Moving is an extremely stressful experience. You need to ensure that your belongings are securely packed and loaded onto the truck so that they will survive the trip. If you are not moving all your belongings in one go, you need to be sure that you have storage services that can hold onto your items until you need them. Even if you think you have secured an affordable moving company, you could be at risk of expensive mistakes on your cross-country trip.
Isaac’s Moving and Storage is an expert long distance moving company. We have years of experience in ensuring you get everything you need from A to B with no hassles. Over the years we have picked up on a few common mistakes that people make when moving cross-country to L.A. we have listed a few of them for you:
- Trying to DIY
Moving from one home to another is an elaborate operation. Many people believe they can just pack their items in boxes and make the trip in a hired van. This almost always results in broken items, wear-and-tear on your body and unexpected fuel and mileage costs. Hiring an expert moving company will actually be cheaper for you.
- Forgetting to Check Your Insurance Contracts
It is unfortunate, but sometimes things break during a move. It is imperative that you know which items are insured and for how much of their value. Many people believe that your items are covered by your homeowner’s insurance, and that may be true, but you must check this with your insurance agent. You will find that some moving companies only insure for a certain percentage of the value, and you will end up bearing the brunt of the remaining costs. Check if you need a supplemental policy for higher or full coverage during the move.
- Don’t Forget About Your Pets!
With all the stress and hassle of packing and loading, it is easy to forget to get your pet prepped for the move. You can’t wrap the family dog in bubble wrap and throw him on the truck; however, taking him to the vet before the move will ensure that all his shots and identification is up to date. Your vet will also recommend ways to make his move more comfortable.
- Pack a Survival Kit
Packing services, especially those from Isaac’s Moving are efficient. But, it may happen that the truck is delayed, or you can’t find your box that contains a certain item. This is the reason why you should keep a survival kit with you. This box should contain the essentials, like a change of clothes, toothbrush, flashlight, medications, and some basic tools. Take this with you or make sure this is the last box packed on the truck and maybe paint it RED so it’s easy to find!
Isaac’s Moving and Storage
If you are planning a cross-country move to L.A., Isaac’s Moving and Storage is the company you are looking for. With over 25 years and 100 000 moves, we know how to do it right. For more information about our long-distance services, contact us today.