While moving to a new home is exciting, leaving friends and family behind is never easy, especially if you shared the same neighborhood for many years. What can make that process even more difficult is finding the right long-distance moving services. This step is critical to ensure that your items arrive safely at your new destination. When moving long-distance, it’s important to be specific and to ask questions. How will your items be wrapped, where will they be during transport, and when will they arrive at your new home? If you’re moving from New York City to California, it is best to request custom wood crating for your most fragile items. It’ll be a long cross-country trip and you want your belongings to arrive in excellent condition!

An Attentive Long Distance Department

Not only does it take time to have your items transported cross country, but it can also be a nerve-wracking process because you never know what can go wrong. But if your long-distance department is always ready to assist you, that can put you at ease. The more available the department is, the easier it will be for you to make any changes or ask questions about your move. No one wants to deal with a company whose employees never pick up the phone- especially when it comes to your most prized possessions.

Double Wrapping and Packing

Most local moves require one layer of packing for items as they won’t be going too far. In most cases, the items are transported on the same day. When moving long-distance, your items will be safer wrapped with more than one layer of blankets or boxes. These items will likely be transported first to a storage facility and then to a trailer. This means that protecting your belongings is imperative! While these services might be offered at an additional charge, it is beneficial to invest in your prized possessions and keep your items safe.

Custom Wood Crating

For those who have expensive art pieces, lamps, and chandeliers, we hope you’re not just planning to wrap those in blankets or boxes. Unless you’re a fan of Picasso’s work and like your pieces distorted, that is! We know that most people want to protect their valuable items as much as they can. With custom wood crating services, your belongings will stay safer than ever. Inquire with your chosen moving company and ask if they offer such services. Most companies have skilled carpenters on staff that can create your item on the spot. 

Guaranteed Delivery Dates

While it’s good to be patient, it’s also helpful to be realistic. If you’re moving from San Francisco to Washington D.C., you know not to expect your items to arrive in one business day. But if you need to move in by a certain day, set up your delivery date at least a month or two in advance. Your chosen moving company should also be able to give you a close estimate of when your items will arrive. After all, no one wants to be in the limbo waiting for their bed to show up! FlatRate offers guaranteed delivery dates.

Get your free moving quote with us today and be settled in your new place before you know it!