Planning a long-distance move involves a lot of responsibilities, from safeguarding your belongings while they’re in transit to ensuring your items arrive at your new home on move-in day. Being fully prepared is the best way to prevent any issues, and this guide can help you do just that.
Finding a qualified moving company should be your first step. Look up companies online to check out their skill sets, how long they’ve been in business, and whether they can handle a long-distance move. If you have particularly large or fragile items, see if they offer specialty packing.
Read up on testimonials to see how previous customers have rated their service; if they don’t have any on their website, look them up on sites like Yelp and the Better Business Bureau®.
You also want to make sure movers are properly vetted. When narrowing down your options, call to ask the moving companies about their background check policies in addition to quotes. A good company will only hire reliable employees who will treat your belongings with care.
At this point, all your hard work in finding a reliable moving company will have paid off. Your movers should provide frequent updates on the progress of your belongings. Tracking will also give you an idea of when you can move into your new home.
If your mover offers door-to-door service, you can look forward to a convenient experience once your items arrive. At the new home, confirm that all of your belongings have made it unscathed by taking inventory while unpacking.
If you’re planning a long-distance move to Hawaii, JNR Global Logistics in Kapolei is here to help. All movers working for this company are rigorously vetted and must have at least 5,000 hours of prior experience before being hired. Call (808) 773-0035 to start planning, or visit the website for a complete list of services.