Planning a cross country move sometime soon? What an exciting time. You may be harboring feelings of doubt or of being overwhelmed, though, but this is no cause for concern. Just follow some tips provided by cross country moving professionals, who have seen people get nervous, get anxious and even get a little crazy.
First, land a good long distance moving company. Avoid calling on the local moving companies near you because they probably cannot handle a move like yours. They are probably equipped to take you across town, not across the country. So even though these places may be favored or even recommended by friends, they still cannot service you like a long distance moving company can service you. Look them up online or in a directory in your phone book, and dig up a little dirt (in a good way) on them to choose the most deserving long distance moving professional.
Second, let your cross country movers help you in your quest to plan out the move well in advance. These companies are known just as much for loading and unloading boxes as they are for packing and planning. They have advice and are willing to dole it out, so listen carefully to them. Even ask for a check list or links to resourceful information the long distance moving company you choose may have available. Its web site could be an invaluable resource here too, so peruse that and also do a general search for moving check lists to prepare yourself for what is to come.
Third, ask the long distance moving company for any references of other resources you may be needing in the days leading up to the move. This could include a house cleaning service, which is nice to have on hand when your house is emptied. Whatever services are on your to do list revolving around your move, see if the long distance moving company has any good places you can contact. Otherwise, complete some research and call them yourself.
Fourth, keep in contact with the long distance moving company throughout the days up to the move, but not so much so that you start to bother them. It helps for you to verify the moving date a few weeks in advance and to speak about any special considerations too. After these considerations have been made, check the rest off your list, then sit back and wait for the move to occur.
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