Unexpected Issues That Could Pop Up During Your Move

Moving is a stressful process. Even people who plan meticulously face a few issues during the process. From filling out paperwork to ensuring all your belongings are packed and organized, you must keep track of several things until the move is complete.

So here are some things you need to watch out for.

Inconvenient Weather

There’s always the potential for bad weather during the move. If you’re moving in the summer, you could be dealing with heat waves and thunderstorms. In the winter, you could be dealing with snow and ice. Either way, bad weather can make your move much more difficult. For example, if you’re dealing with heavy rain, you’ll need to be extra careful with your belongings to keep them from getting wet.

And if you’re dealing with snow or ice, you’ll need to be careful of your footing to avoid slips and falls. Inconvenient weather can make your move more challenging, but if you’re prepared for it, you can still get through it.

Missing & Damaged Items

During a move, it’s not uncommon for things to go missing or get damaged. Sometimes, items can get lost in the shuffle and end up in the wrong box. Other times, they may get damaged in transit. You could easily scratch or dent your furniture if you’re not careful. And if you’re using fragile items like dishes or glassware, you could easily break them.

Hence, it’s essential to be as organized as possible. Make sure to label all your boxes and keep track of what’s inside each one. When packing fragile items, wrap them securely to prevent any damage. And during the move, keep an eye on your belongings to ensure nothing gets lost or broken.

Traffic on the Way

You could end up dealing with heavy traffic on moving day. Traffic can cause delays and make it difficult to get to your destination on time. If possible, try to avoid moving during peak times or plan your route ahead of time.


It’s easy to injure yourself while moving heavy objects if you’re not careful. You can strain your back or your arms even if you’re just lifting boxes. Hence, it’s essential to be extra careful if you’re moving large furniture pieces like couches or beds to avoid accidents and injuries.

Issues With the New Accommodation

You may have to deal with issues related to your new house during the moving process. For instance, the place may not be as clean as you’d like it to be. Similarly, unpacking your things and organizing the house may take much longer than expected.

Moving to a new home is not a very easy task. It is a very stressful time, and you can never be too prepared for the unexpected. But, by contacting a professional mover, you acquire the services and support of a specialized team to take care of all your concerns and get things sorted when you are busy with other preparations for your new house.

Blog Submission: Karen Mantzouranis, NJWMA Vice President and Co-Owner of  Main Street Movers 

If you have any questions or concerns about your next move, you can contact New Jersey Warehouse and Movers Association – njmovers.com


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