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April 04, 2022

Tips for Your Next Long-Distance Move from A Reputable Moving Company in Austin

packing for a long-distance moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Being professional movers in Austin, we understand that moving long-distance across the country is fairly chaotic, to put it mildly. For the success of your upcoming cross-country move to be guaranteed, the best choice is for you to employ a master strategy of what you'll do each and every step of the way.

Luckily, there are various recommendations that can make your long-distance move a bit less stressful and less disorderly. They include:

1. Create a moving strategy ASAP

You're just about to move everything you own lots of miles away. That kind of big endeavor requires a detailed plan! Write down each moving-related process which needs to be carried out and after that sort out the tasks in order of necessity.

A moving checklist will help you organize your time and energy properly and ensure everything is in the right position prior to and after moving.

2. Lighten the load

With long-distance moves, the cost of your move is generally dependant upon the weight of the things you would like moved. The more items you have, the more you end up paying. Therefore, it's a good idea to first go through your belongings and determine what to keep and what to give up.

Place stuff aside to sell or donate and also throw away items that are damaged or worn out. By doing so, you will save time on packing as well as money on travel-related resources.

3. Get various moving quotes provided by dependable moving companies

One of the best approaches to move cross country is with a reliable moving company in Austin. Having said that, prior to deciding to hire a moving company in Austin, ensure that you acquire in-home quotes from multiple distinct companies for comparison. A moving representative should be able to visit your residence (or meet up with you via video call) and carry out a visual survey of all the items you will be moving. This enables them to supply you with a detailed estimate for your move.

4. Ensure your mover is properly insured and licensed

It is rather sad that in the present world, rogue movers are on the increase. In order to avoid plummeting into one of these moving scams, determine if your professional mover in Austin is licensed through looking them up in the FMCSA's database using their U.S. DOT number.

5. Update crucial documents such as your license

Switching your address includes updating your personal information in several spots. It gets even more complex when making a long-distance move. You need to update your driver's registration and also license as well as other necessary documents.

6. Packing

Packing is surely an arduous job, especially for a long-distance move. It is a complicated task that will need careful planning, time, and plenty of assistance, either from family or friends. If not completed properly, this is one of the more crucial areas in the moving process which could lead to a disaster.

Fortunately, employing professional movers in Austin to pack your belongings is effective in reducing a great deal of pressure and give you enough time to concentrate on other things to do. Professional packing saves you more time in addition to helps ensure the safe transport of your valuable items to your destination.

7. Relax and calm down

Moving your whole life will be both a process and a commitment. Therefore, the best thing to do in the course of such times is to settle down. At the conclusion of the day, your things will be packed, and everything will get to your new house. A go-with-the-flow mind state will also help you sleep well at night.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we understand that moving across several states is usually hectic. For that reason, we are devoted to moving you without problems and damage free across the country without having problems, no headaches, and no hang-ups. Give us a call today for more information and to get started on your free quote.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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