Moving and Storage
When Your New House Isn't Ready Yet
Remember to Stay Calm
The first rule to remember is to stay calm. It is human instinct to get upset when our plans go awry. Always remind yourself that things can happen that are out of your grasp, and getting upset about it will not make it change. Figure out what the cause of the delay is, and try to get an idea of how long the delay will be. Is it something that can be worked around or not? Once you figure this out, then you can go about planning how to handle it. A house not having a roof is a little more difficult to work around than a house with a room or two not painted. Determine if you can live in the house with the problem or not.
I Can't Stay Here
So if you've figured out that you cannot live in the house with the issue, then your next step is to make friends with a good
moving and storage company. You may need to store your possessions until you can move into your new home. You also may need more
moving supplies. Either way, a moving and storage company is the place to go for all your needs. They will make your life a lot easier for you.
Why Must I Move Twice
Determine where you will stay in the meantime while the house is made ready for you. Sometimes it's unavoidable to end up moving into a temporary place while your permanent home is being worked on. This is why it's a good idea to only move what you absolutely need into the temporary place and keep the rest in a secured storage area. Try to use as little as possible and find a furnished apartment or house if at all possible. Even an extended stay hotel can work in a situation like this. Doing so cuts down on more unpacking and packing.
Plans Are Made To Be Broken
Another crucial thing to keep in mind is that it's not only you that is affected when your house isn't ready. All of the utility companies need to be notified to ensure you don't get double billed. Make sure your insurance company knows about the delay, as it can be costly if they are not notified and something were to happen. Any companies where you have placed orders or deliveries at will need to be notified as well. If you have your mail set up for forwarding, see if you can cancel it or have your mail held at the post office. This will cut down on a lot of confusion down the road.
Once your house is ready to be moved into, make sure everything is set up again. Triple check all of your arrangements. Doing so will make the transition run smoothly. And be sure to keep in mind that you have survived a difficult move and treat yourself well!