Solutions to Common Long-Distance Moving Issues

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Long distance moving

When moving long distance, there are many factors that go into making sure your move goes off without a hitch. From packing in an organized fashion, using proper packing materials, and making sure your belongings stay together the entire trip, you want to make sure your moving company partners with you for a smooth moving experience. 

Damaged Items

When valuables and furniture are not packed correctly, they risk getting damaged. If you pack your items yourself, make sure you use proper packing materials, including sufficient bubble wrap and packing paper to protect fragile belongings. Our professional packers can pack for you and will make sure that every item, including all awkwardly-shaped pieces of furniture, mirrors, vases, dishes, pieces of art, and other valuables are packed in the safest way to get them from your old home to your new one in the same condition in which they started.

Lost Belongings

Many moving companies switch trucks in the middle of a long-distance move or they put some of your belongings in a shared truck with another customer. Both of these situations can lead to lost or misplaced belongings. At Big John’s Moving, we use the same truck from start to finish and we never combine the belongings of more than one customer in a single truck. That means the truck you get will be exclusively for your belongings and will be the same truck that arrives at your new home.

Different Travel Regulations and Permit Requirements

If you are moving out of state, you may not realize that different states have different rules about what kinds of roads trucks can travel on and what size trucks on the road can be. Other states also may require different permits for your moving truck. A quality moving company like Big John’s Moving is up-to-date on all the regulations and permits required in different states so that your move goes smoothly, but some moving companies may not take those things into consideration. Make sure to ask about out-of-state road regulations when hiring movers.

Moving long distance can seem daunting and overwhelming, but with the right moving company, the process will be exciting and less stressful. At Big John’s Moving, it is our priority to make sure your long-distance move goes smoothly, without issue, and without avoidable delays.