In today’s increasingly mobile and fast-paced world, many individuals and families may find themselves needing to make a long distance move across state lines.
The need for an interstate move can arise for many reasons – a new job, a marriage, an elderly relative needing more support, or other changes in family situation.
Almost everyone has some experience with moving – going to college, finding your own place, and similar experience. However, many people might not realize that a long distance move can often be very different from a standard local move that you’re already familiar with.
Sometimes people get started on a long distance move in Dallas or other cities in Texas without really understanding everything what an interstate move entails. This can sometimes have difficult and problematic consequences. At Condor Moving Systems, we’ve handled thousands of complex long distance moves to many cities in Texas, and we know exactly how long distance moving should and should not be done. To help you out when planning your long distance move, we’ve put together some tips to consider when planning a long distance move in the DFW area.
- The overall moving timeline. For a local move, you might expect the entire planning, packing, and moving process to take only about a month, or even as little as a week or two. When organizing a long distance move, you should generally plan for a minimum of a one-month timeline, and sometimes up to 90 days in total. This is because not only is the actual distance of the move longer, but also due to a wide range of added complexities, including storage needs, packing requirements, and more.
- More complex packing needs. For short moves, you might be able to just load your possessions up yourself and drive across town! For a long distance move, this is not the case. Your items will need to packed and crated carefully to avoid shifting and other damage that can occur during a long distance move. Generally, families with any specifically valuable possessions should consider professional packing services when planning a long distance move.
- Costs increase and load needs to be considered carefully. It goes without saying, that a long distance move will be more costly. What some people might not consider however, is that long distance moves can be made more efficient by leaving more items behind. While you might not have a problem hauling your old couch or untuned piano in a local move, carrying these items across state lines may simply be unnecessary. When making a long distance move, think more carefully about what items you really need, and consider jettisoning those less important (and more weighty) possessions.
Hopefully with these tips in mind, you’ll have a better understanding of long distance moving in Dallas, and how it might differ from simpler, local moves. If you’re planning a long distance move in Texas, and you’d like to learn more about the process, please get in touch with Condor Moving Systems. We’ll give you a free quote and help you plan your move.