You have done everything you can to prepare for your move. You’ve got your checklists and color-coded sticky notes. Your friends are ready to help. You’ve called utility companies and even done a lot of donation work. You want a smooth transition when your move day arrives. Helloooooo new home!
Surprises can still happen and cause delays in your move. We’ve listed the most common problems that can occur so you can either avoid them or, at best, know how to handle them. You’ll get through it, don’t worry!
1. There is no time left
It seems that packing takes longer than everyone thinks. You have probably created a moving list that you can follow, but unexpected circumstances can cause delays or add tasks to your checklist.
Do your best to keep on or ahead of schedule to avoid a last-minute rush. Be realistic about the time required to complete each task. You may still be staring at Moving Day while surrounded by unpacked items. You might consider calling your mover to ask for their assistance with packing. Although it may cost more, you will be able to save yourself the hassle of having to reschedule the sutherland shire removals.
2. It won’t fit down the stairs, or out the door.
Is there a saying that says “measure twice…” Take twice… You should always measure twice. Sometimes, the laws of physics don’t work this way. There are a few options if your moving company tells you that your furniture is not going to fit and could cause damage.
Is the furniture possible to disassemble? This could include taking out the legs or couch feet. You might also be able to remove the hinges from the door so that the door can slide open.
3. Your DIY move is met with a lot of family and friends rejection
Hire a professional team to help you avoid family moving headaches. You won’t have to argue with them about everything, which is why it’s worth spending the extra money.
4. One or more of your belongings will not be transported by the movers
Many moving companies can’t move delicate items such as pianos, antique furniture, and wine collections. If you’re looking for moving quotes, make sure you ask about these special skills and equipment.
It’s a good idea, before you move day, to take a look at what items moving companies won’t transport. Make sure that you have all of these things ready. Power equipment and hazardous materials cannot be moved in a moving truck.
5. Bad weather
- If you’re moving during heavy rain, make sure to have enough materials on hand to cover your entryway with tarps or moving blankets. You can purchase a lot of large trash bags and plan to move the truck as close as possible to your home.
- Take care of your family and the moving crew if it is too hot. Make sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks to cool down in the shade. If your pets or children will be with you while you pack, make sure to clear one area where fans or air conditioning can be turned on to keep them cool.
- Snow is a completely different beast. Even if your move is not far from home, you might still be able to manage it. Your moving company might offer to delay your move if you are planning on a long-distance trip and the roads are not good. It’s safer to be safe than sorry.
6. The movers arrive late or never show up
It was something you thought only happened in movies, right? It is not true. There are many levels of unreliable movers. Some will let you know if something is causing delays and when they will be there, and then some disappear even though you have confirmed your move with them yesterday.
Hire vetted and reputable movers to avoid falling for unreliable ones. Compare rates from several companies. A company with a history of no-shows will quickly get some harsh reviews online.
If you are dealing with an unlucky no-show, here are some immediate steps to take:
- Contact them! You should have their phone number available for them on the day of your move. You may have confusion or a reason they aren’t there.
- Triage is necessary if the company does not respond to your calls after several attempts. You can still file a complaint.