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What To Look For In Local And Long Distance Movers

Posted on September 20, 2016

Moving on to your next big adventure can seem a bit daunting, but organizing your move can be simplified. Whether your moving across country or just across town, relocation experts agree that there are a few key elements to know when planning your move. Professional moving services may vary depending on the type of move too, so keep these points in mind when choosing a professional.

Long Distance Moves

When moving long distance, most reputable moving companies include packing and unpacking of your belongings. Packing services can help save you a lot of time—especially when your move takes you to a long distance destination. This service provides you with more time to reach your destination.

Depending on your situation, you may need to store your belongings for a few days or weeks. Often, families or individuals are faced with having to move a few weeks before a new home is ready. Most long distance carriers have temporary storage facilities available. If you need storage, ask about longevity limits and make certain that the storage facility is secure.

Long distance moves can also mean having to get multiple cars or other recreational vehicles to your new home. Most long distance relocation companies can provide this service or at least have a referral partner company that they can recommend.

You also want to make certain that you are protected financially. Check the liability and replacement insurance policies of your moving company. You may need or want to opt to purchase additional coverage depending on what type of items you have. If you have a lot of valuable art or heirloom pieces, go ahead and opt for additional coverage. However, most reputable companies provide more coverage than family will need, but it is a good idea to check.

Long distance moving companies are also required to abide by federal regulations and carry a license for transporting across state lines. Depending on which areas are served, different regulations may also apply for local cities or states.

Local Moves

When moving across town or to a neighboring city, many homeowners and businesses find that moving isn’t as difficult as it seems. While these moves tend to take less time, there are still a few things you should know.

Most local moves happen faster than planned. Remember, you’re hiring a professional service to actually move you. Moving professionals move individuals, families, and businesses every day. A reputable company will be able to give you a rough timeline estimate so you will know what to expect.

If you are banking on having a local mover help with packing, check first. While most local moving companies may provide packing services, others do not. Also, ask about handling fragile items or items that need disassembly. It’s best to know upfront so that you can plan accordingly.

Even with a local move, you still may be faced with not having your new home or business facility ready in time. Unlike long distance moving companies, many local companies don’t offer storage facilities. You may be faced with providing a short term solution yourself.

Moving across town also means moving your own vehicles. Go ahead and grab a few friends to help get you from point A to B in just a few short trips.

Remember, having a successful move starts with hiring the right professional. Speak with a moving specialist about your particular situation.

You’ll gain key advice pertaining your move. Plus, an expert can give you best practices for packing wisely and other items you haven’t considered like backing up your data, packing electronics, and how to handle your utilities.