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Moving services—tips for first time movers

tips for first time movers

Moving services should be selected meticulously. Here are some moving tips on how to choose moving services especially for first time movers.

  • Moving services includes getting a moving truck or a moving van; getting the right moving insurance cover, getting the required moving accessories among other services.
  • As a first time mover, you need to have a cool mind. First of all you should make a moving checklist and create a folder for the move. The moving checklist might be so populated that you start to panic. DON’T. Be calm and be willing to be helped in getting the right moving services.
  • Get help! Surely you need help. It’s not a shame to ask your mother or your girlfriend to led hand for your move. Moving companies may be willing to offer their professional moving services including lifting your heavy stuff, loading and unloading your moving truck etc, but this may come at a cost. Cut that cost by asking your friends and relatives to help you.
  • Eat. Yes, I mean it. Many first time movers are so engrossed in their move that they lose appetite as they lose their mind. Even if you are not embarking on a long distance move, you should take time to eat well. This will keep your energy levels high. Get snacks and water ready for you and your movers to grab while on the move.
  • Ask questions! No one will think you are a fool if you ask the moving company you are getting moving services from about moving insurance or details about moving truck rental. It’s better to be called a fool than to find yourself in a financial mess that may land you to jail!
  • Lastly, don’t forget to ask for free moving quotes. After all they are free and they will help you to know approximately how much money you need for your move. Did I say lastly? Well this is the last thing—good luck!

Long distance moving companies —Getting ready for your interstate moving company

Long distance moving company

Long distance moving company may be coming to move you soon, but are you ready for it? Here are some tips on how to well understand a long distance move.

How long is the long distance move?

Before searching for long distance moving companies and choosing one to move you, it’s important to know what exactly a long distance move is. A long distance move is one that is longer than one hundred miles from the point of origin. A long distance move can also be described as one that crosses a state boundary line. This type of a move is different from a local move not only because of the distance involved but also for the logistics, preparations and the legal procedures required.


A Long distance moving company considers various factors before charging the client or giving moving quotes. One of the factors is the weight of your cargo. It’s hard to determine the weight of the stuff to be moved until it’s actually weighed. A long distance moving company is therefore required to explain this to clients before giving estimates so that the clients will be prepared for a final bill. Other factors include extra moving services that may arise, like loading and unloading; additional accessories like trolleys, and whether the client will require storage during the process.


Are you wondering how a mover will weigh all your stuff? Well, it’s not a very complicated task especially if you are dealing with a trusted long distance moving company. The moving company first takes the moving trucks to a government certified weighing station and gets the trucks weighed without cargo in them. After the cargo is loaded, the trucks are again weighed and the difference in weight is your cargo’s weight.

Government regulations

A long distance move is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration while state moving authorities regulate local moves. Moving things like plants or animals across some states may require extra permissions or paper work. A long distance moving company should be able to determine all what is required before the move commences.

Commercial movers tips when you’re moving your home

Commercial movers tips

Commercial movers can offer valuable tips on various moving services.
Learn some basic commercial moving tips:

Here are some tips on how you can have a stress free move while moving your home.

Make a wish

Oops, I meant to say make a list or rather a moving checklist. But a wish will do anyway. Think of all the things you’d wish for when it comes to moving. Let me guess…a stress free move, cheap but reliable commercial movers, qualified guys to load and unload your moving truck? Well, these wishes can come true. All you need to do is make a detailed moving checklist at least 8 weeks before the move day and follow it to the core. List all the important chores you must do and add more as you remember them. Find commercial movers for the move and ask for free moving quotes. Research on them and choose one who you feel is reliable.

All that stuff?

Don’t panic. Even if you are moving the world, commercial movers have done it a million times before. Just kidding, but seriously, some have done a great job there. These movers recommend that you get as many moving boxes as you can. In fact, you should get more boxes that you think you will need to avoid being stranded with no packing space. You can also utilize your suit cases to pack your stuff. Commercial movers also recommend that you should utilize wardrobe spaces to stuff some things. How about some blankets in the washing machines!

Where is my…

After the moving van delivers your stuff to the new place, you may have people around you, (even you), asking questions starting that way. To avoid this, commercial movers highly recommend that you should label your boxes well. If you have personal documents or items, label them accordingly. Movers will also tell you that you should pack related items together. Don’t miss kitchen stuff with your kids’ toys! Lastly, you can avoid this starting the packing early. Even a piano mover will tell you this!