What’s The Difference Between Local And Long Distance Moving?

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Moving can be stressful for anyone, especially long-distance moving. There are many variables to consider: how many boxes you’ll need; what you’ll take with you and what can be purged; finding a reliable moving company to trust with your belongings. Of these things, having a reliable moving company to reduce the stress of the moving process ranks among the top necessities. 

Also worth considering is the distance of your move: are you staying local, moving across the state, or to a new state altogether? This is because local and long-distance moving are different in nature. There are a few factors that define what a local move and a long-distance move are.

Long Distance Moving 101

Long distance moving involves distances that are more than 400 miles. A long-distance move can also be called a cross-country move, a long-haul move, or an interstate move. This all depends on the actual distance of the move and the final destination. Not all moves will cross state borders. In that case, it is then referred to as a long-haul move. Local moves include distances that are less than 400 miles.

Preparing For A Long-Distance Move

These are a few things you can do to ensure that your move goes well:

Choose A Reliable Moving Company

Local movers and long distance movers differ in requirements. If you’re crossing the state line, your moving company requires a special license. If you will be making an interstate move, make sure your moving company has the correct documents, including a number license from the Department of Transportation, which can be done through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

At Allegiance Van Lines, we offer reliability and years of service that can speak for itself. You want a company you can trust that has the experience to back up their service claims.

Pack Early And Pack Well

While packing your belongings, you need to keep in mind that they will be traveling for a long time. You’ll want to pack your things with the best quality packing materials to ensure your items are safe. Delicate items should be well-cushioned, and everything else should be packed to ensure the best protection.

It will be less of a headache to start the packing process before the day of the move, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute. Make sure to leave out some clothes, hygienic necessities, any any medications so you’re not without essentials for the last few days you spend in your current home.

The packing process is also a good time to assess your possessions and determine what’s worth keeping. Set aside a special pile for donating if you come across items, you never used. The less you have to take with you, the easier the process will be.

Moving Insurance

Unexpected events can happen, no matter how careful your moving company is. We recommend purchasing moving insurance, as it is best to be prepared for any outcome.

Long-Distance Moving In South Florida

From wrapping and packing to move planning, we’ve got you covered for your long-distance move in South Florida. Our team will work with you to develop a to-do list on moving day that will ensure things are less stressful for you.

At Allegiance Van Lines, we take every precaution to prevent any damage during a busy move. To make things easier for you, we offer free storage options up to 30 days. Contact us today at (561) 210-5120 for a free quote.