Calculation Long Distance Move
Long-distance moving can be an expensive experience for any family unprepared for the costs associated with long-distance movers. For those working on a tight budget, however, AFD Movers will work with you to ensure our moving rates are affordable and meet your needs.
Before your move ever begins, a member of our exceptional customer service team will visit your home to perform an evaluation. We will explore each room of the house, marking down items that will be loaded into our bio-diesel trucks for the long haul.
During this visit, we can offer a comprehensive quote for our long-distance moving services, so you understand the costs associated with the relocation process. We charge by the hour to load and unload the moving truck of all your household or office items, but we price our services fairly and affordably.
When is the best time of year for a long-distance move?
It can be tricky to know when to schedule your long-distance move. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
- If possible, try to buy a home and move during the There will be less competition when it comes to moving long-distance since home buying always decreases during the wintertime.
- If you cannot make the winter work, try to move to any other month except June or July. This part of the summer is the “moving season,” so you can expect to see an increase in moving costs.
- Take the weather into consideration. If you know a certain time of year is known for its heavy rains in your area, you might want to avoid those weeks. This could have a serious effect on the logistics of your long-distance move.
Have more questions about your long-distance? Don’t hesitate to contact AFD Movers today!
Long Distance Moving Checklist
A detailed moving checklist can make even the longest, most complex moves feel more manageable. Here are some easy-to-reference checklists to help you stay on track as you prepare to move long-distance:
3 Months Out
- Choose a move date
- Consult your landlord and let them know you’re moving
- Organize financial documents to share with your new landlord or mortgage lender
- Create a moving budget
- Look for a new place to live
- Assess your home and create “pack” and “do not pack” inventory list
- Research and get moving estimates from multiple companies
2 Months Out
- Finalize new rental or home sale
- Give notice at children’s schools
- Check-in with children’s new school
- Book movers
- Pick up packing supplies
- Update address
- Research driver’s license renewal in your new state
- Update home/auto/health insurance information with providers
- Start packing
- Hire painters and cleaners
- Donate, sell, or dispose of unwanted items
- Update utility information
1 Month Out
- Check-in with the moving company
- Pack non-essentials
- Decide what’s coming with you vs. being transported by movers
- Take the car to the mechanic to ensure it’s in good shape for the drive
- Finalize repairs to your current home/apartment
- Pack day-of bags/boxes
- Prepare your car
- Dispose of unwanted leftover items
- Coordinate with the new landlord or your realtor to ensure your new home is ready for you to move in