There is no doubt that taking the time to properly plan your move is essential. From making an inventory of your possessions to carefully packing everything up securely, there are lots of ways you can help make the process as stress-free as possible.

As with everything in life though, sometimes problems can arrive on the day itself which you had not expected. If this does happen to you, the important point is to remain calm. By working with your removals company, you can find a way around most issues and ensure your move goes ahead as planned still.

Here are a few of the most common problems that can crop up on your moving day and how to deal with them:

Bad weather

As we all know, the weather can be unpredictable at times which can put a real spanner in the works on any given day, never mind something as important as moving day. It isn’t always traditional ‘bad’ weather that can cause problems though – all extremes can make moving difficult or dangerous. Very hot weather, for example, could risk your removal people getting heat-stroke or any temperature sensitive possessions becoming damaged. Very cold weather could lead to snow or ice which is naturally a health risk in terms of potential falls for all involved.

By far the best tip in this area is to be prepared! Keep a close eye on the weather forecast in the days up to your move and speak with your removals company if you are worried about any extreme weather. The best option could be to postpone to a more sensible time or you can put in place precautions if you do decide to go ahead.

Traffic chaos

Another issue that could crop up on the day of the move itself is heavy traffic. This will naturally delay the job and could end up costing you money in the long run. Examples of the issues you could face here are long traffic jams due to temporary road-works or a motorway crash that has affected the surrounding roads. Not only can this throw your plans into chaos but sitting in slow-moving traffic is no fun, whatever you are doing!

As with the weather, you should keep an eye on the traffic news up to the day of the move. This should give you pre-warning of any ongoing issues that could affect the route you will be taking. Of course, something like a crash that may happen as you are leaving is hard to plan for. It is, therefore, wise to have an alternative route planned out to use and avoid any traffic hot-spots if needed.

Bad removals company

One of the other major problems you could face on moving day is bad or rogue removals companies. Bad removals companies may be honest enough but lack the experience to complete the job to the expected standard. Rogue movers are even worse. They will take your deposit money but then never be seen again, leaving you out of pocket and with no-one to move your belongings. The best answer here is to thoroughly research the removals company you plan to use. Only choose one that has a superb reputation and you feel can be trusted.

Brycelands Removals and Storage have over 50 years’ experience as a removal company in Hertfordshire. We are a name you can trust as our many previous satisfied customers can confirm. Get in touch today and let us show you just what a professional and efficient removals company can do for you.