Getting ready for a move takes a lot of planning to make sure the move goes smoothly. One thing you have to always be aware of though is planning for the unexpected. From damages to costs, there are different things that you can unexpectedly run into. Fortunately, the long-time residential movers at Merit Moving Systems will provide some tips to help you plan for the unexpected during your move. 

Unexpected Delays

From strong storms to shortages, unexpected delays are an unfortunate part of life that you have to consider when planning your move. These delays can mean your items might not arrive on time, which means you might be out of a few essentials for the time being. To make sure that you are prepared for any unexpected delay, there are a number of things you can do. These things include:

  • Packing Many Essentials (Toiletries, Food, etc.)
  • Bring Multiple Clothing Items
  • Emergency Funding

Unexpected Damages

Packing and transporting your items properly is very important to make sure your items are in good condition when they arrive at your destination. The last thing you want to happen is for delicate and fragile items to arrive only to find that they are damaged. To minimize the risk of damaged items, make sure you use the recommended packing materials and methods, such as specialty boxes and bubble roll, when packing your items. An experienced moving company will be able to pack even your most fragile items properly to minimize any potential damage and they may also provide valuation coverage protection. 

Unexpected Fuel Costs

Any type of unexpected cost can be an inconvenience, but one that you have to be prepared for are any unexpected fuel costs. A month out before your move, gas prices might be reasonable, but the month of your move, those gas prices can rise which can add more costly expenses to your move. To prepare for these costs, make sure you have some money set aside to cover any of these unexpected costs. Alternatively, you can also get a quote from a moving company to see how much the move will cost. 

Unexpected Emergencies

If you are moving a long distance, then you have to prepare for any unexpected emergencies. From your vehicle’s battery dying to a flat tire, you need to be as prepared as possible to deal with any emergency on the road. Before the move, make sure you:

  • Get Your Vehicle Inspected
  • Have An Emergency Road Kit
  • Download Maps Before The Move
  • Get Emergency Assistance Service

Dealing with a vehicle emergency alone can seem daunting but preparing with these tips beforehand can alleviate any concerns you may have. If you don’t want to be hauling your items yourself during a long-distance move, then consider hiring your local long-distance movers to help you!

Get Set For A Successful Move

With these tips, you can be better prepared for the unexpected during your move. The unexpected can happen at any time, so make sure you minimize any risk before you move. Hopefully, your move will go on without any issues!