Long Distance Moving

A move is considered long distance when you are moving further than 50 miles from your original home. This could be in the same state, or even on a different coastline. Thankfully there are professional companies out there that can help you and your family rest assured that your items will safely get where they need to go.

Moving a long distance away can certainly cause physical and emotional distress. You may be moving away from family and friends. Your kids may be changing schools and don’t know anyone. It can be a lot to weigh on someone’s mind. We have already established that any move is stressful, so having emotional stress on top of that is definitely not a good combination.

Perhaps you and your family are moving across the country for a new job. You will no doubt be stressed thinking about starting over at a new place and meeting new coworkers. Your kids will be stressed about meeting new friends at school. Getting boxes and furniture to your new home should be the last thing on your mind.

Professional Movers

Make sure you consider professional moving services when making a long distance move. These companies know the best tips to keeping the move as stress free as possible. They have done this before, and you probably haven’t. Sure, it may be more money, but it will certainly be worth it in the end.

Since these companies specialize in these types of moves, most of them can give you a systematic process on how long distance moves work. Reputable companies will explain what the move entails and how much you will be involved with the move.

A lot of long distance moving companies let you customize your move. You can hire them to be there as much or as little as you want. You have the option to have them just help pack the truck, just drive the truck, or just to help unload. These options depend completely on your personal needs.

DIY Long Distance Moves

While it may be more work, moving a long distance can be done by yourself. Of course, having some help from family and friends won’t be a bad idea. Doing the move yourself is definitely a more financially savvy method. You won’t have to worry about contacts and payments for a moving company to handle your move.

Another good idea when moving a long distance on your own is to get rid of as much stuff as possible. Holding a garage sale or posting items online to sell will be a huge help during the move. Not only will it put more money in your pocket, but it will also lessen the load of items going with you.

Most long distance movers do not charge by the hour, but rather by the amount and weight of your items. By not having to calculate this information out, you save a lot of time and money.

However, keep in mind that most truck rentals charge by the mileage. But not having professional sized moving trucks and vans, you may need to take more than one trip. This means that the mileage can certainly add up, and it can do so rather quickly.

Type of Services

If you are moving a far distance, then unlike a local move, a storage container or a storage unit most likely will not be very beneficial to you and your move. You will need to consider companies that offer large freight trucks for your move.

Most long distance moving companies charge by the number of items you have, their weight, and the distance. Having all your items fit in one fright truck for one trip is ideal. In addition, depending on how much stuff you must move, a large moving truck will suffice. These can be rented on your own, or through a professional moving company.

Keep in mind that professional moving companies certainly know what they are doing. Your move most likely isn’t their first move, and it won’t be their last. They know the most efficient ways to get your personal items to your new location, no matter how far away that might be.

When searching for a local long distance moving company, be sure to read reviews on them. You can learn a lot by looking at the things that their previous customers said. You will be spending a lot of money on this move, so make sure that your items are safe and that the price tag is worth it.

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