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 moving services to ensure your items arrive safely to your new destination. When moving long distance, it’s important to be specific and to ask questions about how your items will be wrapped, where they will be during transport, and when they will arrive to 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 since it’ll be a long cross country trip and you will want your belongings to arrive in the same condition you left them.

An Attentive Long Distance Department

Not only does it take time to have your items transported cross country, it can also be a nerve-wrecking process because you never know what can go wrong. However, if your respective 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. After all, 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 and in most cases, the items are transported on the same day. On the other hand, when moving from one coast to another, your items will be safer when wrapped with more than one layer of blankets or boxes. It is likely these items will be transported from the origin to a storage facility and then a trailer so protecting your belongings as much as you can 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, so be it. However, we can assert 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 that can visit your home or bring your items to their facility and crate it on the spot. Ready to move but not sure what’s going to happen with that expensive chandelier? 

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 should not expect your items to arrive in one business day. However, if you need to move in by the 20th of the month, it’s best you 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 for when your items will arrive. After all, no one wants to be in the limbo about when their bed is going to show up at their new home. FlatRate offers guaranteed delivery dates.

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