Are you searching for an Albany long distance moving company? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Since 1952, we’ve provided superior moving services at fair prices and helped thousands of customers enjoy a hassle-free moving experience. As a Wheaton World Wide agent, we’re part of a nationwide network of top moving professionals. That means we can take care of your move anywhere in the country! Our experts have put together some of our top tips when planning a long distance move!

Reserve Your Moving Date as Soon as Possible

You might be wondering how far in advance you should reserve your moving date with the company of your choice. The answer is NOW. Here’s why: Top moving companies will often book up well in advance—especially during the busy summer months. The sooner you make your reservation, the better chance you’ll have at getting a spot with your first choice of Albany movers!

Choose a Trusted Albany Moving Company

All moving companies are not the same, so be sure you’re handing over your belongings to movers worthy of your trust. Read—and heed—customer reviews about any moving company you’re considering. Also, choose movers with an affiliation with a major van line (like our affiliation with Wheaton World Wide Moving). That means the company has the needed licenses to complete household moves that cross state lines. If your movers do not have such an affiliation, ask them if they are licensed to complete interstate relocations.

Properly Coordinating Your Moving Dates

It probably won’t be a big deal if there are a few days lapse between moving out of your old home and into your new home—unless you don’t know about it in advance. Here’s the deal: a long distance move involves more than packing and hauling; it’s also about carefully coordinating the different legs of the journey to minimize the chance of any unpleasant surprises. Ask your mover if they have storage options just in case you need temporary storage during your move.

Protect Your Belongings During the Move

Did you know that moving companies are required by law to provide free valuation coverage? It’s true, but will that coverage fully protect you in the event of a loss? Probably not. Valuation coverage provides reimbursement based on the weight of the item rather than on the actual value. Additional coverage, called Full Replacement Value Protection, is an optional product that covers items based on their value. Ask your mover what options they have for Full Value Protection coverage.

What to Move. What to Toss.

Reducing the amount of belongings that go on the moving truck lowers your moving bill—and here are two ways to save.

  • Move small valuable items, such as jewelry and small pieces of art, with you. This reduces the amount of Full Value Protection coverage you’ll need and gives you peace of mind that your belongings are safe.
  • Donate things you no longer use rather than moving these items to your new home. Give away furniture, clothing, and other items you no longer love and start fresh when setting up your new home.

Learn More About Our Highly Reviewed Albany Long Distance Movers

Don’s Moving & Storage provides full-service long distance moving that includes packing, custom crating, storage, furniture protection, and more. As proud Wheaton World Wide agents, we can handle your move anywhere in the country! Call our Albany long distance movers for more information or fill out our online form now to schedule a free consultation.