Having to move long distance may be a little more stressful than if you were to move to an area within your current town. Unlike a local move, moving long distance can really bring on concern and fears. For the most part, just thinking that someone would have to transport your items very far away is scary, especially when you think about the fact that you want them to all arrive in one piece.
With this in mind, one should always take that extra time to seek out and evaluate their movers so that they would not be plagued with horror stories of moving. There are actually some people who have hooked up with the wrong moving company and have had their items go to the wrong house or arrive in a bad condition.
As you search for your long distance movers, you need to first find out how long the company has been operational. The answer would also tell you how experienced the mover's employees are when it comes to packing and handling your items. Research has shown that half of the accidents that occur during moving have been from companies that were not in business for a long time. With an experienced mover, you are almost guaranteed high standards of quality and they go out of their way to ensure that the safety of your items is their priority.
The next step is to see if the moving company has the certification to actually take on a long distance client. There are certain packaging and transportation rules that are to be adhered to before one can move a client intrastate. There are some moving companies that may not be able to provide a driver to take your items all the way from point A to point B but they may have a meeting point where they partner with other movers in other states who can take over your items. These are the questions that you would want to get answered when searching for a mover.
The cost of moving long distance should be another factor. Search around for the best prices and make sure that these prices are final. Too many times customers hire moving companies and get one price before they move and then get a receipt in the mail to pay more than they were initially quoted. Make sure that they not only give you a total of what it will cost to move but that they also provide you with a breakdown of these charges.
Other questions to ask would be to find out if the moving company would be providing you with durable packaging material that would be able to go the distance when you package your breakables and valuable items. Your chosen long distance mover should also be licensed to practice this kind of business as well as they should also offer moving insurance on your items in case there is damage.
There are some moving companies that are able to track the movements of their vehicles and they would be able to tell you exactly how close the vehicle is from your new location. Ask if this service is offered and if there is a price attached to it.Written by Margarita Hakobyan
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