When planning your upcoming cross-country move, it’s important to keep your focus on your health and family, rather than being overwhelmed by a surplus of logistical concerns. The next chapter of your life is going to be exciting and adventurous, and we want to do our part to keep you excited about your move, rather than anxious.
Here are five benefits to using professional movers when moving cross-country:
1.) Your Cross-Country Movers Handle the Heavy Lifting
Quite literally, your movers will be able to take the strenuous labor of moving off your hands. Many of our movers are current or retired athletes and have the strength to move all of your boxes and appliances onto the moving truck with ease. No need to worry about how you’re going to be able to lift a heavy dresser or multiple boxes within a short timeframe; the movers will handle everything. As your highly-trained movers are working, you can take a moment to pause and reflect on the memories you’ve made in the home you’re leaving, and dream about the new experiences you’ll have in your new location.
2.) Your Cross-Country Movers Can Help with Packing for Your Move
Many people take a look at their inventory ahead of their move and predict an idea of how long it might take them to pack. Most of the time, the packing process takes far longer than we originally anticipate. To prepare accordingly, estimate a realistic timeline, then tack on a few extra hours so you’re not frantically packing the night before your move.
For those who would rather bypass this process entirely, many moving companies such as Gentle Giant offer packing services, which are customized to meet the needs of any move. You can choose from full packing services for the entire house, partial packing services for particular rooms or areas of the home in which you could use an extra hand, or unpacking services once you’ve arrived at your destination.
3.) Your Cross-Country Movers Will Supply the Necessary Protection for Your Items
To protect your items in-transit, reliable movers will use moving pads to properly wrap and secure certain items in your inventory. The moving company will already have these materials on hand ahead of your move, which means you don’t need to worry about purchasing these items separately, which is a great benefit compared to those performing their move independently.
4.) Your Cross-Country Movers Will Select the Best Moving Truck for Your Needs
The average person will underestimate the size of the truck they will need for moving all of their items safely. Renting a moving truck independently of a moving company means you are stuck with the logistical issue of not having enough room for your belongings, which may need to be left behind or shipped at a later date. The logistical headache this can bring forth is completely preventable and unnecessary when you choose to work with a professional moving company instead.
5.) Your Cross-Country Movers Can Assist You with Storage Services
Depending on the long-distance move you’ll be making, you’ll likely find storage services to be an extremely helpful part of your process. You might have a surplus of boxes you don’t need to unpack right away, and storage can prevent overcrowding in your new home.
When discussing your cross-country move with your move consultant, inquire about their storage services and how the payment process works. Many companies offer perks such as a discounted rate when purchasing a certain number of vaults. Once you’ve arranged for certain times to go into storage, you’ll have one less area of the home to stress about and unpack at your destination.
To get a quote for your cross-country move, use our moving estimate request form and inventory checklist, or call us at 800-442-6863 to speak with a move consultant and find out how we can assist you with your cross-country move.