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5 Most frequently asked questions about long distance movers

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We’re sure you’re excited about your move and have many questions you’d like to ask your movers. Especially if you are moving for the first time. At the beginning of this story, we want to tell you that you shouldn’t be shy and ask about everything that interests you. Because that way you will be safer and won’t make a single mistake. Also, long distance moving is one of the more demanding types. And as such, it requires much more attention compared to local moving. So, today we at Helix Moving and Storage Northern Virginia will introduce you to the 5 most frequently asked questions about long distance movers. And we will try to give you the most accurate answers to your questions. Let’s get started!

1. Is there a possibility for a DIY move?

There is always a possibility to do this work yourself. But first of all, we ask you to think about whether you are sure that you can do it. Long distance moving is a move that is based on a long distance between point A and point B. That is why in most cases professional movers don’t advise you to take this job into your own hands. For example, if you are moving from a state in the USA to Northern Virginia or vice versa, you can always leave this work to interstate movers Northern Virginia. But if you don’t want to, then you have to be aware of all the challenges that a DIY move brings.

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A DIY move can be one of the biggest challenges of a long distance move, and movers don’t recommend you to do it.

A DIY move carries with it many risks, starting with injuries and ending with large unexpected expenses. Also, you can do a DIY move if it’s a local move and if it’s a situation where you don’t carry anything from the housing inventory. Because if you’re moving your entire home with you, loading, unloading, and transportation represent a big challenge. So, bypass the DIY move option this time.

2. Why do I need help from long distance movers?

You must have researched the topic of long distance moving by now, and looked at a lot of advertisements about various moving companies. And we are sure that in the course of it you have asked yourself at least once why you need professional help. Ok, we said that long distance is a demanding job, based on long distance and full of challenges. Now we have a question for you, and we ask you to think about it – What will you do if something goes wrong? 80% of people in such situations call long distance movers Northern Virginia and ask for help. While the other 20% try to solve the problem or situation by themselves and get stuck even more.

There is a proverb that people use somewhere in the world “It’s better to prevent than treat” and it is true. You need the help of long distance movers to avoid getting stuck. And above all, to make the entire moving process easier for you, because they can take care of almost all the work that awaits you.

3. When should I start planning and preparing for my long distance move?

The moment you start thinking about moving, you have started planning. Any thought about moving comes down to planning. Because you must have once thought “when I move, I will do this and that… I will take it with me… I will do it one way or another… “. So, you started planning even then. But, theoretically, moving planning is mainly done up to 3 months before the final day. But there is no set time for that. If you believe and are confident that you can complete all the work within 5 days, then do so.

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It’s the same thing with preparations. Long distance movers will always advise you to first plan the entire process in detail, and then start the preparations. Also, the to-do list can be of great use to you. But the real answer to this question would be – Start when you feel ready for it!

4. How much can long distance moving cost me?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions to every moving company and all movers. But it’s also one of the most important. Because everything depends on the price of your move and the possibilities of your budget. Also, this is one of the first questions asked. So, let’s get to the point. The price of a long distance move will depend mainly on the length of your move, the amount and number of things you are moving, as well as the services you use, and the size of your home. The cost of a long distance move generally ranges from $1,000 up to $15,000+ depending on the previously mentioned factors. But in order to get more accurate information, it’s best to ask for a free estimate. In this way, you will receive a complete offer based on the needs of your move. As well as very precise information.

5. Will long distance movers help me pack my things?

Whether you are moving to or from Northern Virginia, you can always count on packing service Northern Virginia. Also, packing services can also be an individual service, which means that you can only use them. When it comes to long distance moving, it means that your things will travel a long way in a truck. And who will take care of their safety better than long distance movers? This question can also be said to belong to the 5 most frequently asked questions about long distance movers. And the answer is – YES! Long distance movers will give you all the packing advice and help you pack everything you want to move with you.

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Northern Virginia is an ideal place for all generations!

Now that you know the answers to frequently asked questions about long distance movers, moving to Northern Virginia can be said to be one of the best choices you’ve made. Life is a little more expensive, but the opportunities for life are great. You can also earn up to $152,000 per year. Also, there are many attractions and interesting things to do. Northern Virginia can be said to be a place for everything, culture, shopping, work, life, and entertainment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you calculate the hours for my move?

The clock starts when our movers leave our dispatch facility. Time will end once move is complete at client designated destination. Time cannot be ended with furniture left in our vehicles.

Is there a credit card or deposit required to reserve a moving date?

Yes, some credit card information is indeed required. The reasoning of course is that once we have reserved that time slot for a certain mover, we are no longer able to schedule any other clients for that time. The reasoning is to ensure the company and the client. We understand that things happen that can not possibly be accounted for. We are flexible and more than willing to work with you. Though as a moving company, our jobs are obviously appointment based. So therefore had to implement a little bit of job security. All you need is a two days notice, otherwise there will be a fee.

How do you ensure the safety of my belongings?

Our movers will arrive in one of our trucks, fully stocked with the highest quality professional materials. We have a systematic way of treating each piece of furniture prior to moving it. This includes disassembly, padding and wrapping the furniture for protection. These procedures are also a stipulation of insurance coverage. Protection of furniture is mandatory.

What are your cancellation policies?

We do have a 48-hour cancellation policy. There will be a $50 fee for any violations. All we ask is for two days notice. We depend upon our scheduled reservations for our lively hood. We hope you understand.

What methods of payment do we accept?

We accept credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express). We also accept: – Cash – Cashier’s checks – Postal money order

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