Hiring long distance movers means hiring a company with your most valued possessions for an out-of-state, or at least out of town move. It’s a big decision and you’ll want to make sure the company you choose has what it takes to get the job done right, and get it done on schedule.
What’s Your Game Plan?
Before you get a quote from the long distance movers you’re considering, get your dates nailed down. You don’t want to end up in a new place hundreds of miles away, only to find out your items won’t arrive for weeks.
On the other hand, you definitely don’t want the moving truck to beat you to the destination. That means you’ll end up having to pay for storage and perhaps added moving costs. Nailing down your moving schedule is an important first step. The best long distance moving companies will work with you to come up with a schedule that works for everyone involved.
Arm Yourself to Negotiate
Before you start the process of negotiating with long distance movers, arm yourself with some important knowledge that will help you get the right price. You’ll want to know exactly how many miles it is to your destination to make sure you are going to pay the appropriate mileage fees.
Research fuel prices in the areas the movers will travel through. If you know the types of trucks the company is using, this may give you some negotiating leverage. However, some long distance movers set mileage prices periodically and don’t negotiate. Remember, the cost of maintaining the trucks and hiring someone to drive them is factored into the mileage estimate, so keep your expectations reasonable.
Get an In-Home Consultation
An in-home visit will give the local movers a better idea of how to tackle the moving process. Taking the time to do a walk-through will allow the company to give you a much more accurate quote. Take the representative on a thorough walk-through and let them know which items you’ll be boxing up yourself, and what you want them to pack up.
Not having a thorough walk-through done before long-distance moves could lead to added, unexpected costs. You want to have a quality job done at an affordable price.
Be Prepared On Moving Day
Having everything ready to move is crucial. If the long distance movers expect you to have all the boxes packed and taped, it needs to be done. Being unprepared on moving day could lead to delays that will end up costing you money and time. If you want the company to stick to their schedule, you’ve got to stick to yours.
Call First Choice Moving
Give First Choice Moving a call at 1-877-500-6683. We have extensive experience with long distance moves and can give you a great price on jobs of all sizes. We’ll make sure a trained, knowledgeable professional is there to help you make the complicated process of long distance moves easy to deal with. Contact us today for a consultation. You won’t regret it.