Archive for July, 2010
Moving can be a difficult endeavor, unless you take into consideration a few good tips, especially when it comes to long distance movers.
Begin by researching your new community. Contact the new Chamber of Commerce and ask for literature. If your long distance movers will deliver you to a home you purchased, contact the realtor for any information regarding your new neighborhood. Schools, shopping centers, major highways, first responders and even dry cleaners are a good starting point.
Speak with your soon-to-be local police department to determine if any restrictions exist of parking a moving van on your new street.
When contracting for long distance movers, keep in mind that your possessions will be exposed to many miles in the back of a truck. There will be a greater likelihood of damage brought on by long distance movers. In most cases, this will not occur as a result of negligence, but simply the extended length of travel.
Depending on the value of your property, consider full coverage insurance. This type of policy is the most expensive, but will offer replacement coverage on all of your items, should long distance movers damage or lose them.
As you create a list of preferred long distance movers, be sure to research them. Visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website (www.fmcsa.dot.gov/). The FMCSA is a branch of the Department of Transportation. All long distance movers and short haul movers must be registered with this federal group. Also, speak with acquaintances that have recently moved for their opinions, as well as the Better Business Bureau.
Long distance movers will offer to pack and unpack all of your belongings, which may be easier on you. However, there is an increased cost for this service.
When you have completed your list, contact each one of the long distance movers for quotes and services rendered.
When the big day comes, you should be prepared to relax and put your confidence in the long distance movers that you have contracted.
When you have decided that it is time for you and your family members to move from one place to another, you should get out there and find good moving companies in your area that can help take some of the pressure off of you as moving day is approaching. Some people will try and go about their move without help from moving companies because they think they can save time. However, the time and money you waste by making unprofessional mistakes may be much more of a burden on you than the money you would have spent on pro moving companies in your area. You may be able to get a reference to some great moving companies by asking friends and family members in your area who have recently moved, or you might be able to get the info you need by checking in the back of your phone book. Other people will try and find the moving companies that are best for them by searching around on the world wide web; it is so easy to just have a seat at your home computer, head to a web browser app that you prefer, and surf over to a search site. From there, you can punch in the search terms that you think will return the info that you need to pick the moving companies that are best for you; maybe something like “best local moving companies to help move a large family”. I would bet that you get all kinds of great info back about the companies in your area that can help you move in no time at all, and you can start researching their rates, services, discounts, and more! A few consult sessions and some time spent on line should yield all the info you need to make a great choice.