It’s more than just the distance that makes a difference when it comes to how far you move. Beyond just the mileage, decisions will vary based on the length of the relocation in general.
Let’s be honest, moving from one floor to another in the same apartment complex can be more trouble than we’d prefer. Moving an entire family across the country adds further complexities to the experience.
Hiring professional movers eases the burdens of moving no matter the distance—even a short distance move, which is generally under 100 miles and within the same state. The value of this investment, however, goes up the further the distance.
Moving Long Distance Raises Regulations
When trekking hundreds of miles and crossing a border, a long-distance move requires more consideration. Some moving companies may not even qualify for a long-distance move.
There is more regulation required and greater liability when crossing states lines, rather than moving across town. A little-known tip for moving is to brush up on the most recent regulations in your area.
Knowing your rights and responsibilities when moving either long or short distances will give you greater peace of mind.
Know The Difference Distance Makes
With the potential for overtime pay, navigating labor laws, and providing overnight lodging, only the most experienced and professional movers will know how to best handle the added complexities of a long-distance move.
As the one who is moving, it is important to keep at least a few factors in mind when your relocation involves a long-distance move:
- The weight of your possessions being moved by the moving company
- The space required to move your possessions
- The mileage between your current residence and the new place
Paying attention to these three determining elements is critical when facing a long-distance move. This is why the further the move, the more motivated any homeowner should be in purging what is no longer necessary.
A move is a great opportunity to donate belongings that your family has outgrown or no longer has use for. The more diligent with this task, the less weight and space required for the move.
The best step in preparing for a move of any distance is partnering with the right movers. Call All Points Moving & Storage at 866-421-9490 or get in touch online to learn more on preparing for your move based on distance today!