How to Hire a Long Distance Mover
Planning a long distance move? Finding a great place to live in a new state is half the battle. The other half? Actually packing up all your belongings and moving there. While we can’t help you with that first part, our expert long-distance movers have years of experience relocating families across state lines. Here are some of their top tips.
- Know what you’re looking for. There are two types of movers you will consider when you’re moving out of state. The first, and arguably most important, is your origin mover. This is the local company that will help you at your current home. They’re responsible for packing your belongings and moving them out of your house, and oftentimes, setting up the transit of your shipment from your current home to your new one. If you need help unloading your moving trucks or moving into your new home, you’ll also want to research a destination mover. This is the moving service that will assist you with the process of unpacking in your new location.
- Check the reviews. You’ll want to ensure that every moving service you use is reputable and competent, but that’s especially true for your origin mover, since they will be in charge of actually setting up the transportation for your belongings. Research origin movers carefully using sites like Yelp and Angie’s List to see how other customers have fared, since previous customer experience is a good indicator of the level of service you will receive. We’re happy to say that more than 60 percent of our business at Orange Movers is made up of repeat customers.
- Look for Licenses. Before you consider using any moving service, check to ensure they have the proper licensing. All long-distance moving companies should be certified with the U.S. Department of Transportation, and you can easily look up any moving company you are considering by name on the U.S. D.O.T. website. If your moving company is using a third-party van or truck service to transport your belongings, you will also want to make sure that the company is AMSA certified by the Federal Highway Administration.
To get a quote for your long-distance move from Florida, get in touch with Orange Movers or check out our free moving quote calculator here.