Long distance moves need a little extra TLC.
When your belongings are going the distance, extra planning is necessary to ensure that everything goes smoothly from beginning to end and everywhere in between!
HIRE A MOVING COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN INTERSTATE MOVES
As a certified Interstate Agent for Atlas Van Lines, A-1 First Class knows all about moving near and far. To get the best experience possible, make sure that you partner up with movers who have that experience.
GOING EVEN FURTHER? HIRE A MOVING COMPANY WHO KNOWS INTERNATIONAL MOVES
Don’t put your international move in just anybody's trucks. Ensure that you hire a moving company that has all the right global partnerships and can seamlessly transport your belongings whether it’s via truck, plane or ship.
KEEP ITEMS THAT YOU’LL NEED IMMEDIATELY WITH YOU
It’s likely you’ll arrive at your final destination before your belongings do. Make sure that you keep necessary items on you, such as your driver’s license, Social Security card, passport or birth certificate. You’ll also want to pack some boxes to bring along with you that have your necessities such as clothes and toiletries.
MARK EACH BOX WITH YOUR NAME
With any long-distance move, it’s possible that your own boxes will end up on the same truck as another client’s. To make sure that your boxes don’t get misplaced, or in the event that they do, having your name and other distinguishing features prominently displayed on the boxes will alert your movers so they can keep track of them.
KNOW HOW TO GET YOUR MOVERS TO YOUR NEW HOME
Long-distance moves tend to use a large tractor-trailer. If your new neighborhood is not accessible to a vehicle this size, you may have to involve a smaller moving truck so you can get your belongings transported to your final destination. Long before you pack up for your move, you should also learn about street parking rules, the busiest times of day, and whether your mover will need a permit to enter your new place. Your mover should be able to advise you.
UNDERSTAND YOUR DELIVERY WINDOW
Make sure you completely understand your delivery window. Remember that with long-distance moves, unforeseen circumstances can always arise. That's why you should have enough essential items with you personally just in case of a delay.