Moving from one city to another is always stressful. There are so many aspects to consider – finding a new home, fixing other arrangements, and most importantly, shifting your belongings. One of the toughest tasks is to find a mover that specializes in long distance relocation. In this post, we are sharing a guide that may come in handy for planning things right.
Figure out what you need
If you are going to travel a long distance, your personal stuff must move too. While you can always manage to pack things in hardboard and cardboard boxes, it might be wise to call a packing service. There will be considerable impact on your stuff because of long-distance moving, and if you have expensive, fragile and valuable items, it makes sense to get professional packers. The packers will pack, mark the boxes and do all the labeling, so you that you don’t have a hard time in your new home.
Select a long-distance mover
Not all movers deal in long distance relocation, so start looking for options as early as possible. Many movers also have their own team of packers and handlers, who will not only wrap your belongings and pack them in boxes, but also do the loading and unloading work at the origin location & destination respectively. They will also drive the truck to the new location, and if requested, they can also help with unpacking. Selected movers also have cleanup services, so they will clean your current home, so that it’s ready for the next person who moves in. Many landlords make it mandatory for tenants to clean homes before leaving anyway.
Things to check
A company that specializes in interstate moving, or claims to be the best in business, will have enough clients. Ask for references, or simply check for online reviews (find if there are any serious or frequent complaints against them). You may also want to get an estimate in advance, but make sure that the quote is final – There should be no room for any additional charges. Make sure that don’t compromise on either packing or moving, and the company needs to be licensed and insured. All their handlers and packers must be trained, insured and bonded.
While long-distance movers do take extra care to protect client goods, you may want to pay for transit insurance. You can check online for options, depending on the overall value of your goods being transported.