We’re in the midst of a particularly nasty flu season, and it got us thinking… What could you do if you wind up sick on moving day? Rescheduling can be difficult and costly (most movers have a penalty for canceling or rescheduling within 48 hours of a move), and it might not even be an option. If you have to move out by the last of the month, you may not have a backup date to fall back on. Today’s blog will help you figure out the best course of action if you can’t stomach it on moving day.
1. Lifeline – Phone A Friend
See if you can have a friend, family member, or even a roommate handle the interactions with your movers. Better yet – see if they’ll let you rest up away from the move. Trying to recover from an illness requires a lot of rest, and if you’re dealing with the movers, you’re not going to get your rest. It might be a big favor, but that’s what friends are for.
2. Try To Reschedule Early
If you’re worried that you’ll be too sick to move and you have two or three days before your move, see if you can reschedule. Even if you do have to pay a fee, it’ll be money well spent. Nothing should come between you and your recovery.
3. Let The Movers Do Their Thing
This is probably best if you’ve used the movers before. Explain to the movers that you’re sick and won’t be able to be as hands-on in the moving process as you’d like to be. Let them know what is being moved (or what isn’t being moved, if that’s easier), and then let yourself rest. You can ask them to clear out your bedroom furniture, and then use an air mattress to rest on once they’re done in that room.
Of course, if you’ve never dealt with the movers before, this can be a difficult option. You want to know that you can trust the movers and that they’ll keep moving, even without your supervision.