Factors Affecting a Moving Schedule
Many clients complain about moving companies and the fact that they can't seem to follow the pre-set schedule. The most common response is that they cannot control everything that is happening while moving, so when these delays come up, there is nothing that they can do about it. This is in part true, because there are some things that are indeed beyond their control. There are a lot of factors that affect the speed at which the items can be transported to the new venue, and all these contribute towards getting the objects delivered at the right time.
Amount of Objects
Of course, the more furniture and other items there are, the longer it would take to load them all into the truck and take them all down when the truck has reached the destination. Also, when the objects are extremely heavy, they would need a few men at a time to carry them, making the process take longer.
How Belongings are Packed
It is understood that before the movers come to deliver the objects, they should be packed and ready to go. Everything must be placed into moving boxes, which should then be sealed and labeled. If there are any appliances or electronics that are going to be transported, these should be unplugged and disassembled if need be. Any loose items may get left behind, so it is important for the owner to check the entire home before leaving. If the owner is not done packing, this will cause a delay in the moving.
Schedule of the Client
If the client has set an appointment regarding the date at which he would want his belongings picked up from his own home, he should be able to follow that schedule and be present at his home to wait for the movers. Otherwise, the movers may be reluctant to step into the home and take the objects, even though they were hired for this purpose.
Of course, the travel time will take much longer if the place that the client is moving to is very far. Other travel elements such as stop overs and traffic delays should also be accounted for.
Moving items to through long distances require more resources. Some moving companies may be reluctant to transport the items if t vehicle that they are using does not have a complete load of items. On their end, it would be more practical if they were to wait for other clients who need to have their belongings transported to that area as well. This way, the resources that they will use to for bringing the objects to their destination will not go to waste. The problem is that it is difficult to predict when this will happen. It is best for the client to consult the contract and check whether the items will be delivered on the set schedule, or if they would have to wait for another customer who is moving to that particular area as well.
Aside from these, there are other circumstances that can prevent the move from going smoothly. The best thing to do in this situation is to keep a clear head and wait patiently.