Tulsa Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
February 04, 2020

7 Long Distance Moving Tips

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

If you are intending a cross-country move, then you may be feeling each delighted and anxious at the same time! A long-distance move to Tulsa undoubtedly requires a lot of planning and energy. Thankfully, there are ways that you can lessen your stress, and make the transition easier for yourself, as well as your family members.

The following are 7 tips to remember:

1. Plan!

This can be the most important factor in a successful move - specifically a long-distance move. You have to be well-organized to ensure that all of your cherished possessions arrive at the final destination, that you get to your new home at the correct time, and that you have the means to hit the ground running once the move has been completed.

2. Downsize

Working to transport all of your present possessions to your new home could add a great deal of stress to your move. It may also add a lot of pointless expenses.

As opposed to trying to take all things with you, take an inventory of all the things you have that happen to be rarely used. (A great guideline is: if you've not used it in a year, then you usually do not absolutely need it.) You can attempt to sell these belongings prior to the move, or simply give them away, whether to friends and family or to a reputable nonprofit.

3. Keep Your Most Dear Belongings Close to You

Through the actual move, it's advisable to pack your most dear, prized, and crucial belongings in a separate bag or box, and keep them close at hand in your car or truck, rather than the moving van. These things may encompass valuable electronics, delicate heirlooms which were passed on through the generations, or simply crucial personal things, including toothbrushes or hair combs. Your moving company in Tulsa provides you with an index of items that need to be moved with you and not on the moving van. Give consideration to this list.

4. Make Travel Preparations Significantly in Advance

Trying to cobble together travel plans at the very last minute generally is a formula for problems. Be it airplane tickets, hotel accomodations, or arranging with a moving company in Tulsa, always endeavor to nail down all the logistics of your move at least 4 weeks in advance. That should mean significantly less pressure upon you once the big day arrives.

5. Ensure That Your Mover is Insured and Licensed

Moving cons are an unfortunate reality in the present dog-eat-dog market. Steer clear of the threat of getting a shady moving company by questioning regarding the moving company's authorization in advance. You can check on the status of an interstate mover on the FMCSA's website by keying in their U.S. DOT number.

All trustworthy moving companies in Tulsa will be able to present you with the appropriate paperwork.

6. Document the Status of Every Item Before You Head Out

Occasionally, mishaps do take place mid-move. Hence, it is wise to make a list of your belongings, and report every one's present condition pre-move. (Some people take pics of each item also.) You'll have strong data that the mover was at fault if his/her carelessness or recklessness brought on damage to your personal belongings.

7. Check Around

It is always a good idea to get estimates from multiple moving companies and contrast charges. Not only that but look into the company's standing amid previous customers as well. A little fact checking and price researching can guide you to make the best choice for the big move.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group in Tulsa, we offer trustworthy, high quality service at reasonable prices. We realize a long-distance move is usually a true hassle, and we're here to help make it easier. Get in touch with us right now to find out more.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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