Moving long-distances doesn’t have to be a hassle. All you need is a comprehensive moving plan and a professional team of movers on your side. Luckily, American Fargo Moving & Storage has the Miami long-distance movers you can count on for a smooth and seamless relocation!

Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a list of steps for you to take to make sure your long-distance move goes according to plan:

Book in Advance

Most homeowners prefer to move in the summer. If you’re planning to move between June and August in Miami, it’s important to plan your move ahead of time. A lot of moving companies are booked to capacity during the summer, so make sure you’re contacting moving providers well in advance.

Choose a Reliable Moving Company

Did you know that in order to move families across state lines, moving companies need a special license? That’s right! Interstate moving companies need a license to legally transport your household items to another state. 

The best way to know for sure if your moving provider is properly licensed is by choosing a moving company that is associated with a major van line, such as Atlas Van Lines. If your provider isn’t an agent with a van line, ask if they are licensed. Don’t forget to also look into online reviews or ask neighbors if they’re familiar with the moving company you have in mind.

Coordinate Pick-Up and Drop-Off Times

Save yourself some money on your long-distance move by matching up your pick-up and drop-off times. You won’t have to worry about keeping your items in storage if you’re able to complete your relocation on the same day. 

If for whatever reason you’re not able to finalize your move in one trip, make sure your moving provider offers the storage solutions you need before committing to doing business with them. Depending on the kind of items being transported and/or moving timelines, you may need climate-controlled or long-term storage. 

Consider Valuation Coverage

By law, all moving companies are required to provide at least basic valuation coverage. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that this coverage may not compensate the customer for complete damage reimbursement. Basic valuation coverage provides reimbursement based on an item’s weight, not its replacement value. 

If you’re transporting items of high-value, ask your moving provider about full-value protection. You could also decide to transport these valuables in your vehicle if they are small enough to fit. 

Donate or Sell Unwanted Items

Moving is a great time to clean house—literally! Use this time of transition to clear out any unwanted items from your closet. Donate underused clothing and sell old furniture to free up space in your new home. You’ll reduce your moving expenses by down-sizing on personal items you no longer need.

Call American Fargo Moving & Storage to Get Started on Your Long-Distance Move Today!

As an agent with Atlas Van Lines, you can be confident we’re prepared to handle all aspects of your relocation. The Miami long-distance movers at American Fargo Moving & Storage are trained in a variety of packing techniques including custom crating of fragile items and furniture wrapping, that are guaranteed to keep your items safe while on the road. Call us today to find out why we’re the Miami long-distance moving company local residents trust!