So you’re about to make a move. A BIG move. Somewhere that requires more than just a few trips with your friend’s pickup truck or a rental van. If you have looked for a Long Distance Moving Company before, then you know what to look out for. If you’re new to long distance moving, there are some things to watch out for. Mistakes that can turn a long-distance move into a long-distance headache before you can ask where the next truck stop is.
Mistake #1: Leaving It To The Last Minute
We know that moving is a special kind of chaos. From packing and purging to tying up loose ends and changing your address on important documents, the list seems never ending. Of course, you don’t intend to leave finding a long-distance mover to the last minute and we know it can easily get pushed to the bottom of your ‘to do’ list day after day. This is one of the biggest mistakes that first time long distance movers make. Which is understandable…and totally avoidable.
Here’s the thing, as much as finding the right moving company might seem like the very last thing that needs to get done—all they have to do is pack your stuff into a truck right?—it’s something that you want to do early on in the moving process. Finding the right moving company can take time and you want to be sure they are able to move your valued belongings at a time that’s right for you. It will save you a lot of discomfort, scheduling conflicts and stress on both ends of your move.
Mistake #2: Thinking All Moving Long Distance Moving Companies Are The Same
At the end of the day, the most important thing is that your possessions make it to their destination on time and looking just as great as when you—or your long-distance moving company—packed them up, right? So it’s understandable that first time long-distance movers can think that all long-distance moving companies are the same. This is simply not the case. Of course, you’ll soon know this because you’re not going to make Mistake #1 and wait until the last minute to find the right company for you.
Here’s the honest truth: while prices can be competitive between long-distance moving companies, there’s no price tag that can be put on your peace of mind knowing that, from start to finish, your moving company is looking out for you. It’s demanding enough having to pack up your life and move somewhere far away without you having to worry the whole time if your stuff is going to arrive on time and in one piece. So you want to find a company that has the standards you need to ensure a smooth and stress-free move.
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At AMJ Campbell Movers Red Deer, we have been helping people just like you make those big life moves for over 22 years. So yeah, we know what it takes to make sure your long-distance move goes according to plan.