Ready, Set, Move
Is it time to pack up and head off on a new adventure. Moving is stressful no matter if it is across the city or across the country. Just the very nature of being displaced from the establish comfort and familiarity of environment that you have known for so long can be bad enough, but the actual process of doing the packing, loading, and transporting of your household items to your new home can be a nightmare. There are times, however, when a move is necessitated by things out of our control, such as life changes, new jobs, or even a drive to undertake a new adventure with fresh challenges to face and new opportunities to size. No matter what the reason, if you are thinking about undertaking a long distance move in 2019, the thought of it might seem a little overwhelming. While it is true that any move is going to have headaches and complications, a long distance move offers the possibility of those being multiplied exponentially. The good news is that there are ways that you can make the entire process easier and one of those is to use a long distance moving company.
Long distance moving by its very nature presents a unique set of challenges. When you are moving across town, you don’t have to be as precise with the planning, you can take your time, and you can space out the process over several days. With long distance moving you have to follow a precise plan in order to get it all done efficiently and at once. The use of a long distance moving company can address those challenges with the experience and professionalism that they have forged over years of helping people just like you with their moving needs. Choosing the best long distance movers, however, can be a chore, since you will, of course, want to make sure that you are entrusting all of your worldly possessions to a long distance moving company that is reliable and professional. Let’s take a few minutes to look at some of the things you should keep in mind when choosing the best long distance movers for your move.
Choosing A Moving Company That Can Handle Your Needs
One of the things that gets people into trouble when choosing long distance movers is that they select the service provider based on a friend’s recommendation, or a base estimate and not on whether the company in question has a track record of successfully handling their particular type of move. A moving company that is great at moving apartments might not be so good at moving multi-bedroom houses. A company that does not have a lot of experience with high-value moves might not be the best one to trust with your priceless collection of movie memorabilia and your grandmother’s 300-year-old kitchen butcherblock. Talk with the movers you are interested in and ask them about their experience with your particular type of move. They should be able to provide you with verifiable references from satisfied for moves that they have done similar to yours.
Choose A Moving Company That is Reputable
Check the background of the long distance moving company that you are interested in using. They should be fully licensed, fully insured, and bonded. They should also have a solid rating not only from the Better Business Bureau but also from the local and state/province chamber of commerce. Its also a great idea to check with the consumer rating services online such as Yelp, CityGuide, Angie’s List, and Home Advisor. You are going to entrust this moving company with everything that you own and value in the world, so it’s smart to make sure that your trust is well placed.
Only Deal with a Long Distance Moving Firm that Puts it in Writing
Take your time when working out the services agreement with the moving company. Make certain that everything that you expect is in writing, and that they understand what you need them to do. You should also ask questions and get your attorney to review the agreement before you sign it and make payment. This way you can clarify if, for example, the date of delivery at your new home as listed on your agreement is “a preference” or “a locked in date” to avoid any confusion on the back end. Also, pay with a certified check dated for at least a couple of days past the date of delivery as agreed upon. This way, if there are concerns about damage or delays you have backing on your side in terms of the payment. If the company balks at this, state your reasons and work with them to come to a compromise. The most important thing is to get everything in writing and don’t work with a company that doesn’t want to have things on paper between them and you.
We at Canadian Movers have been helping people with all of their long distance moving needs for years. We are consistently ranked among the best long distance movers in the country. Our reputation is spotless and we are known for being very flexible when working with our clients to ensure that they get the moving services that they need and that they can rely upon. We have experience with all types of moves including:
High-Value Moves (such as antiques, collectibles, artwork, etc.)
Complex Moves (such as pianos, fragile items, oversized items, etc.)
Residential Moves (from apartments to large multi-bedroom homes)
We offer additional services as well, such as packing supplies and packing services in order to help make your move easier. Our team of expert long distance movers is able to help you tackle any move big or small and covering a few hundred miles, or a few thousand. If you need short or long term storage of your items for any reason, we can help with that as well. We would be happy to help you locate suitable long term storage that will fulfill your needs. If you need short term storage of items as you are preparing to move, for example, boxes that you have already packed and just need them out of the way, we can help with that as well. When the big moving day arrives, our team will preload the stored items onto the truck before arriving at your place so that everything else can be loaded together.
We work with you to understand exactly what it is that you need us to do, and explain our process to you in precise detail. We put everything in writing, and are happy to answer any questions you have. We also offer free advice on how to help make your move easier and provide you with a great moving checklist to ensure that everything is ready for the big day when it arrives. You can get started by calling us at (888) 660-2801 or by using our online system to begin your free quote. We can’t wait to help you with your long distance moving needs.
Moving can be a headache, but choosing the right moving company can make it a lot easier. Let us help you with your move by providing you with the professional long distance moving services that you need to get everything done and transported on time, safely, and on budget. Your new adventure awaits and the first step is getting the move out of the way, we can help, call us today.