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Long Distance Moving Myths: Busted

Long-distance moving DIY? Now, what could go wrong with that? A whole lot of things. Long-distance moving is no DIY project, it’s not like fixing up your yard, or building a deck on your house, it’s a ton of projects. Even if you get through the sorting and packing, there’s loading the truck – not to mention the long-distance drive with the stops for gas and the alarmingly expensive Motel 6’s. It’s only a matter of time before you realize you’ve gone way beyond your comfort level.

Myth #1: Long distance moving is cheaper and easier to do by yourself.

One of the most common myths about moving is that it’s cheaper and easier to do it yourself. In fact, its not necessarily cheaper, and it certainly isn’t easier. Long-distance moving is a tremendous challenge. When inexperienced people try to move on their own, a lot of time, money and energy can get wasted without achieving satisfactory results. When you hire professional movers, you’re guaranteed speed and efficiency and people with the know-how to handle problematic situations.

At Colonial Van Lines the first time is the only time. As soon as our experienced professional and friendly movers walk through your door, you’ll have dependable movers by your side from start to finish. We’ll work at enviable speed to pack and load your items, saving time and space, and we know how to handle your belongings so we can transfer them safely and efficiently into our moving truck and your new home.

Myth # 2: You don’t need to plan for a long-distance move.

Quite the opposite. Poorly planned moves can set you up for some very unpleasant surprises. The best-planned moves should come with very few surprises. To guarantee a successful long-distance move, you should know exactly where you’re going and what challenges you can expect. That means creating a timeline, drawing up a budget and securing reliable and professional moving help.

At Colonial Movers, we’ve seen what happens when moves are not well planned for. If you’re not adhering to a strict timeline, important decisions can get left for the last-minute – hiring a reliable mover takes time. When decisions are made hastily, contacts are signed too quickly and customers who don’t read the fine print can find themselves at a disadvantage.

Before contacting movers, draw up a budget. Creating a budget will help you assess your financial situation and determine what you can afford in terms of moving assistance. Then get in touch with moving companies to find the one works best with your needs and budget.

 Beware of companies that make you sign a contract too quickly. Instead, look for a company that will give you an honest quote and time to decide. At Colonial Movers, we never make our customers sign a contract before they’ve had time to look it over carefully. Our free transparent rate quotes are designed so our customers can avoid the common money traps.  We’re upfront with our fees, and there are never any hidden costs. Request a free rate quote today to find out how much money we can save you.

Myth #3: You don’t need a licensed and insured mover.

Obtaining a moving license takes more than filling out the proper paperwork. To obtain a license, a moving company has to meet very exacting standards of quality. When you’re entrusting your belongings to a handful of strangers, you want the peace of mind of knowing that your mover of choice elicits a high degree of trust and that your move will be completed efficiently and safely at a price that is fair and agreeable.

If your movers are not insured, that means you’re not covered in case of damage or loss. Even the most professional and experienced movers can’t guarantee that your belongings won’t be damaged or lost the move, and if you’re dealing with an insured moving company, it’s not likely that they’re very professional or experienced. In the case that something happens to you or your belongings during the move, you may be facing a legal battle.

At Colonial Movers, we’re fully licensed and insured. If they set the standards, we set them higher. We go above and beyond to make sure our customers get the smoothest, most efficient move possible. Plus, we’re insured, so you’re covered in the event of damage.

To read more about the requirements for obtaining a moving license, check out smallbusiness.chron.com.

Myth # 4:  You don’t need to hire an experienced moving company

Any expert will tell you, one of the most things important things to look at when you’re hiring a moving company is its track record. A good track record shows is a history of providing quality service to its customers. When a moving company has little experience, they’ll have a very short track record, if any at all; and when the company has little or no track record, you can’t be sure that they’ll have the know-how to handle your move. And you certainly don’t want to wait to find out until after they start tossing your precious belongings around.  

At Colonial Van Lines, that will never happen. We have over 50 years of experience handling every type of move. We’re familiar with the fastest routes, we pack your belongings safely, and we work as quickly and efficiently as possible. But as we said before, one of the most important things to look at when you’re hiring a moving company is its track record, which is why encourage you to check ours out for yourself. Read the reviews on our website, or search us up on independent web sites.

Myth #5: It doesn’t matter which moving company you hire.

Nothing could be further from the truth.   Even if your company is licensed, insured and experience, it may not be the right one to handle your particular move. It’s important to make sure your company provides the services you need and can offer them to you at an affordable price.

At Colonial Van Lines, our background of handling demanding long-distance moves has provided us with the know-how and skills to fit the most challenging requirements. Whether you need our assistance with packing, transport, storage or all the above, we’re the long-distance movers that can get it done affordably and efficiently. Every one of our customers is assigned a personalized relocation assistant that takes note of all your special requirements and needs and will personalize a plan to fit your budget.

Request our free estimate today. Tell us about your move, and we’ll provide you with a competitive moving quote and a detailed breakdown of your expenses so you know exactly where your payments our going. It’s no myth – Colonial Van is the Nation’s Top-Rated Moving company for long-distance moves.  Contact us to find out the truth for yourself.

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