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September 06, 2019

Managing the Dreaded Moving Delay in Tulsa

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

Should there be one thing you're able to have confidence in when you are moving, it's that you cannot rely on anything. There are many moving parts (ba-dum) to the process, and so many players, that sooner or later something will go amiss. Many people planning on a move game out the front end of the move to the umpteenth degree and think that once the trucks drive out of the driveway everything is great.

Some people are wrong. Even the best-planned moves with the most trustworthy and reputable moving companies in Tulsa could hit a snafu and cause your household goods to get to your new home several days after the target time.

What Can Cause Moving Delays?

Weather conditions

Zipping down the highway in your car is not truly exactly the same thing as lumbering along in a semi truck. During the perfect surroundings, drivers move a little slower than other traffic. Thus, in the event the weather takes a turn, our drivers are the first to pull over and wait a little for conditions to get better. This might result in anything from thirty minutes in a driving downpour, to a couple days if an ice storm strikes on the way. Delivering your household to your new house undamaged is our goal, thus occasionally the elements slows this down.

Street as well as Traffic Conditions

Summertime is peak season for many things--amid them, road construction, travellers on the move, and traffic mishaps. Freeways tend to be 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 in the drier months, consequently review your course for construction setbacks and plan for something to appear which slows your moving vans--if they are backed up and come to a large city at rush hour, with a number of more hours to go, they might be required to cease for the night. Nobody would like a tired team moving over the freeway--it's not worth it for anyone.


Summer is by far the most convenient occasion for most people to relocate. Moving companies in Tulsa have limited resources--moving vans along with workers. This is a perfect storm for the move to be slowed on the front end--if the personnel got stuck in poor traffic, weather conditions, or each on the job prior to yours, they could not arrive at your residence on the planned day.

If the delay dominoes start to fall and impact your move, your move coordinator will inform you, whilst keeping you up-to-date as they find out more about scheduling.

Logistical Situations

Getting the moving trucks to your new doorstep isn't always as simple as you'd probably assumed. Should you be moving to a metropolitan area with minimal parking, that enormous truck might not have a place to park for many hours, and your possessions must be packed onto smaller vehicles that can fit on the street. Further, when your new house is on an unpaved curvy mountain path, a sizable truck can't get through safely. Getting new moving vans and reloading them can add time to the process.

How To Handle A Delay

To be on the safe side, consider a delay on either end of your move. These are the basic things you can do in the event it looks like your movers are not going to get there or deliver on schedule.

To start with, alter your thoughts on "on time". Professional movers in Tulsa let you know up front that they're going to do their best to meet the focus on times, yet there is a window--as outlined above, circumstances change and there's practically nothing that you can do when a weather event creates a twelve-car pile-up that leads to hitting the DC metro area at 5 pm. Therefore, "on time" is really a fairly fluid idea in the moving arena.

· Let your real estate professional know there may be a delay in your leaving

· Allow for a couple days slack if you are cancelling your utility service--this is not any time to not have water and Wi-Fi.

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

· Arrange accommodations in your new city if you get there first or carry sleeping bags and camp out.

Versatility is the vital thing to managing any move, so if you're anticipating what can not work out, you're way less inclined to have a crisis in the event it does.


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