How to Move Cross Country
Long distance moves in just three easy steps!
1 | Create Your Listing
The first thing to note is that there is a difference between local and long distance moving companies. You'll want to be certain to list all the details of your move to ensure you only receive quotes from national movers. The next step is to take a complete and detailed inventory of the items you need shipped. Particularly the number of items, such as boxes, crates, dressers, etc. along with their approximate weight and dimensions. If you aren't sure about the actual weight or dimensions of your items that’s okay, just make a best-guess estimate. The more information you provide, the more confident moving companies are about giving lower prices. It's also a good idea to notate items that require special attention, such as a safe, piano, fine china, or any other valuable or fragile items so that moving companies can prepare themselves with any necessary specialty equipment. Next, you'll want to think about moving services, and decide whether you would like white glove moving service or if you'd prefer a more traditional moving experience, and include that in your listing. Be sure to provide your specified moving dates to make sure only available moving companies are competing for your business. Completing these extra steps helps long distance movers better plan for your move and ensures that you will be get the best estimates specific to your moving needs.
2 | Choose the Best Long Distance Moving Service
Once you have completed your listing, you will start getting quotes from moving companies. They’ll be competing against each other for your business. As the quotes come through, you can ask the moving company questions, directly, about their services. We also encourage you to review their carrier profile.
Moving companies on uShip have their own carrier profiles with their moving history, safety records, and customer rated feedback for your review. Every long-distance moving company should have a Motor Carrier (MC) number associated with their profile. This identifies them with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which tracks their safety records. You can also see what kind of cross country moves they have done in the past, as well as the experiences their previous customers had with them. Between talking to the moving companies and reviewing their carrier profiles, you can be sure you’re choosing the best long distance moving company.
3 | Cross Country Moving and Delivery
After your moving company is selected, contact them directly with any additional details about your move, questions you may have, and concerns. Communicate with them on moving day and arrival, and share any contact information for additional parties involved. This will help make a smooth move even easier. Have payment ready at the agreed upon time and please let us know if you have any trouble communicating with your movers. We are here to help before, during, and after your long distance move.
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