If you’ve never moved further than across town, you may have no idea how to begin the process of moving all of your belongings to a town or city on the other side of the country. The planning and other logistics can seem overwhelming. But never fear. Our company, Alpha Van Lines, can ensure that you find the right cross country moving company for your big move!
- How do I research an area before moving Cross Country?
Finding out about the area is more than just looking for a neighborhood near your new job. You’ll want to consider such factors as crime data, local schools, neighborhood information, and real estate availability.
- Crime Data: Spot Crime, Crime Reports, Family Watchdog
- Local Schools: GreatSchools, SchoolDigger, Neighborhood Scout
- Neighborhood Info: City Data, Neighborhood Scout
- Real Estate: Apartments.com, @home Real Estate Referrals
- How can I prepare for a Cross Country move?
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify! The best way to prepare is to pare down what you’re moving. Cross-country movers generally charge by the pound, so if there are items you don’t really want, use, or need, now is the time to have that yard sale, gift to a friend, give to charity, or throw out.
Ensure that packing supplies are sturdy and able to weather a cross-country move. That means more filler, more wrapping, and more stability to withstand the longer drive times and bumps in the road. Or this might be the time to choose to have the professionals handle the packing for you. All of our companies can provide supplies and services including packing and unpacking.
Don’t forget to inform utilities and services of your move, as well as financial institutions, voter registration, insurance professionals and other companies you work with. In addition, coordinate the transfer of records and prescriptions with your doctors and pharmacist.
- How can I save money on my Cross Country move?
Planning is an important part of saving on your cross country move, as well ensuring that your items are handled by a licensed, insured, bonded professional. At Alpha Van Lines, we ensure that you have a choice in Cross Country Movers. Our free no-obligation quote can help you ensure that your budget priorities are understand and included in our assessment of the best Cross Country Mover for your particular job. Let us get started helping you make your move today!