Answered by Staff WriterApril 15, 2013
The old adage "The only stupid question is the one left unasked," is a wise way to think, especially when making a long-distance move. Relocating to a far-off region brings up many questions that must be answered before you even consider changing your address. How long will it will it take for my belongings to arrive to my new residence? How are my materials going to be protected during transport? If my household items are harmed, what compensation will the company provide?
And the list goes on.
There is an answer for any question you have, you just have to ask. So with a pen and paper in hand, jot down your concerns and confidently inquire. 10 important questions to begin with include, how long has the company been in business, what types of estimates do they give and are they covered by worker's compensation? When given answers to these questions, it is very likely you will come up with more inquiries about your long-distance move.
Planning for a long distance move, unlike a less lengthy relocation, entails more money and time than shorter moves, a fact you must take into consideration. Making an affordable long-distance budget and planning a probable time frame to transport your household are two of the first things to consider when relocating far away. In doing so, you will be better prepared to handle the need for unexpected finances or time constraints you had not imagined.
It is also important to research the region you are moving to so you and your family will be familiar with the area when arriving. Things to consider when making an out-of-state move are the job market, housing affordability, educational resources, climate and culture. With so much to ask and consider, moving long-distance will surely take a lot of energy. But with the right information and a positive attitude, making the far away move can be an exciting venture, a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget.
Movers.com encourages you to share your long-distance moving experience by taking the short time to write a moving review. To begin your journey on the right step, visit Movers.com for a list of companies and quotes. Remember knowledge is power, and the more information you have, the more prepared you will be.