The Low-Down on Long Distance Moving this Spring/Summer
After a long, cold winter, spring is finally here! Spring marks the beginning of the busy season for professional moving companies. There are many reasons to consider a spring or summer move, especially if you are moving long distance to a neighboring state or across the country. Here are just a few:
Better Weather = Better Moves:
Plain and simple, people prefer to move when it’s sunny outside. Packing up your home and completing all the last-minute tasks associated with a big, long distance moves is much easier and enjoyable in temperate weather. Winter isn’t considered an ideal season to move for many reasons, especially if you live in the East Coast where winter weather is frigid and unpleasant. Because of bad winter weather, travel is also often difficult both for you and your moving company, which can result in longer move times – especially when you have to travel great distances.
Take Advantage of Summer Vacation and Short Fridays:
Many people embarking on a long-distance move choose to execute their move in the summer months. This is even more common amongst those who are fortunate that they get summers off. If you are fortunate to have summers off, the summer is an opportune time to complete your move. Focusing on all the tasks related to making a move possible – from selling furniture to storing antiques to assembling moving boxes – is that much easier when you don’t have to worry about school or work. Trying to cram moving tasks into late evening hours and weekends can be exhausting.
Many professionals who don’t have summer vacation have reduced hours or shorter Fridays throughout the summer, making summer moves appealing. This creates more time to tackle an upcoming move with greater peace of mind and ensure that no tasks fall through the cracks. Even a few extra hours a week can make the world of difference.
There Are No Major Holidays:
Long distance moving can be stressful even in the most ideal situations. Moving around major holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter can make a long distance move infinitely more challenging and worrisome. It is much easier to juggle a myriad of moving responsibilities when you don’t have the added responsibilities that come with the busy holiday seasons, such as shopping, decorating, cooking and entertaining friends and family. More importantly, you and your family will enjoy these holidays that much more when you are comfortably settled and unpacked in your new home, not living chaotically out of half-packed boxes.
Don’t Disrupt The School Year.
Even well-planned and seamlessly executed long distance moves require a lot of preparatory work, from researching and securing a reputable mover to the colossal task of packing all your furniture and possessions. Moving during the summer will allow you to avoid a major disruption to your children’s schooling.
Completing a long distance move in the summer months also gives your children more time to adjust to the realities of moving. Your children will want to say goodbye to friends, neighbors and family and be part of the packing process, which can be more challenging during the school year. You’ll also have more of an opportunity to acquaint your child with their new home and neighborhood. Visit your new home as often as you can in order to begin creating positive memories at the restaurants, parks and shops in the community. Removing the unknown out of the equation will help ease your child’s anxiety about the move.
Settle Into Your New Home Before Fall.
The fall season means many different things to different people. For some, it’s the start of a new school year for their children or a new semester at college. For others, it’s a busy and demanding time at work as businesses strive to finish the final quarter of the year strong. Whatever category you fall into, fall is a time of change and transition. We see it in the changing leaves and throughout the natural world. Starting the month of fall with your successfully completed move behind you will allow you to focus all your energy and attention on the next chapter. In addition to being intensely time-consuming and even emotional, moving is identified as one of life’s greatest stressors. And long distance moving is generally even more stressful than a local move! Tackle your long distance move this spring or summer so you can shift gears and enjoy life in your new home.
Challenges of Spring/Summer Long-Distance Moves – And How to Overcome Them!
The reality is that professional moving companies become busier and busier as summer approaches. Because spring and summer are peak moving seasons, if you want to squeeze your move in before the end of summer, call your preferred local moving company as soon as possible to secure your moving date of choice. The most experienced and reputable long distance moving companies fill up quickly.
Another reason why it pays not to delay is cost. Rates are typically substantially higher during peak summer season. Therefore, if you are able to move prior to Memorial Day, you are likely to enjoy a more cost-effective move.
*Be flexible with your moving date.
If your mind is set on making a spring or summer move a reality for your long distance move, try to book your preferred moving company immediately and hope they have availability on your date of choice. However, it’s possible that they may already have limited availability. It’s important that you try to be flexible with your moving dates, if possible. You don’t want to wind up stuck with less reputable movers because your top choice long distance movers are already booked on your desired moving date. The more flexible you are, the greater the likelihood that you’ll get to work with your professional long distance moving company of choice. At All Jersey Moving & Storage we try to accommodate your last minute and weekend moves whenever we can, but we recommend securing your moving date ASAP to ensure you can move on YOUR schedule.
*Board your pet.
Although professional movers will take care of your moving needs on the big day, it’s a busy and action-filled time. You likely won’t have the head-space to give your pet the care and attention they need. They may also be spooked or agitated by all the unfamiliar faces and unusual activity. Boarding your pet for the day will simplify your move whatever the season! Alternatively, ask a friend to pet sit so you can focus on other aspects of the move.
*Prepare your kids for the big day.
To execute your move safely and efficiently, it's preferable to have a select few people around on moving day to direct the movers. If you can arrange for family or friends to watch your kids or take them on a special day-trip, that will give you peace of mind that they'll be safe and occupied. If that’s not an option, consider hiring a babysitter who can watch them while you’re busy with other tasks.
Another way to ensure that moving day goes smoothly is to leave out a few changes of clothes, toys and games, and plenty of snacks for the kids to enjoy after the rest of their belongings and the kitchen has been packed up.
*Invest in packing and unpacking services.
