Welcome back to our blog series on long-distance moving! These kinds of moves can be stressful, but with the right moving company, your home or office will be in great shape. The last thing you want is additional stress from having to pack and relocate across the country. This is a huge time of transition, and you’ll feel so much better with all the support you can find. Lean about our moving company, Scott’s Oceana Moving, and contact us today to get the best in moving services!

Insure Properly

The longer the distance traveled, the bigger the risks of damages. The number one priority when planning a long-distance move from Virginia Beach is to take all the necessary precautions to ensure your belongings make it to their destination safely. The first step to that is to make sure the company you choose has all the proper insurances. Under Federal Law, every company has basic coverages that will cover partial value of your belongings. However, when it comes to a long-distance move, you want to make sure the Virginia Beach moving company you choose has their own full-value coverage as well.

Keep Your Necessities

When executing a long-distance move, it needs to be understood that the vast majority of your belongings will be unavailable for multiple days up to multiple weeks. Of course, it is clear that you’ll need adequate clothes, toiletries, and sleeping necessities. However, want is often overlooked are some of the other important items that might become relevant while crossing multiple state lines. These items may include driver’s license, passports, birth certificates, or any other important documents that may come in handy in a big transition in your life. And obviously, don’t forget any phones, computers, and consoles to keep you entertained!

Don’t Pack Food or Liquids

Although you may have been saving your grandmother’s favorite lasagna for your arrival to your new home, understand that foods and liquids very rarely go the distance when it comes to a long-distance move. Although some foods may be an exception, it is always advised to avoid transporting food even with the best moving companies. If for whatever reason you need to keep a few select items, please allow your movers to professionally pack and label all food and liquids in order to minimize the risk of unwanted leaks and spills during transport.

Avoid Delivery Windows

Uncertainty in your delivery date may be the scariest part of a long distance move. Not knowing if you’ll be staying with your in-laws for a couple days or couple weeks can add unnecessary stress to any move. Make sure when picking a mover, that they can guarantee on your delivery date. Long-distance moves take a lot of planning and vague timelines can end up being very costly. Trust a moving professional who cares about your time and budget. Find a Virginia Beach long-distance moving company who can deliver on the agreed upon date.

Contact Us

If you are planning a long-distance move to or from Virginia Beach in the near future and need to schedule an estimate or just want some additional general information on how best to plan your move. Please feel free to contact Scott’s Oceana Moving at 757-961-0990. We look forward to hearing from you!