Planning a long-distance relocation? You need the help of an experienced, reliable Worcester long-distance moving company that provides all the services you need at competitive prices—and that’s exactly what ABC Moving & Storage has done since 1981. Our BBB-accredited business goes the extra mile on every job to deliver a hassle-free moving experience!

We’ve completed thousands of moves, and we’ve put together a few useful tips to help you as you plan your next relocation.

Reserve Your Moving Date in Advance

No matter how far out your move is, now is the time to reserve your moving date. Many companies are booked months in advance, so if you don’t book your date as soon as possible, you may have to settle for your second or third choice of movers. This is especially true during the summer months, which is the busy season for moving companies.

What to Look for in a Moving Company

It takes more than a couple of guys and a truck to provide quality moving services. For long-distance moves, you need movers who are associated with a major van line. Why is this important? It ensures they have the proper licensing to transport household goods across state lines. If the company you’re considering is NOT associated with a major van line, be sure to ask them if they are properly licensed to complete interstate moves.

It’s also a good idea to read what past customers have said about the moving company as it’s one of the best ways to learn about the level of service they provide.

Coordinating the Timing of Your Long-Distance Move

A long-distance move has a lot of moving parts that must be coordinated in order to complete the move without a hassle. One thing to consider is discussing storage options with your moving company, so you’ll be ready in case you need to store some of your belongings temporarily.

Protecting Your Items During the Move

Many people worry about their damaged items during a move, which is possible even with the best moving companies. By law, all moving companies must provide basic valuation coverage at no charge. This protection provides reimbursement based on the shipment's weight rather than the replacement value of the damaged items. Full Value Protection is available as an option for an extra fee, and it is worth considering for your long-distance relocation.

Tips About What to Include in the Move

Handing over everything you own to a moving company requires a lot of trust, but for items that are especially valuable or meaningful, such as smaller pieces of art or jewelry, consider moving them yourself. Doing so allows you to keep these items in your sight and prevents the need to purchase Full Value Protection coverage.

Another way to save on the cost of a long-distance move is to downsize before the move. Get rid of old furniture, clothes you no longer wear, the treadmill you never use, outdated kitchen appliances, and other items. There is no point in paying to move them if you no longer use or need them.

A Top Choice for Worcester Long-Distance Moving

ABC Moving & Storage is proud to be an Allied Van Lines agent, and we’ve earned many perfect 5.0 reviews from our customers. We provide full-service moving, including:

  • Professional Packing
  • Custom Crating
  • Vehicle Shipping
  • Piano Moving
  • Hand-Wrapping Fine China
  • Padding/Wrapping of Furniture
  • Short-Term Storage
  • And More!

Read what past customers have said about our Worcester long-distance movers to see the kind of exceptional service you can expect from ABC Moving & Storage. Call today for more information or fill out our online form now to schedule a free consultation with a relocation specialist.