By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Updated Post from 7/17/2017
Moving long distances
is a confusing time for any family. Despite the situation of the move, anxiety is running high, excitement is going to be flowing through your veins, and there’s going to be a bunch of packing to do. Thankfully, there are not a big number of contrast between a long distance move and a local one other than the distance you drive. Still, the differences that exist are ones that you’ll need to be aware of in order for your move to be as easy as possible.
- Long distance is more expensive. Sadly, this is just a fact as the further you travel, the more gas and time will be required. This goes for both DIY movers and moving companies the same. You’ll want to properly plan for the distance when budgeting your move.
- Packing the truck takes some extra care. Again, this seems like something that would be the same regardless of how far you’re traveling, but in reality it’s even more critical when it comes to long distance moves. The further that you drive the more chances you have at hitting a bump in the road or taking a turn a little too tight. Be sure that you’ve correctly packed the truck with all the heavy items on the bottom and you leave as little open space as possible.
- Ensure your moving company is an interstate company. There are two terms which are very easy to muddle in the moving industry: interstate moving and intrastate moving. If you’re moving long distance and need some professional help, you’ll need an INTERstate mover. INTRAstate is a moving company that only travels inside the same state. Make sure your moving company of choice falls into the right category!
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- When hiring a long distance moving company, be sure they are properly licensed and registered. They should have an assigned USDOT number, have the proper amount of insurance for your move, and be registered with the FMCSA. Do not permit] a cheaper, unlicensed mover to end up costing you more in the end.
With a little bit of research and some due diligence, you will be well prepared for your long distance move
. If you realize that you need a little help with it, then you should begin by requesting an absolutely free long distance moving quote from the professionals right here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group. As a moving company, we pride ourselves in our ability to execute a smooth and seamless move no matter how long the distance is. Discover for yourself all the benefits that hiring us can bring to your schedule and stress levels.
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