The Dreaded Moving Delay

Moving DelayBy Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation 

Should there be something you can count on if you are moving, it's that you won't be able to rely on anything. There are so many moving parts (ba-dum) in the process, and so many players, that sooner or later something is going to go amiss. A lot of people anticipating a move plan out the front end of the move to the umpteenth degree and believe that after the moving vans drive out of the driveway it's all good.

Some people are wrong. Even the best-planned moves with possibly the most dependable and reputable moving companies in Tulsa can hit a unexpected hurdle and cause your household goods to get to your new residence a couple of days beyond the target time.

What Causes Moving Setbacks?

1) Weather conditions

Zipping on the interstate in the vehicle isn't truly exactly the same thing as lumbering along in a 53-foot truck. So, when the weather takes a turn, our drivers are the first to pull over and wait for conditions to get better. This might result in anything from 30 minutes in a driving rain storm, to a couple days if an ice storm hits along the way. Delivering your household to your new home undamaged is our objective, so at times the weather slows this down.

2) Road and Traffic Conditions

Summer months are high season for lots of things--amid them, road construction, vacationers on the road, and traffic mishaps. Freeways are usually most congested in July and August, thus a small fender bender might back things up for a couple of miles. Transportation administrators plan work and maintenance during the hotter months, therefore review your path for construction delays and arrange for something to show up which slows the trucks--if they're backed up and arrive at a sizable town at rush hour, with many more hours to go, they might need to cease for the night. Nobody wants a tired team moving over the interstate--this is not advisable for anyone.

3) Season

Summertime is the most practical time for many people to transfer. Moving companies in Tulsa have finite resources--moving trucks as well as teams. This is a perfect storm for your move to be slowed on the front end--if your team got caught in poor traffic, weather conditions, or each on the job ahead of yours, they might not reach your residence on the scheduled day.

When the delay dominoes commence to fall and impact your move, your move coordinator will let you know, whilst keeping you up-to-date as they know more about scheduling.

4) Logistical Surprises

Getting the moving trucks to your new doorstep isn't always as easy as you'd probably imagined. In case you are moving to a metropolitan area with restricted parking, that monster van may not have a place to park for several hours, and your things must be loaded onto smaller trucks that will fit on the street. Conversely, if your new home is on an gravel curvy mountain route, a sizable truck won't be able to get through safely. Obtaining new moving trucks and reloading them may add time to the process.

The Best Way To Deal with A Delay

To be on the safe side, consider a delay on either end of your move. These represent the steps you can take if it seems like your movers are not going to show up or deliver on schedule.

To start with, change your thoughts on "on time". Professional movers in Tulsa alert you in advance that they'll do their finest to fulfill the planned schedules, yet there is a window--as discussed above, scenarios change and there is nothing at all that can be done if a storm results in a twelve-car pile-up leading to showing up in the DC metro area at 4 pm.

· Let your real estate agent know there could be a delay in your leaving

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

· If you will be boarding a family pet, let the pup palace know you'll need an additional day or possibly even longer.

· Book places to stay in your new town if you get there first or carry sleeping bags and camp out.

Flexibility is the key to coping with every move, so if you are planning on what can not work out, you are way less likely to have a meltdown whenever it does.


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