The Most Common Moving Issues

The Most Common Moving Issues

Moving should be just like a well-orchestrated event from beginning to end. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case! Sometimes things go wrong – terribly wrong – which can impact your entire move. That’s why we’re here to show you some of the most common moving issues that we witness on a regular basis so you can learn from and hopefully avoid these problems altogether when it’s time for your move.

Too Few Movers

Some moving companies will underestimate the load and only send two movers when you really need four. The result can equate to a rushed job with broken and damaged items. It’s also likely to result in increased transit times, which can create delivery issues for clients.

Improper Packing

One of the most common faults experienced when moving is a lack of proper preparation and packing beforehand. If items are not grouped together properly (delicates, clothes, dishes, etc.), then damages can occur as a result of mismatched weights. The moving process can even become delayed if there are overstuffed/oversized boxes or poorly packed boxes to deal with.


During the busy summer season, there are a lot of requests for moves. So it’s easy for a company to take advantage by double booking two moves in a day. This can lead to extreme delays, last minute cancellations and even the need to hire temporary employees that are untrained.

Unprepared House

If you’re moving cross-border, it’s likely that you won’t be able to inspect the house before you move. However, if you show up and there is still furniture that needs to be moved or a big mess left over from previous owners, it can cause delays and issues for your movers.

Damaged Goods

You might think that you’re saving money but using a discount service could cost you more in the long-run. There are many discount moving services out there, but it’s always a risk to use one. They often are staffed with inexperienced movers who don’t have the proper training, equipment or insurance coverages to ensure your valuable items are protected. That’s why it’s always wise to use a professional moving service with a well-established reputation.

Our moving service never sacrifices on value – ever. At Ottawa Moving Logistics, we always take the necessary steps to properly plan and prepare your move and to help you avoid any of these common moving issues. To find out more about our services, contact us directly, and we’ll be happy to help.

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