informed about your movers, you can easily become a victim of a fraud.
In cases like this it is worth paying more in order to ensure that the possessions are safely transported. Otherwise, your belongings may be captured or even disappear for good. So, choose wisely who you are entrusting your possessions to.
Surrounded by strangers on moving day, your pet can become very nervous and unfriendly. They can react badly and prevent your movers from doing their job.
A helper wasn’t able to show up
A friend or relative who agreed to help you with packing and moving is informing you that he can’t make it. Suddenly, due to the lack of helpers, the stress is constantly accumulating and you are becoming desperate.