Taking the Stress Out of Your Long Distance Moving
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Here are 7 suggestions to keep in mind:
This can be the most important factor in a positive move - especially a long-distance move. You need to be well-organized to make sure that all of your valued things arrive at the final destination, that you arrive at your new home at the proper time, and that you have the methods to hit the ground running after the move has been finished.
Working to transport all of your current things to your new house could add a lot of stress to your move. Additionally, it may add a lot of needless costs.
Instead of working to take all things together with you, create a list of all the items you have that happen to be seldom used. (An effective principle is: if you've not used it in a year, then you don't actually need it.) You could try to sell these possessions ahead of the move, or simply give them away, possibly to family and friends or to a trustworthy charity.
3. Keep Your Most Precious Items Near to You
During the actual move, it's wise to pack your most valuable, cherished, and vital belongings in a separate bag or carton, and keep them close at hand in your vehicle, as opposed to the moving van. These things might encompass valuable electronics, fragile treasures which have been passed on over the generations, or even crucial personal things, like toothbrushes and hair combs. Your moving company provides you with a listing of things that need to be carried with you and not on the moving van. Give consideration to this list.
4. Make Travel Plans Far ahead of time
Trying to cobble together travel arrangements at the very last minute is usually a recipe for problems. Be it plane tickets, motel accomodations, or arranging with a moving company, always endeavor to nail down all the logistics of your move at least 30 days beforehand. That should result in a lot less strain upon you once the big day comes.
5. Ensure That Your Mover is Insured and Licensed
Moving frauds are an unfortunate reality in today's dog-eat-dog world. Avoid the danger of hiring a questionable mover by inquiring regarding the moving company's license in advance. You can investigate on the standing of an interstate mover on the FMCSA's website by keying in their U.S. DOT number.
All trustworthy moving companies] will be able to supply you with the right documentation.
6. Document the Order of Each Item Before You Head Out
Occasionally, incidents do take place mid-move. Thus, it is wise to make a list of your property, and record each one's present condition pre-move. (A number of people take pictures of each item too.) You will have strong proof that the mover was at fault if his/her negligence or recklessness brought on harm to your personal belongings.
7. Shop Around
It is always recommended that you get estimates from an array of moving companies and contrast rates. In addition burrow into the company's reputation amid past customers also. A bit of fact checking and cost evaluating can assist you to make the best selection for the big move.
At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we provide trustworthy, high quality service at sensible rates. We know a long-distance move is usually a serious hassle, and we're here to help make it easier. Touch base with us today to find out more.
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