Three Differences Between Local and Long Distance Moving
The differences between local and long distance moving go far beyond the miles you travel to your new destination. This article points out three very significant distinctions between the two:
- Preparation time: Long distance moving requires more lead time and poses many logistical problems that a local moving does not have. For example, suppose your new home is a few states away. In that case, you won’t be able to travel to your new neighborhood often, which means getting a good “lay of the land” becomes more difficult. You’ll need to do plenty of internet research to find important locations such as post offices, emergency rooms, drug stores, etc. You can travel back and forth to your new home in a local move and get acquainted with your new neighborhood much faster.
- Cost differences: Local moves usually cost much less than a long distance move. In short, the further you move, the more expensive it will be. To reduce the expense of a long distance move, make sure to do a thorough inventory of your possessions and donate/eliminate items you do not need. Lightening your load will reduce costs! Learn more here.
- You’ll have to pack differently: On long distance moves, your items will be stored in a moving truck for an extended period. Because of this, you’ll have to be extra careful when packing. Remember, the longer your items are in the truck, the chance for damage or breakage increases. A good mover will always do everything they can to reduce or minimize breakage. But if you don’t pack appropriately for a long distance move, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when you arrive at your new home.
Finally, it is essential to do your research and find a quality mover with local and long haul experience (link to your home page). These companies are uniquely equipped to handle long hauls and deal with the many challenges of navigating neighborhoods across the country.
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