Long Distance Moving
A long-distance move requires a different approach from moving across town, county, or state. While a cross-state move can feel a tad similar in the sense you’re uprooting your world and establishing another, you still have the advantage of geography and customs on your side. You know how the state operates, and you know where everything is — or at least you don’t have to try as hard to figure it out. If you forget something or have a piece of unfinished business to attend to, you don’t have to travel as far to address it.
Moving to another part of the country is an entirely different experience. In one sense, it can be easier. That’s because you tend to place all your focus on a single thing at a time. You’re not juggling the full swing of your new work schedule, for example, while also coordinating the packing, loading, and moving of all your belongings.
That said, every move is different. At Element Moving, we work closely with you to ensure any relocation — long distance or otherwise — goes as smoothly as possible. Here’s how we do it.
Making the Move
The customers we serve expect more than simply getting most of their things from point A to point B in one piece. They want to make sure every part of the move goes off without a hitch. If they could simply transport their things Star Trek-style into the exact location — and in the same condition — they’d do so, no questions asked. That technology is still about 300 years off. Thankfully, no one has to wait that long for a similar level of service.
For about one decade going strong, we’ve put meticulous detail into every long distance move we’ve handled. You receive the exact level of preparation you demand, from full packing and loading to letting you handle the items you wish to handle and allowing us to do the rest. Your choice.
Long distance moves also might be a little messier logistically than the local ones. The timing of your move-in day, for example, may not coordinate well with the day you’re supposed to be out of the old location. In these scenarios, it’s important to have a safe storage option that also allows you the freedom to move at your convenience. That’s why we have a warehousing option that can store belongings for a long distance move until it’s time to make the journey. From there, we can handle the loading and delivery. You just tell us what you need, and we’ll make it happen.
We’re also members of the Southwest Movers Association and well-versed in all DOT laws and regulations. This ensures a safer, faster delivery at the new destination.
Perhaps the most intimidating factor to a long distance move is understanding what the cost of it will be. Many moving companies intentionally structure their pricing in a confusing manner designed to “maximize earnings.” They have fees for mileage, fees for shipping and handling, fees for special items, fees for unloading and placement. In other words, they do everything they can to charge you as much money as possible.
At Element Moving, we believe in sorting everything out ahead of time and working with you to save costs wherever we can without sacrificing the quality and level of service. You pay a rate directly correlated to the size of your move, and you know what that rate is before our trucks ever roll off the lot.
The stress of a long distance relocation only compounds when you’ve got to worry about unloading the items you’ve just packed up and transported across the country. While a lot of movers see their job as over the moment they pull your belongings off the trailer, forcing you to handle the last-mile unloading and placement on your own, we can help you set up in your new location.
Our movers can take your boxes to the rooms where they’ll go once unpacked, thus saving you from any unnecessary back-straining work. We’re able to do that because we can put in the extra time to properly inventory and label boxes if that’s what you want. We also can disassemble and reassemble furniture. That means you won’t have to sleep on the floor for the first two weeks in your new home because you’re too tired to do the work yourself.
Do Not Put It All on Yourself
Long distance moves are about more than the actual moving day. They’re also about establishing a new life in a new world. That takes time, and it can pull you in a lot of different directions. Let us take off some of the heat. We have flexible service and pricing options. You just tell us what you need and what you expect, and we’ll handle the rest. Contact us today for a free consultation and quote.