Let’s start by saying something you may find a bit discouraging – there are plenty of things that can go wrong during your move, all of which will put a halt to your plans. That being said, a good plan of action what to do once there seems to be a problem can be imperative for the overall success of your relocation. And just because you’ve hired a great moving team doesn’t mean you won’t have to take any actions on the big day – the day of the move. After all, there are just so many things your professional Brooklyn movers can do without you getting involved in the process. How to fight the circumstances that delay the moving process? And what are they even? Let’s find out!
Misunderstandings are the number one thing that can delay the moving process
How many times in the past have you heard that good communication is imperative for any good relationship? Of course, it’s much more important to communicate with your friends and partner than with your movers but, if you want a quick move, you just have to do it. And this goes for both residential and commercial movers NYC – they can’t know what you expect, want, and need unless you say it.
Make sure you convey all the details of your move once you are scheduling the moving date. And just to be sure, go over the entire moving agenda a week before the moving date. That way, you’ll be able to deal with any misunderstandings and to solve them in a timely manner.
Speaking of movers, make sure you choose reputable ones
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a successful relocation with fraudulent movers, not to mention a quick one. These days, moving fraud has become everpresent, unpleasantly surprising people day in, day out. Luckily, every person can avoid hiring a fraudulent company simply by doing some research online. Read the comments of a company’s past clients on different forums and listen to what they are saying. A few bad comments here and there is no reason to get alarmed. But if a big portion of those comments portrays a company in a negative way, it’s best not to take any chances. That’s the only way to avoid delays on your moving day, as well as ensure a successful relocation.
Not having your finances straightened out will delay the moving process
Have you ever heard that relocations are expensive? That’s not just a horror story people tell you – it’s an undeniable truth. And you may be in a good financial situation at the moment, which could lull you into the feeling of false security. But, moving is a process that’s not only expensive but also unpredictable. That’s why you have to sit down and create a moving budget that will leave some room if something does go wrong. That means that you should factor in the cost of your NYC movers, the cost of the additional moving services you get, packing materials, and every other expense you have, plus a couple of hundred dollars for any unpredictable situations.
Do this and we can assure you that money won’t be an issue – at least not the issue that will delay your moving day. You won’t have to wreck your brains about finding someone to loan you some money for a storage unit you realized you need. You will have the money at hand, which will make the whole process as smooth as possible.
Overestimating your abilities
Are you one of those people who always do things at the very last minute and somehow always get away with it? While that may work during some other life events, moving is not one of them. In fact, being too confident and procrastinating is a sure way to delay the moving process. How early is it too early to start preparing for the move? There is no such thing! The preparations can begin as soon as you realize that you will be moving! Still, the golden rule is to start preparing two months in advance. That gives you just enough time to book reputable NYC movers, and take care of all those little tasks one move entails. Knowing what you know now, what are the tasks that require the most time and that usually cause moving day delays?
- Finding the right moving company is a process that people take lightly! However, it’s the process that actually takes a lot of time and research.
- Packing is something that seems so easy at first, yet it’s very complicated. To avoid dealing with it altogether, as well as to avoid moving day delays, think about paying for packing services NYC.
- Not renting a storage unit on time. During a move, and while you are packing, you are very likely to realize that the moving truck (or your new home) won’t fit all the belongings you have. And that’s when you should have an alternative solution in the form of a near-by unit.
The bottom line
The thing that makes moving so complicated is precisely the fact that it’s unpredictable. And something that’s unpredictable can’t be planned easily. However, there are a lot of things you can do to prevent some of the most common things that delay the moving process. Usually, all of them happen because we fail to pay attention at the crucial moment. If you want to have a successful move, and we assume you do, you can’t leave anything up to chance!