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MY MOVERS ARE LATE! NOW, WHAT? PART 1

The much-dreaded day is finally here. You're pacing up and down restlessly, glancing worriedly at your watch and again only to realize the bitter truth that even though it must have felt like a lifetime, only a minute has passed since when you last checked your watch. And all of a sudden, you get that familiar sinking feeling that lets you know that something is not right. Your movers should have been here long ago, but there's still no sign of the moving trailer coming down the street.

You may feel like screaming with all your strength, "Help! My movers are late!", but the best you can do in such circumstances is to fight the urge to panic and weigh your options carefully while staying level-headed. Yes, there is always an alternative option in every difficult situation, no matter how complex it may be. Failure to see the right answer immediately doesn't mean that there isn't one out of the fixed point in which you've currently found yourself.

So, what if your movers are late? And what if they don't come at all? What alternatives do you have? Professional movers Toronto have some tips on what to do when your movers are late.

What To Do When Your Movers Are Late

Believe it or not, there is a host of things you can do when your moving agency is late for the appointed date and time. However, your advised course of action will depend on whether the movers have failed to show up for pickup or whether they are late for delivery.

My movers are late for pickup

Panic is a bad friend: The first thing you should do is breathe deeply, count from one to ten and try to remain cool even if that seems impossible at that overwhelmingly troubled moment. Remember that sudden stress and anxiety spikes may prove harmful to your health, so take care not to expose yourself to avoidable health risks.

Movers missing in action: There's no need to dread simply because there may be a rational explanation as to why the movers are not at your home by now and moving your household items. Besides the first and most commonly used excuse of being stuck in road traffic or having a flat tire, there can be other logical reasons as to why your movers haven't shown up yet, such as mechanical issues with the moving vehicle, the moving truck being pulled over for an inspection, movers having ended up at the wrong address, a rare mix-up of the moving program, a serious understaffed problem because of health issues and so on. And there's only one way for you to know what really happened.

Call your moving company: Yes, despite the reasons behind your movers being late, the outcome remains the same – you are stranded. So, don't hesitate to call your moving agency's office (if you don't have the contacts at hand, check your moving contract (also known as Bill of Lading), visit their website or just Google your movers to find their contact info). Call them and do your best to get accurate answers without letting them take you for a ride – request to know what is going on and when precisely you can expect your moving crew to arrive. And despite their late arrival, getting confirmation from the mover's office that the moving team will make it to your house is the good news.

Failure to reach your movers: The bad news would be not being able to reach your moving company via phone. If that's the case, try first to find an alternative phone number online (a cell number rather than an office number) where, hopefully, you can find the baffling answer to your moving mystery. In case all your attempts to reach them fail, then you are left with only one option – to find a replacement moving agency to get you out of this tough situation, and find it quicker than lightning.

Same day movers: Obviously, something has taken a turn for the worst, and your movers are not showing up after all. Do not fret, for there is a sufficient solution to this problem as well – fill out a prompt moving quote to get in touch with last minute moving agencies or contact same day movers over the phone to hire their fast moving services. Emergency home movers are experts in moving household goods in cases of emergency (therefore the name), especially when other less reliable moving companies have just abandoned their clients.

To read more about what to do while waiting for last minute movers, visit our site tomorrow.

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