What to Do If Your Move Gets Rained Out

When you schedule a move, you typically do not pay attention to what the weather will be like on the day of your move. For this reason, it is a great surprise when your movers call you at the last minute to cancel because of the weather. Even though some Dallas movers will stick to their schedule, there will be many others that will not risk it. During bad weather conditions like rain or snow, it is always easier for a mover to injure themselves if they slip, and your furniture could easily be damaged. For this reason, we recommend the following plans of action when your move gets rained out.
 
1. Play it safe and reschedule your move for a couple of days later.
If you are moving during a week with particularly bad weather, then it might be a good idea to just go ahead and reschedule for the next week. On bad weather weeks, moving companies are always working hard to rework their entire schedule in order to fit everyone in on a good weather day. If you know that the weather will continue to be bad, then do the smart thing and reschedule your move for the next good weather day before all of the early spots get taken up.
 
2. If you are going to play it by ear, then make sure you are prepared for anything and everything.
Usually, customers will not have the liberty to wait for the weather to improve. If you are in this situation, then you can always play it by ear. In these cases, your moving company will keep you at the top of their moving list, and they will call you as soon as they can safely get some movers out to your location. At this point, however, you have to be open to any time of the day that the movers choose to arrive. Typically, the moving company will try to schedule you in between bad weather breaks, and they will try to get you moved quickly before the weather conditions worsen once again. In order for this to work, you have to have everything ready to go, and you will most likely have to pitch in and work alongside the movers in order to finish quickly.
 
3. Find another Dallas moving company that is willing to move you.
Although this is not a plan of action that is recommended, this might be what needs to be done if you have a deadline to move by. It is important to realize, however, that you will be putting your personal belongings at risk when moving in bad weather since it is always easier for them to get wet or damaged. Moreover, you will also find that a lot of Dallas movers that will do last minute moves will charge you a higher hourly rate. This is probably due to the fact that you are scheduling at the last minute move, and also because the risks involved are much higher.
 

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