Tips for Moving Long Distance

It is a well-known fact that long-distance moving is an often-complex process. Selecting a reputable moving company and familiarizing yourself with long-distance moving terms will help in lowering your relocation costs and in reducing stress levels. This Alpha Moving and Storage article concentrates on some of the most important tips and advice our relocation experts have to offer. 

Beginning your Moving Preparations 

Most experts will tell you to start preparing for your move at least six weeks in advance. Don’t wait for the very last moment to contact movers. Reputable service providers are likely to be booked solid at least two weeks in advance. 

For lowering your relocation costs, we highly advise that you pack non-breakables, such as books and files, on your own. You can contact your Alpha Moving and storage representative to check for box delivery options and specials. 

Searching for Moving Companies 

You don’t have to search for your movers online. Sometimes, good old-fashioned referrals are the best way to go. Ask your family, friends, and neighbors if they can recommend a moving service provider. 

If you are searching online, be sure to search for local moving service providers in your area and to verify each and every mover’s reputation. 

Understanding how Long Distance Moving Works

Long-distance moving is charged either by weight or space, as customers need to pay for the relative part of the delivery trailer their shipment will occupy. We recommend that you call our Alpha Moving and Storage sales and service center for an in-depth explanation regarding long-distance basic charge units, additional costs, and storage options.   

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  • Avatar Brandon Smith ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    I completed a move last month with Alpha Movers, and was super pleased with their service. I've moved a lot in the past 6-7 years, and have used a … More handful of different moving companies, and this was for sure the easiest / smoothest move of all of them. The crew showed up and finished right on time, and were very professional and careful with my things (perhaps even more so than I would've been myself!). Their office staff was also very professional and responsive. I hope I don't have to move again soon, but in any case, I would absolutely use Alpha Movers again.
  • Avatar Amanda Mayberry ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I had a great experience with Alpha Moving & Storage!
    When I initially contacted, Marc was responsive and helped get an on-site estimate set up. Andrew
    … More came out and took inventory of all my moving items to provide an estimate, so there would be no hidden costs. He was professional, thorough and gave great peace of mind.
    Day of the move, the movers showed up on time and ready to go. They were professional and very efficient taking stock of everything and getting the move underway. The entire 1 bedroom apartment was moved out and moved in within 3.5 hours door-to-door, even with the rainy conditions.
    The four movers worked super efficiently together and had a great system in place. They were professional and detailed making sure everything was placed in the desired location in the new space. Having the estimate done in advance was also very helpful as the only difference in price was to account for tax. It was nice to have no big surprises with moving costs and keep within budget.
    Alpha was recommended to me by my realtor and I would also highly recommend using them for your next move!
  • Avatar Emily Schnell ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Alpha Moving did a wonderful job helping us move into our new apartment! They quickly got multiple large pieces of furniture out of a suburban house and … More into a 4 story walk-up apartment in the city. The movers themselves were very gracious and went out of their way to help us set the furniture up and make sure everything fit into our space. Their prices and quality were unbeatable and they were very timely, communicative and prompt the day of. I would highly recommend them and will be using them again in the future!


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