Last Updated on July 14, 2022 by
You ever find yourself in the middle of a move when you’ve left one home and are en route to the next, and you get a call that the next home is not ready yet? It happens. Actually, it happens more often than you realize. Though it is often not as dramatic in that the call is received way before the move is underway, there are delays here and there in every other move. The problem when delays occur is not “where will I sleep at night,” because we all got friends and family or a car. The problem is “where will I keep my belongings.” Let me share a couple of tips with you to determine what you need and how to get what you need.
All you need is love.
When you get stuck with a bad delay during a move, you need love and support to keep your cool. I don’t strictly mean the love of a partner or your family or friends. That would be nice, but I was too optimistic when I said that everyone has got someone when some of us don’t. At such a time, “paid” support might do wonders. By paid support, I don’t mean another kind than that, a moving company that offers storage units for short-term hire.
However, you should not wait for sheer luck to manifest and save you. It is better to pick a moving company that offers storage units because on the off chance that you need one, you’ll be glad that you contacted this company at the start. There will be plenty of good moving companies which offer storage unit, and it is a good idea to contact them for your move.
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Call ahead. Plan diligently.
I will stress the importance of foresight when it comes to moves. It will help you avoid this altogether. It is essential to contact the house you’re moving to and ask it is going to be ready at the required time. Ensure that you explain your situation to them, appealing to the empathy within so that they are honest with you and you don’t waste your time or money unnecessarily. More importantly, it is important to contact the moving company as well, to make sure that they will be ready for your move at the desired time. Oftentimes, moving companies are late too, and you might have to pay up some money because you’re keeping your belongings at the old home for a longer period of time.
It is also a good idea to visit the new place a few times prior to the move and estimate the time it will take to get it ready for you before you start packing your belongings or, worse, loading the truck.
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Finding the Right One For You
When you are swiping through the restaurants on your phone for one with a rating that is higher than 4 out of 5 and promises delivery within 20-25 minutes, you are making a rational decision to get the best food for you. Keeping in mind that you’re hungry at this time, it is awesome that you’re holding down the fort against bad decisions. It is important to do the same when you’re deciding on a moving company.
I recommend that you go to Google, Yelp, or any other popular third-party website and search for moving companies that offer short-term storage unit and have a rating of more than 4 out of 5. If you are in Las Vegas, Move4less is a great choice because it offers affordable moving and storage unit service, and has a rating of 4.4 based on more than a thousand reviews.