How Can I Estimate When My Belongings Will Arrive During a Military Move?

Moving in the military can turn into a waiting game.

Moving in the military has its fair share of horror stories. Lost shipments, broken furniture, and surprise expenses are among the most commonly touted complaints. You know that family who waited more than a month for their beds to arrive? Those stories aren’t just urban legends. Delays happen, but there are simple ways to help prevent them.

Follow these tips to ensure your property arrives on time when moving in the military:

  • Hire the right movers.
Nilson Van has “loads” of experience getting service members set up in their new homes. We’re a trusted, approved military mover, and we take that status seriously. Rest assured we’ll take care of your belongings.
  • Stick to your schedule.
Stopping for burgers or to see the sights could have devastating effects on your delivery. By law, we’re unable to leave your furniture at your residence without someone in authority signing for your shipment. If you’re not at the agreed upon address, our only option is taking your load to a storage facility while we wait for you to show up.
  • Ask someone to stay at your house.
Whether your spouse or parent flies ahead of your arrival or a friend agrees to help you out, it’s always a good idea to enlist someone in accepting your shipment if you’ll be late. Once in storage, it can take weeks for your belongings to be delivered because of backlogs caused by missed delivery dates. Contact Nilson Van for more information on moving in the military and all the ways you can streamline the process. Say goodbye to stress and focus on what’s most important. We can also provide helpful tips for starting life out in a new location without any hiccups.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.