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Are You Planning A Long-Distance Move? 3 Ways You Can Move With Ease

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If you're moving across the country, proper planning is your key to success. All moves come with challenges, but these challenges are often magnified with each mile of distance between your current home and destination. You can breathe a sigh of relief, as there are many things you can do to minimize stress and move across the country with ease.

Clean All Your Belongings

It's essential to ensure your belongings are clean when you are moving, but this step becomes critical with a long-distance move. Take a move from Macon to Phoenix, Arizona, for example. The journey between these two cities is nearly 2,000 miles.

When you consider prep time and government mandated daily driving limitations for professionals, it could easily take a week for a household goods shipment to arrive at the destination. If this were a move taking place in the summer months, the heat inside the trailer makes for a prime spot for bacterial and mold collection along soiled dishes, furniture, and other objects.

Clean all dishes before the move and wipe down all surfaces several days before packing day to ensure they have ample time to dry. You should also thoroughly clean all appliances to prevent any mold, bacteria and pest control issues.

Leave Early

There is always a level of uncertainty with long distance moves. This idea is true no matter how much planning you've put into the process. For example, you could arrive at the location and discover that the apartment is smaller than you thought or there could be a maintenance emergency.

Either of these scenarios could leave you in a situation where you may need to find another place to move. If you arrive at the same time as your belongings, this doesn't leave you with any time to make any necessary adjustments. Ideally, it's a good idea to arrive several days before your belongings so that you can prepare.

If you have friends or family in the area, it might be a good idea to ask them to finish up your move so that you can head to your destination and work out any hiccups before the arrival of your household goods.

Obtain Insurance Coverage

Professional movers are all about protecting your belongings. From the equipment they use to the manner in which they load and unload your belongings, consideration is always applied to ensure your belongings are handled with the same level of care in which you would use if you were moving yourself.

In fact, more than 80% of all moves are performed without any claimed damages, but accidents are always a possibility. All licensed moving companies must carry their own liability coverage to protect your belongings.

However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) does place valuation limits on professional movers that impact how they are able to legally cover the cost of damages and losses. If you secure your own coverage, you can think of this as an additional safety net.

When you consider the skill of professional movers and their own liability policies, this is extra coverage you likely won't have to rely on, but it is still helpful in the event the inevitable occurs.

It doesn't matter if you're moving to the Macon area from another state or you're moving away from the city, Allstar Moving & Delivery offers a variety of services that can meet your needs, including furniture arrangement, loading and unloading and short-notice emergency moves.

In addition to hands-on moving services, we are also an authorized Budget truck rental partner, with a variety of truck options to meet your needs. With over a decade of experience, let our team of trusted professionals help you move with ease.
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Macon, GA 31210
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