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June 21, 2019

How to Handle the Move When Your Home Possession Date changes

Packing & MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Obtaining a new residence using the proceeds from your previous residence is very common. A lot of individuals endure this approach to move and it is exceptionally time-sensitive. Each step in the residence-to-residence transaction is part of a vulnerable dance. One that consists of moving hundreds of pounds of personal items and exchanging many thousands of dollars all in the stretch of a small amount of days. Not to mention that you are probably also moving many hundreds of miles from one home to the next.


The steps go something like this:

· Pack and Prepare to Move

· Close the Sale

· Move Out

· Close the Acquisition

· Travel with Your Stuff Across the State/Country/World

· Move into New Home

Assuming everything runs in line with your long-distance move strategy, you're going to be hanging your clothes in the new residence before long. But what occurs when the closing and ownership times change at the last minute? How would you react in case your residence deal was deferred, or if buying your following house was deferred for reasons beyond your control? The ideal answer is to plan, just in case. The following are your best options if you find your move to Oklahoma City postponed on one end or the other.

Have Your Delay Ducks in a Row

If your timetable is this snug and also conditional on closing real estate deals, every aspect of the routine is connected. Any holdup with your arrival can holdup when it's possible to receive the moving truck in Oklahoma City. Slowdowns with leaving bring about hold-ups in arrival. And all things are determined by signing the paperwork. Thus, if your residence sale or purchase become postponed at one or the other end, you'll need to get all your moving ducks in a row, pronto.

You may want:

· Temp accommodations

· Temporary storage for the possessions inside the moving van

· New plan with regard to your moving company

You Are Postponed on Closing the Sale

To close the sale for your present home, you will probably need to be physically there to manage the exchange and sign the final documents. That being said, how are you affected if the closing time is deferred when you are already booked to depart soon?

What you should do is dependent upon how big a postponement you anticipate. One- or two-days lapse, it is possible to find a hotel room and send your belongings on ahead as planned. However a week or maybe more postponement usually means that you will have to create considerably different arrangements. Postpone the professional movers and keep your stuff placed in the house until your buyers are prepared to close.

Subsequently determine whether you would like to reside in the packed-up home or book yourself a short-term room. Extended-stay suites can be used to book by the night, week, or month which can be a lifesaver when you find yourself between residences pending paperwork.

For much longer slowdowns, it may be worth unpacking a couple of things to spend less and staying put until the troubles are sorted out.

You Happen to Be Late on Closing the Purchase

Matters become even more complex if the postponement is on the other end. You could have buyers all set to go or maybe have closed and are on your way before getting warning that your house purchase is being deferred. This occurs every once in a while, and you can actually survive it no matter the amount of a wrench it tosses in your efficiently orchestrated moving plan.

Once more, the initial worry is how long the lapse is. But even a one- or two-day postponement can really be of importance.

To begin with, get yourself somewhere to stay. Many moving households will already be ready to book a night or two in a motel just in case. But once there are delays in the ownership time, you'll need someplace to stay and wait it out. Inns are great for little hold-ups. For extended delays, check out long-stay suites as well as rentals which provide reductions for arranging a week/month.

As for your stuff, that also hinges a great deal on timing. Moving trucks often arrive after the homeowners do, because they move slowly on truck routes heading truck speeds. With good luck, the holdup might not have an impact on your move whatsoever. If your moving truck is booked to arrive a few days after you do, you will be fine. However, once the moving truck gets there it'll need to drop your things off somewhere.

When this happens, you will need non-permanent personal storage. Your moving company may be set up to assist you with space for storage at the destination or you can obtain your preferred area storage spot on your own. In either case, your things may need to be stowed briefly until the holdup is fixed.


Moving is nerve-racking, and unanticipated hold-ups add to the turmoil. It is important to be aware of is to attend to yourself and others in your household. From there, it is all about corresponding with your movers and resolving the postponement. Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Oklahoma City, we are happy to help clients manage uncontrolled setbacks by offering storage solutions to make your move as smooth as possible.


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The Mickelson Family
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