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September 06, 2019

Managing the Dreaded Moving Delay in Austin

Moving to a new houseBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If there's one thing you're able to count on when you are moving, it's that you can't depend on anything. There are numerous moving parts (ba-dum) to the task, and so many players, that at some point something may go wrong. Many people anticipating a move plan out the front end of the move to the nth degree and believe that after the moving vans roll out of the driveway it is all fine.

Most people are wrong. Even the best-planned moves with quite possibly the most dependable and reputable moving companies in Austin might come to a speed bump and cause your household possessions to get to your new residence several days past the planned date.

What's Causing Moving Setbacks?

Weather conditions

Zipping down the highway inside of your car is not quite the same as lumbering along in a 53-foot truck. During the ideal surroundings, trucks go a little slower than other traffic. Therefore, in the event the weather takes a turn, our drivers are the first to pull over and await factors to get better. This might result in anything from half an hour in an utter downpour, to a few days if an ice storm hits en route. Getting your household to your new home unharmed is the target, thus at times the weather conditions slows this down.

Street as well as Traffic Conditions

Summertime is peak season for plenty of things--amid them, road construction, vacationers on the move, and traffic mishaps. Streets are usually most jampacked in July and August, therefore a minor fender bender might back things up for a few miles. Transportation administrators schedule work and maintenance in the warmer times, so evaluate your route for construction delays and plan for something to appear which slows down the trucks--if they are backed up and come to a large city at rush hour, with several more hours to go, they may be required to halt for the evening. Nobody would like a tired team maneuvering over the freeway--it is not worthwhile for anybody.


Summer is the most easy time for most people to relocate. Moving companies in Austin have limited resources--moving vans as well as crews. That's a perfect storm for your move to be postponed on the front end--if your personnel got stuck in undesirable traffic, weather, or each on the job ahead of yours, they could not arrive at your residence on the scheduled day.

In the event the delay dominoes begin to fall and impact your move, your move coordinator will advise you, and keep you up-to-date as they know more about scheduling.

Logistical Surprises

Getting the trucks to your new house isn't necessarily as easy as you'd imagined. Should you be moving to a major city with minimal parking, that enormous truck may not have a place to park for many hours, and your things must be loaded onto smaller trucks that can fit on the street. On the same note, if your new house is on an dirt curvy mountain road, a big moving truck won't be able to get through safely. Obtaining new moving vans and reloading them will 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 in the event it appears like your movers will not show up or deliver on time.

First, alter your opinions on "on time". Professional movers in Austin advise you in advance that they're going to do their utmost to satisfy the target dates, yet there is a window--as detailed above, scenarios change and there's absolutely nothing that you can do if a storm results in a twelve-car pile-up leading to showing up in the DC metro area at 4 pm. Hence, "on time" is really a rather fluid concept in the moving world.

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

· Allow for a few days flexibility when you're eliminating your utility service--this isn't any time to not have water and Wi-Fi.

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

· Reserve places to stay in your new location if you get there first or take sleeping bags and camp out.

Adaptability is the vital thing to managing every move, and if you're ready for what can go awry, you're way less inclined to have a crisis in the event it does.


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