3 Tips On How To Prepare For a Long Distance Move

Check the following 3 tips on how to prepare for a long distance move and talk with movers Pasadena Ca for more info!

  1. Downsize your moving list and pack only what needed. With a long distance move, the cost of your move is going to be dependent on the weight of the items you transport. The more you ship, the more you will have to pay. It is usually a good idea to take the time to thoroughly sort your belongings and decide what you still use and what you can get rid of. Consider holding a garage sale before your move or donating unneeded items to organizations like the Red Cross or the Salvation Army. Also take a moment to consider if you will no longer need certain items at your new home. Depending on the new geographic details, packing some items would be useless. For example, it would odd at least to pack fluffy sweaters if you are moving to Florida or California.
  2. Get moving estimates. It is recommended to get an in-home estimate, in order to accurately estimate the labor hours and the final moving cost. With an in-home moving estimate, a move representative from the local moving company will come to your home to do a visual survey of all the items you are moving. This allows them to give you an accurate price for your move. If a company you are speaking with does not want to perform an in-home survey, be wary. This should be a red flag and in fact, you may be working with a broker that will subcontract the move to the cheapest mover in the area.
  3. Check your rights before the move. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates all long distance moves. Their Rights and Responsibilities booklet describes exactly what the moving company’s responsibilities are and what your responsibilities are.

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