A long-distance move requires a different approach from moving across the town or state. While a cross-state or local move can feel a tad similar in the sense you’re uprooting and establishing somewhere different, you still have the advantage of familiar geography and customs. 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 unfinished business to attend to, you won’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 process, loading, and moving of all your belongings.
That said, every move is different. At Element Moving and Storage, 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 just 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. Unfortunately, that technology is still about three hundred years off. Thankfully, no one has to wait that long for a similar level of service.
For about a decade going strong now, we’ve put meticulous detail into every long-distance move we’ve handled. You receive the exact level of preparation you demand, whether it’s full packing and loading, or handling the items you wish to handle and allowing us to do the rest. It’s your choice.
Long-distance moves might also be a little messier, logistically, than local. The timing of your move-in day, for example, may not coordinate with the day you’re supposed to leave the old location. In these scenarios, it’s important to have a safe storage option that allows you the freedom to move at your convenience. Element Moving and Storage has a warehousing option that can store your belongings for a long-distance move until it’s time to make the journey. From there, we 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 Department of Transportation 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 is. Many moving companies intentionally structure their pricing in a confusing manner, designed to “maximize earnings.” They have fees for mileage, shipping and handling, special items, unloading, and placement. In other words, they do everything they can to charge you as much money as possible.
At Element Moving and Storage, we believe in sorting everything out ahead of time and working with you to save costs. We want to offer the most affordable service possible, without sacrificing any quality. You’ll pay a rate directly correlated to the size of your move, and you’ll know exactly what it is before our trucks roll off the lot.
The stress of a long-distance move only compounds when you have to worry about unloading the items you just picked up and transported across the country. While a lot of movers consider their jobs are done the moment they pull your stuff off the trailer, we won’t force you to handle the unloading and placement on your own. We’ll help you set up in your new location.
Our movers will take your boxes to their designated rooms, saving you from any unnecessary back-straining work. We’re able to do that because we can put in extra time properly conducting inventory, and labeling boxes. Our services also include disassembling and reassembling furniture. When you choose us, you won’t have to sleep on the floor for the first two weeks in your new home out of exhaustion.
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 expect, and we’ll handle the rest. Contact us today for a free consultation and quote.