If you are relocating to a place that is quite far from your current home, then you should hire the services of a long distance mover. These are companies that can haul all your belongings over long distances across the country. You might think that the only service offered by these movers is to move your belongings to your new location, but they actually offer a lot more services than that. These other services include packing your belongings, loading them in vehicles, unloading them in your destination, unpacking everything, and if there are items that you won’t need in your new location, then they also offer storage services for you.
You don’t have to use all of the services that they offer. What you can do can be combined with what they can do to have a perfect move. Perhaps you are someone who wants to pack and unpack your own things, then you can simply use the moving company to load and unload, and transport them. After packing all your belongings, you can call the moving company for loading and transporting. The moving company will then send a vehicle with a loading ramp and drive your belongings to your new home.
If the moving company picks up your belongings from your home and delivers it to your new home, then they call it a door to door service. One thing you can do if there is not enough parking space in your current location is to drive your belongings to the moving company location and when it reaches the destination, you can also receive it there and drive it home. They call this city to city service or port to port service.
Charges for packing, unpacking, loading and unloading will depend on the volume of the things they pack and load. If you use all the services offered by the moving company, then you are hiring full service moving. Sometimes long distance movers offer package deals for full service moving and this is especially for those who need to transfer volumes of goods.
It can happen that the house you are relocating to is much smaller than your current one. A smaller house means that there will be things that will not fit in it. And perhaps you don’t want to sell these things or throw them away. Some moving companies have storage facilities in different cities and there are others that have portable storage containers in which you can store your goods as long as you want. These are weather resistant storage containers.
You can also find moving companies that can offer information about your new location if you need it.