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June 25, 2021

The Dreaded Moving Delay

Moving DelayBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Should there be a single thing you're able to count on if you are moving, it is that you won't be able to count on anything. There are many moving parts (ba-dum) within the task, and so many players, that at some point something may go wrong. Many people planning on a move plan out the front end of the move to the umpteenth degree and believe that when the moving trucks head out of the driveway it's all great.

Many people are wrong. Even the best-planned moves with quite possibly the most dependable and reputable moving companies in El Paso can come to a speed bump and cause your household possessions to get to your new residence a couple of days after the targeted date.

What Causes Moving Hold-ups?

1) Weather

Zipping along the interstate inside of your vehicle is not truly exactly the same thing as lumbering along in a 53-foot truck. So, if the weather takes a turn, big rig drivers are the first to pull over and wait for circumstances to improve. This might lead to anything from thirty minutes in an utter downpour, to a couple days if an ice storm hits on the way. Getting the household to the new house intact is our objective, thus at times the elements slows this down.

2) Road along with Traffic Conditions

Summer months are high season for plenty of things--among them, road construction, travellers on the road, and traffic accidents. Freeways are most jampacked in July and August, thus a slight fender bender can back things up for a couple of miles. Transportation authorities plan work and maintenance in the drier times, thus review your route for construction hold-ups and arrange for something to turn up which slows down the moving vans--if they're backed up and hit a substantial town at rush hour, with many more hours to go, they might be required to halt for the evening. No one wants a worn out team maneuvering down the freeway--this is just not worth it for anybody.

3) Time of year

Summer is the most convenient occasion for many people to relocate. Moving companies in El Paso have finite resources--moving trucks as well as crews. This is a perfect storm for the move to be postponed on the front end--if your crew got trapped in poor traffic, weather conditions, or both on the job just before yours, they may not arrive at your house on the appointed day.

If the delay dominoes start to go down and affect your move, your move coordinator will inform you, whilst keeping you updated as they find out more regarding scheduling.

4) Logistical Circumstances

Getting the moving vans to your new house isn't always as simple as you might have thought. Should you be relocating to a major city with limited parking, that huge truck might possibly not have a location to fit for many hours, and your things need to be loaded onto smaller vehicles that will fit on the street. Conversely, when your new home is on an unpaved curvy mountain road, a big moving truck won't be able to get through safely. Finding new moving vans and reloading them can add time to the process.

How To Manage A Delay

To be on the safe side, take into account a delay on either end of your move. These are the basic actions you can take if it seems like your movers won't show up or deliver on schedule.

First, reprogram your views on "on time". Professional movers in El Paso advise you in advance that they will do their best to satisfy the focus on times, however there's a window--as outlined previously, scenarios change and there is absolutely nothing you can do when a weather event creates a twelve-car pile-up which leads to hitting the DC metro area at 4 pm.

· Let your realtor know there might be a delay in your departing

· Allow for a few days slack if you are cancelling your utility service--this isn't any time to not have access to water and Wi-Fi.

· If you're boarding a pet, let the pup palace know you'll need an extra day approximately.

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

Versatility is paramount to coping with every move, and if you're planning on what can go awry, you're way less inclined to have a meltdown when it does.


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The Mickelson Family
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