Learning About Moving Across The Country

Long-Distance Moving: 3 Tips For Using A Moving Company

by Allan Washington

If you are like most people, you will likely move across the country—or at least to another state—at one point in your life. If you have reached that point and have decided to move a long distance, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. Moving even short distances is stressful, so it is only natural that you feel stressed—and perhaps anxious—about your long distance move. Fortunately, professional movers and a good plan will ensure that all of your belongings arrive at your new home safely and timely.

So what tips should you practice during your move? Here are three:

1. Understand Delivery Dates

If you haven't moved a long-distance before, you probably think that your moving truck will arrive when you do. While this can occur, it is often rare. Professional moving companies typically give you a range of delivery dates. Although it isn't a huge deal, you might be stuck in your new home without your belongings for a few days. If you are particularly concerned about your belongings arriving when you do, make sure you state that to the delivery company. They may be able to accommodate you; however, you may have to pay an additional fee to have your items delivered at a specific time.

2. Pack Your Vehicle

Even though you are using a professional moving company, it can be a good idea to pack your vehicle with some items. You shouldn't stuff your vehicle, but do make sure that you have the essentials. In the event that the moving truck is delayed, you'll be thankful that you brought the bare minimum with you. Items you might want to pack in your kit include toiletries, towels, extra clothing, batteries, and blankets. These items will help keep you clean and comfortable while you wait for the rest of your belongings.

3. Offer Multiple Forms of Contact

Finally, make sure that the inter-state moving company has a variety of ways to reach you. While your phone number and email are both good options, they aren't exhaustive. In the event that there is a delay or a problem during the move, you'll obviously want to know about it. So make sure the moving company, as well as friends and family members, has your information. This will make it much easier for the moving company to reach you. So double and triple-check that they have the correct information before you leave.

While moving long distances might be stressful, you can make it much easier. By using an inter-state moving company, like M Dyer & Sons Inc, and implementing these tips, your move is sure to be smooth sailing.