Long distance moving is often a daunting, complicated and fairy expensive affair. Following are some helpful tips that can help to completely change your relocation experience and make it much less stressful.

The Importance of Starting Your Process Early

This may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised to learn how many people wait until the last minute to begin their long distance moving preparations. By starting your preparations early, at least four-to-six weeks in advance, you will lower both the stress levels and the price of the move. Especially during the highly busy summer months, last minute moves will be more expensive. Contacting your movers early will also allow you enough time to do some self-packing, helping you in further reducing moving costs.

Packing and Packing-Related Issues

As mentioned above, self-packing can help in reducing the moving costs. Ask your moving and relocation service if you can purchase packing materials and have them delivered to your doorstep. Pack a few boxes each day and start your packing preparations at least two weeks prior to the moving date.

Utilizing your Relocation Service Provider to Lower Costs

Keep in constant contact with your moving and relocation service provider. Providing timely updates can help you in avoiding price increases. If you are purchasing additional items, especially if a long distance move is involved, be sure to update your relocation consultant immediately. To try and further lower your moving costs, try to hold a garage sale, or donate some of your unwanted items to a charity organization.

For further long distance moving tips contact our Alpha Moving and Storage sales and dispatch offices in Jersey City NJ.

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    We’ve moved a few times recently and had bad experiences. The folks at Alpha were responsive, courteous, and professional. They showed up to our home before … More the move to walk through and make sure we both understood the services provided and to give a realistic quote. They came in at budget and are comparable to other companies we reached out to. The crew worked with us and asked questions as the day went along and—believe it or not—nothing was broken. We’re hoping to stay put for a long time in our new home, but if we have to move again, we’ll be giving them a call.
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    I've used Alpha for 4 recent moves. I keep coming back to them because they are professional, timely and courteous. They go out of their way to accommodate … More my requests. I can't imagine using a different company.
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    Alpha and their crew were amazing! Don’t waste your time calling the others movers listed on Hoboken Girl! Just call Alpha! Alpha was recommended to my … More by a friend who has used them multiple times. Let’s be honest, moving sucks. Alpha took the stress out of it and showed up exactly on time. I had to move my apartment into storage and on short notice. All the other movers said they were not available or quoted me over $3k. Alpha provided me a full pack and partial pack option and explained it was an estimate and I would be billed based on time and items. Well, I ended up doing a majority of the packing myself and they only charged for time and items which was significantly less than the original estimate. They also managed to get my whole apartment into a 10x10 storage unit. I was amazed!


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