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 Holly M ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    During a difficult week with unplanned events, I had to change the date of my move last minute. Alpha was extremely accommodating & was able to reschedule … More for another day that week. Everyone from the booking team to the movers were fantastic! They truly made me feel at ease at a time that could’ve been super stressful. The team packed and handled my belongings so efficiently and with great care! If you are looking to move, do not bother calling another company.. Alpha is the only choice!
  • Avatar Lori Barr ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Excellent experience with Alpha. From my initial phone call with Marc, to the assessment with Andrew, to packing and moving day, everything was top notch! … More
    This is my first time having a premium moving service pack for me so I was astounded by how thorough, fast and organized the process was.
    The move itself was seamless. Not a scratch on anything. They were a professional, friendly and hardworking team. They were prompt and skilled so I knew we were in good hands.
    I highly recommend Alpha for even the most discerning customers.
  • Avatar Marcia Gailes ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I researched many moving companies and felt the most comfortable and at ease with Alpha Moving. From the free virtual estimate to the completion of moving … More day, I knew my family’s move was in great hands. The movers were punctual, polite, efficient, and thorough. They made our move practically effortless. Every member of the team was kind, professional, and personable. Andrew and his team were phenomenal. Care was taken with all of the items, houses, doors, etc. I would highly recommend Alpha to anyone looking for a quality moving company.