tips for your short-distance move

tips for your short-distance move

Options For Moving Long Distances With Your Belongings

by Otto Moilanen

When moving from one state to another or across the entire country, getting some interstate moving help can be essential to making the process easier. Some companies specialize in moving your belongings across great distances, ensuring that everything arrives intact and ready to move into your new home.

Pods Or Containers

One of the most popular ways to make an interstate move these days is to rent a pod or container to pack your furnishings and other belongings in. Have an interstate moving service pick up the loaded pod at your old home, then deliver it in a few days or a week at the new house. Pod moving and storage are popular for many reasons, and if you are going to take some time to travel between moving out of one place and into a new one, these containers can go into storage after being packed and delivered to you when you are ready.

The pod moving system also allows you to control how items are packed, but that can also be a downside if something gets broken because the moving service didn't pack it, so you become responsible for the loss. However, the cost to move using a pod or container is often less expensive than other services, so is a great way to make interstate moving affordable and convenient if you are making a significant move for work, school, or to be close to family. 

Full-Service Movers

Interstate moving help often involves hiring a full-service moving company that will arrive at your home with a large moving truck, load all your items for you, then drive them to your new home several states away. A moving company is a little more costly because they are doing all the work and taking the risk with your household items and belongings. 

When using an interstate moving company, you pack your boxes, and they will load them in the truck and then unload them at the destination. If you are also moving large furnishings or appliances, having the interstate moving help can make things much easier, especially if you are moving alone. 

The moving costs are often very reasonable, and the schedule is often similar to any moving service. Your belongings will typically arrive within a few days to a week, but depending on the moving distance and the time of year, it could take a little longer. When the truck arrives at your new home, you can direct the boxes and furnishings to the correct locations in the house and unpack them at your leisure. Any damaged items should be documented during the unloading process, and a claim filed showing the item's condition coming into the home.   

For more info, contact a local interstate moving company


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tips for your short-distance move

If you are planning a short-distance move, you may be considering taking on the moving challenge on your own. Really, how hard could it be to move all of your things a few miles up the road? I can tell you through my own personal experience that it is more difficult than you might think. If you are considering having a few friends help you by driving some pick-up trucks filled with your things and making multiple trips with the hopes of saving money, you probably won't save money. This blog contains several tips that can help you make your short-distance move easier and more affordable.