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Moving Away

If you’re planning to move long distance, there are a few tips to keep in mind to make the trip a success. A benefit of hiring long distance movers NJ companies offer is that you won’t have to load your belongings on a truck and secure them, allowing you to focus on getting the smaller details organized for the move. Another benefit is that most moving companies have people who can drive the truck for you so that you can drive your own vehicle to the new location.

Make a plan well ahead of when you are moving. Contact the moving company to secure a truck and the equipment that you will need a few months ahead of schedule. Set aside enough money for the moving truck as well as any equipment that you need to rent and the supplies that are needed to pack your belongings, such as tape and boxes. Speak with a few different moving companies to get an estimate for the services that are provided instead of using the first one that you contact. Someone can usually come to the home to see how much you need to move to give an almost exact estimate instead of guessing how much you’ll have to spend based on what you tell them.

When you’re moving long distance, it’s often a good time to downsize some of the things that you have in the home. Your new home might have the appliances that you need, so you won’t need to take the ones that you have. An option would be to sell them or leave them for the person who buys or rents your home. A garage sale is an option to help with getting rid of things you no longer need while making a little extra money as well.

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Our Moving Experience

I don’t really enjoy moving, even if it is to a nicer house and neighborhood.  It is a lot of hard work, packing boxes and labeling them.  I would much rather use a service that will come to our home and pack things the way we want them.  My biggest fear is that something will be damaged in the move.  This is why I want to document any damage we already have ahead of time so that if there is any new damage we can bring it to the attention of the movers.

I want to work with the movers and establish a good relationship early on.  IF we can work together to plan our move, I am confident that we will be satisfied with the moving service.  I have only moved locally here, but when I husband was in the navy, he tell me that he moved half way around the world.  Was he satisfied with the movers? In most cases he was.  He said there was some damage but he was either paid replacement value or the item was repaired.

When you are planning a move whether it is local or across the country, make sure you do your research.  Find local movers you are satisfied with and if you can read testimonials about the moving company you are doing your homework.

I don’t really like moving, but if it improves my families situation, I am willing to move anywhere.  Have you had good or bad experiences while moving?   I know one thing, I don’t want a do-it-yourself move.

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