PACKING FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVE
What about packing? What do I need for long distance move?
We’ve prepared a general Packing Timeline, to help you plan and prepare for your move. Depending on the size of your home, you should start packing about 2 – 4 weeks prior to your move. Whatever you do — don't leave it to the last minute! You don’t want to rush when it comes to packing your belongings. Give yourself time to do it right.
What needs to be boxed? And where do I get boxes?
All loose belongings need to be boxed. This even includes more challenging items like paintings, TVs, lamps, mattresses and box springs. They all need to be protected. You can purchase clean, new boxes from Moishe’s that are double-corrugated for extra strength and available in special sizes that make it much easier and safer to pack your belongings. We suggest that you call your relocation consultant to schedule the free delivery of your boxes and other packing materials. For prices and sizes, see our Supply Closet. Before you start packing, it's important to know how many boxes your move will require. This will help you budget your time and money. Use the chart below to help you estimate.
Moishe’s Long Distance Moving and Packing
Unlike a local move, long distance moves require extensive planning. Interstate and international moves require loads of paperwork, research and planning. You will want to start planning months in advance and choose a long distance moving company with resources all over the nation, such as Moishe’s Moving.
How will you be charged for long-distance moving?
The Elements of Pricing
Long-distance moving companies base their pricing on the following elements. Moishe’s Moving Systems offers you the greatest value for your money in all five areas:
- Weight: After the truck has been loaded, the mover weighs the truck at a government-regulated weigh station. The long-distance rate (called a tariff) is regulated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA).
- Distance: Based on those basic rates, a mover may offer discounts to customers. These may be based on destination, if the start or end point of the move is one to which the company may travel on a regular or frequent basis, or they may be seasonal to encourage business during slower times of the year.
- Packing and Materials: The cost of boxes and other packing materials provided by the mover. For more details and information on materials, refer to our Packing Materials section.
- Valuation/ Insurance: A basic fee to cover your belongings in case of any damage that occurs during your move. We encourage you to visit our section on Valuation Coverage for more details.
- Accessorial Charges: The tariff also applies to "accessorial" charges by long-distance moves. Some of these extra charges could include the cost of fuel and worker’s compensation, which may vary from state to state.