Cross-country moves can be stressful undertakings especially if you have never experienced one before. Unlike local and shorter, a move that takes you to a faraway state or across the country will take a significant amount of time and effort. Reduce the stress that can come with this type of move by hiring the right cross-country moving company in Florida. You will also want to know some of the common moving mistakes to avoid when setting out to complete your upcoming interstate move. Our movers in Palm Beach County have compiled a list for you to check out!

Leaving Everything To The Last-Minute

Cross-country moves require lots of planning ahead of time. Whether you are booking professional long-distance movers in Florida or moving by yourself, it is best to give yourself at least a month of two to prepare for your relocation. Don’t wait until the last minute to find professional movers or start your packing. Lack of planning will increase your stress levels exponentially and will likely result in you having to reschedule your move, which can be costly.

Not Eating or Giving Away Perishable Foods

Transporting perishable foods is impossible without spoiling and most moving companies prohibit perishables from being loaded into their trucks to begin with. That is why it is important to get rid of all your perishable items from your pantry or fridge before moving out. You can either make a conscious effort to eat all perishables during the days leading up to your move, or you can give them away to your neighbors. You can even donate canned goods to your local food bank.

Neglecting to Set Up Utilities in Your New Home

One of the worst things that can happen after you’ve completed your long and exhausting move is to arrive at your new home and find out the electricity is not working, or the water is not on. If you are moving somewhere extremely cold or hot, you will be uncomfortable for a while. If you moved in on a weekend, you might even have to book a hotel room and wait until Monday to turn on your utilities. To avoid this disastrous situation, get the contact information of local utility companies form your landlord or real estate agent two week prior to your move and have everything set up at least a day before you plan to move in.

Failing to Verify Your Moving Company’s License

While having dependable and legitimate movers is necessary for both local and long-distance moves, it is especially important if your move will cross state lines. Moving companies not registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FDMCA) cannot transport cargo from one state to another. To ensure the moving company you are considering is a reliable and legitimate one, ask them for their US DOT number. You can verify this number in the FDMCA’s online database.

Book Our Licensed Cross-Country Movers!

Safebound Moving & Storage is a long-distance moving company registered to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Our US DOT number is #2900155 and our MC number is #975408, both can be verified on the FDCMCA’s website. We authorized to complete interstate moves all over the country. Choose us for your next long-distance move out of Florida and we will make sure everything goes smoothly. Just contact is today or give us a call at 844-868-5358. We will provide you with a free moving estimate and work hard to exceed your expectations!