One of the largest tasks involved in planning a move is packing and unpacking. This is especially important for long distance moving, where the items being packed need to be secure throughout a long journey. If you are short on time but want to ensure that all your furniture and belongings are packed and unpacked safely and securely, consider investing in partial or complete packing and unpacking services. All Jersey Moving & Storage offers these services to help alleviate the burden of moving and ensure all items being moved are packed with the utmost care.
*Review our moving tips.
If packing and unpacking services aren’t in your budget right now, we highly recommend that you check out our Packing Tips Guide. This packing guide was custom designed by our movers. It features tricks of the trade we have learned over our decades of experience helping individuals and families execute successful, minimally stressful long distance moves. You’ll learn the optimal way to pack everything including live plants, rakes and brooms, lawnmowers, antiques and artwork, flammables and combustibles, small and fragile items, drawers and cabinets, and more. We also share strategies for how to properly label your boxes in a clear and organized fashion to minimize confusion and chaos when you arrive at your new home.
*Donate unwanted belongings.
During the packing process, you will inevitably come across furniture and other items that you will no longer want or have a use for in your new home. You may choose to sell your items online or arrange a moving sale to generate some cash. If you go this route, be sure to start early – selling times takes time, especially if you are holding out for your asking price!
A more expedient way of getting rid of unwanted items in reasonable or good condition is to donate them. Ask your local mover for recommendations of local charities that will pick up these items from your home and ensure they wind up in the hands of individuals and families in need. If you have items you can’t or don’t wish to bring with you to your new home but are too valuable to give away or will be of use in the future, consider storing them short-term or long-term at a secure containerized storage facility.
*Consider a fall move.
If your summer plans make moving impossible, fall is another ideal season to schedule your home or office move. In fact, some prefer fall moves because fall isn’t a peak moving season and some moving companies may charge slightly lower rates. Professional movers are also more likely to have greater availability, increasing the likelihood that you can move on your date of choice. In order to secure your desired moving date in the fall months, act NOW. Find a reputable moving company like All Jersey Moving & Storage today for a complimentary quote.
All Jersey Moving & Storage is Securing Appointments for Spring and Summer!
At All Jersey Moving and Services, we do our best to meet the scheduling needs of our clients. A moving company with decades of long distance residential moving and commercial moving experience, we focus on delivering exceptional service whatever the season. If you want or need to schedule your long distance move for spring or summer, we will do our best to accommodate your needs and date preferences.
All Jersey Moving & Storage: Your Long Distance Moving Experts
Leaving comfortable, familiar surroundings and moving to a new city or state is difficult at best. Packing all your belongings and saying goodbye to co-workers, friends and family is tough enough. The last thing you want to be worried about is arranging the logistics of a long distance move.
Whether you're moving out of state or to another city, turning to an experienced long distance moving company can give peace you of mind knowing that your furniture and belongings are being handled by a team of experienced professionals. All Jersey Moving & Storage is committed to handling your long distance move with the same attention, care, and expertise that our local moving customers have come to expect. Our family has been in the moving business since 1956. Clients are confident that when they secure the support of our professional movers, they are investing in a company with decades of professional experience assisting families with similar long distance moves.
Based in New Jersey, we specialize in expedited service on long distance moves within a 500-mile radius, up and down the East Coast, including all points between Maine and the Carolina's.
Our team understands that when you're moving to a new faraway home or office, you want to know that your belongings will be arriving safely with you, not weeks later! Our expert movers offer:
- Residential moving with same-day or next-day service.
- Commercial moving with same-day or next-day service.
- Short-term and long-term containerized storage.
- Packing and unpacking services.
If you're moving beyond a 500-mile radius, we are agents with National Van Lines and thus can offer moving to anywhere in the continental U.S.
All Jersey Moving & Storage: The Right Choice for Your Long Distance Move
Too often, families who are understandably overwhelmed by their upcoming move rush to book a moving company without doing any background research. Unfortunately, unreliable crews or poorly handled furniture leave these consumers regretting their uninformed decision. Because there is nothing more frustrating or stressful than a "moving nightmare," the importance of hiring a reputable mover can't be stressed enough. The lesson here: Do your research! Prior to making your decision, get three quotes and beware of any company that charges you by the cubic foot. Read consumer reviews and review testimonials of companies with extensive long distance moving experience.
All Jersey Moving & Storage has established itself as one of New Jersey's most trusted and experienced long distance moving companies. Because our company is not associated with a major van line for moves within a 500 mile radius, rest assured that when you select All Jersey Moving & Storage you can expect our trucks, our movers and our reputation. We have complete control over the quality of the service we provide throughout the duration of the moving process.
If you're preparing for a long-distance move to a new city or state, consider some of the many advantages of hiring All Jersey Moving & Storage:
- We provide consumers with honest estimates - no surprises!
- Our professional staff have the experience and training necessary to execute your move safely. You can expect award-winning service.
- We have the late-model equipment necessary to safely move your furniture and valuables.
- You can expect friendly, familiar faces. When the truck arrives at your new home or office to unload your furniture, you'll see the same crew responsible for loading your furniture. This helps ensure a successful move. (You may be surprised to learn that this is not the norm with many low-cost movers!)
- In a hurry? Whether you're starting a new job or are anxious to get your kids acclimated to their new environment, we'll execute your move swiftly. We cater to customers who want direct service opposed to the 2 - 18 day delivery window common with most major van lines.
- Is your work-week schedule jam-packed? Unlike many van lines, we offer weekend pick-up and delivery service at no additional charge.
- We offer piano moving and specialty moving services, so you can have peace of mind that your instrument and antiques are in expert hands.
Contact us today for a free no-obligation estimate on your long distance move.