CALL: 718-768-6778

Things that can go wrong when moving


There are not many projects you can have that are more complicated than moving. And that is a fact. Relocation is time-consuming, exhausting, and, above all, expensive. On the other hand, if you plan everything to the last detail, you can prevent many troubles and have a stress-free relocation. There are numerous tips and tricks you can find online in order to prepare yourself for such a big undertaking. But even then, there are things people forget when moving. And these things could get you in the trouble. Additionally, there are some situations you can’t predict that can make your relocation harder. The most important thing is that you need to be prepared for such situations. And here we’ll talk about things that can go wrong when moving. If you are aware of these, you can make plan B, and be able to react fast.

Most common things that can go wrong when moving

Speaking about the things that can go wrong when moving, there are several that are most common. These are collected from experiences of people that had such issues during their relocations. Some of these are:

  • Problems with moving company
  • Packing related issues
  • Damages occurred during transport
  • Problems with a moving truck
  • Problem with space
  • Injuries
  • DIY relocation

As you can see, there are many things that can go wrong when moving. That is why you need to research a lot before you make a final moving plan. During the research, you will be able to see how people handled the issues they faced. And you should remember what you read. Or, even better, write it down. This way, in case you recognize something similar, you will be able to react promptly and accordingly. And save yourself from additional stress during such a huge undertaking.

person stepping on banana
Injuries are one of the problems you can face during relocation

Problems with moving company

You shouldn’t even think about having a relocation without hiring professional movers. Even if you are moving just a few streets away, you need to let the moving company handle the transportation. But, you need to be careful when choosing movers for your relocation. There are many movers in NYC, but that doesn’t mean you can choose any of them. What you need to do is to research moving companies Brooklyn, and hire one with the most experience and the best reputation.

Moving companies, at least decent ones, will always put their client in the first place. But, there are some situations you need to be aware of. For instance, what to do in case you movers are late? Or if they do not show up at all? Furthermore, there are things that can go wrong when moving even before the moving day. One example is when moving agency you want to hire asks for a huge deposit in advance. Or you can’t find the proof of license in the US Department of Transportation.

All these situations happen to people every day. First, if you movers are asking for a huge deposit, or not licensed – you need to skip them. These are the most common red flags implying that movers are probably fake. And you can’t risk with such scammers. Next, if your movers are late, call them and ask what can you do in order to speed up relocation once they arrive. Maybe there is a traffic jam, and you can’t do anything about it. But, you can make final preparations and make truck loading faster. Finally, always have plan B in case your movers do not show up. Maybe you’ll need to pay a bit more, but you will be able to relocate as planned.

Packing related issues

As you probably already know, packing is one of the biggest tasks you’ll need to handle for your relocation. And things that can go wrong when moving that are related to packing. First, you need to start on time. This way you will avoid additional stress that can occur when you do not have enough time for this activity. So, you need to think about how to save time when packing. This is particularly important when you are moving on short notice.

packed suitcase
Always plan your packing in advance

Next, there is a problem with packing supplies. If you do not have enough of these or don’t have the proper ones, you face some problems. To prevent this, you should plan your packing in advance. Make a list, think about how you will pack certain items, especially big ones, and get everything you need. Once you do this, you will be able to fack successfully in no time.

Problems with a moving truck

The moving truck could give you some problems as well. It can be too small, or not able to fit some of your items. And that could be a problem on a moving day. That is why you need to communicate with your movers about the exact list of items you have for relocation. This applies to the storage units also. One of the most common self storage problems in Brooklyn is not choosing the right-size unit. These are things you need to think about as well.

movers loading truck
Make sure you communicate what you are relocating with your movers

Important to realize is that these are not only things that can go wrong when moving. Even though we simply can’t list them all, you need to sit down and think about your relocation. Try to imagine situations that can disturb your project, and how you should react in such situations. If you make a couple of action plans, you will be able to prevent, or at least to minimize the most of common moving problems. Additionally, make sure you are thinking about your companions on this trip. If you are relocating as a single parent, think about how your kid will handle this relocation. Or, if you are moving with pets, it is important to keep them safe during the move.  The more factors you include, the better picture you will get in your head. And that is the recipe for a good and successful move.

These guys are TRUE PROFESSIONALS! We've now moved with them twice (once in 2017 and then again this week) and we really can't say enough good things about them. Simi is incredibly easy to work with for scheduling and quotes, and the crews - John, Super Mario, and everyone - are just awesome. They're quick, incredibly careful and conscientious, and super friendly. If we ever move again (and god I hope we don't have to) we're absolutely calling them.

Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

Call Us Today

CALL: 718-768-6778

Frequently Asked Questions

At U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we've earned our reputation through honesty and transparency. We're here to address all your questions and provide peace of mind as you choose our moving services in Brooklyn.

What are your working hours?

We are open from Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM–5 PM, but feel free to contact us through our contact form anytime. We'll get back to you ASAP.

Does U.Santini Moving & Storage offer insurance?

Absolutely! We offer various types of insurance to protect your belongings, including a full replacement option. The cost depends on how much your things are worth and the deductible you choose.

How soon should I schedule my move?

It's a good idea to book your moving company at least 8 weeks before your move. If you're moving during the holidays or in the summer, it's best to schedule it 12 weeks ahead. But if your move is between September and May, you can often book movers with just 2 weeks' notice. The key is to secure your moving crew as soon as you have all the details about your move.

Do you provide packing supplies?

Yes, we do. Along with the necessary boxes and packing materials for your move, we offer various 'Saver' packages tailored to the size of your home. If you don't use all the boxes you purchased, you can return them to our team after the move, and we'll refund the unused portion.

What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

Areas We Serve

We bring our professionalism and expertise to every corner of New York City. If you are looking for a tailored moving experience, our responsive team of Brooklyn movers and packers is waiting for your call. Get your quote today!