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When moving, you always want everything to go according to plan. Unfortunately, you can’t predict what will happen during the actual course of the events. Sometimes, things can go beyond your control, and you may probably experience problems with moving. Although the process can be a tedious one, you should always stay focused and be more meticulous when relocating. If you don’t want your move to be totally ruined, here’s a list of complications that you should be wary of.

  1. Weather

Even if you’re well-prepared for moving, weather hazards can prevent you from having a successful transition. From intense heat, heavy snowfall, and torrential rain to high winds and sand storms, your move can be as chaotic as you’ve never imagined. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to convince Mother Nature not to rain or have a violent storm. All that you can do is to hire an experienced moving company that can handle your move properly even with the presence of some weather hazards. So, choose wisely as the selection of the best and reliable movers is entirely in your hands.

  1. Accidents and injuries

There’s an increased risk of complications when you or a family member get injured in the middle of the moving process. Although safety is the priority in every moving procedure, accidents do really occur. Tripping over objects, being hurt by sharp objects, and smashing your head against the ceiling are some of the common injuries that you may sustain during the move. That said, be sure to make your space safe for everyone, dress appropriately, and remove obstacles out of the way. Doing all of these can reduce the risk factors of having a stressful moving day.

  1. Bad moving companies

Hiring a moving company can significantly impact the success of your move. And, getting the bad ones may probably ruin your relocation. That’s the reason why you should beware about some unscrupulous movers who have nothing to do but come up with fraudulent ways to take advantage of their customers like you.

Remember, working with the lousy moving companies may cost you thousands of money than getting the experienced and trustworthy professionals right from the start.  Thus, if you’re looking to save on your moving cost, don’t allow yourself to be tricked by sweet words. Find the time to research your movers carefully before making a hiring decision.

  1. Insufficient amount of packing supplies

Not having enough packing materials can complicate your move. When you underestimate the number of belongings to transport, you’ll more likely have to make multiple trips to a local grocery store to buy additional supplies. Even if the moving process isn’t completely ruined, you’ll still waste time, money, and energy going back and forth to the stores to make sure you have enough boxes to pack your items with. To avoid problems, plan out your packing strategies properly by going through your things and sorting them by category.

  1. Loss of essential documents and items

Another circumstance that may affect the success of your relocation is the loss of essential documents such as birth certificates, passports, and other financial information. These documents are vital to settling personal issues in your life and without them in your possession, the whole moving process may be hampered. To avoid this complication, be sure to keep these items yourself and be totally responsible for them. That way, you can safeguard your documents more carefully.

  1. Unfit large furniture

You don’t want to arrive in your new home realizing that your large furniture doesn’t fit through the doors. This kind of situation can be extremely stressful especially if you have everything ready beforehand. If you want to save yourself from this consequential mistake, you need to be one step ahead of your pre-move preparations.

It’s highly advisable to take measurements of your furniture, the doorways, staircase, and space in your old and new home. If your hands are full, ask for some social support from your friends in creating a floor plan of your new surroundings. By doing this, there may be a significantly reduced risk of leaving some of your favorite pieces behind.

  1. Truck breakdown

This is another moving issue that you can’t accurately foresee. If it happens, it’ll cause an added stress not just to you but for the movers as well. Getting your possessions stuck in the road can be incredibly frustrating. By this, you’re not only wasting some time, but your belongings may be at high risk against thieves and other criminals on the road. If you don’t want to experience a sudden moving truck breakdown during a relocation, hire a good company that regularly maintains their trucks. This is to prevent this situation from affecting the outcome of the move.


No matter how significant the complications are, you should always remember that problems associated with moving can be solved. With all the stress that comes with moving, creating a plan B may help save the day. Don’t let these problems affect your mental health. Instead, be flexible and resourceful, and you’ll surely enjoy the smoothness of your relocation.

Tom Philips

Thomas Philips is a writer and content marketer with a keen interest in the moving industry. As a travel enthusiast and logistics expert by training, Thomas has been working with various moving companies for the past 16 years. He currently writes for Roadway Moving and applies his expertise through his written works. Thomas makes it a point to give practical moving advice to both clients and readers to help transform their moving experience into an unforgettable one