Moving to a new home, no matter how close it is to your current residence, is always an exciting change. When moving out of state, however, homeowners often choose to hire professional long distance movers. Partnering with the right Milwaukee long distance moving company can alleviate the stress of an interstate move, giving you more time to focus on the fun parts of your transition.

For most people, planning a move in the summer is ideal. With less chance of rainy weather and more vacation time, the summer season is a popular choice to relocate. When considering moving companies, be sure to book as far in advance as possible. It’s not uncommon for moving companies to fill up quickly during the warmer months, and you’ll want to make sure there’s a crew (and enough vehicles) available for your move.

Ask potential movers plenty of questions, especially regarding licensure. A moving company that is associated with a major van line will likely hold proper licensure (through the van line) to legally transport items out of state. However, be caution when considering companies not affiliated with van lines, as they will need to have their own license to do so. Check online reviews or ask around about previous customers’ experiences with the company. This strategy can help avoid major red flags.

Do you need to move out of your current home well before moving into your new one? If so, you’ll want to ask moving companies about warehouse storage availability. Companies that provide storage options offer a convenient (and safe) place to store your items while you’re waiting to move into your new residence.

Another consideration you’ll want to keep in mind is item protection. While all moving companies are legally obligated to provide free basic valuation coverage (Release Value Protection), you’ll need to purchase additional coverage if you want your belongings to be covered with full replacement value protection. Check with a potential moving company to ensure they offer the coverage you prefer.

If you decide to stick with the basic coverage, you may want to move smaller, more expensive items on your own. You can also sell any unwanted furniture and other personal items to reduce the amount of items being moved.

When you’re ready to take the first step in relocating, reach out to the experienced Milwaukee movers, Behrens Moving Company. Since 1926, we’ve been helping customers move seamlessly. As agent of Allied Van Lines, we offer a variety of services that include:

  • Packing Services
  • Packing Materials
  • Custom Crates
  • Storage Options
  • Heavy Item Moving

Call us today or contact us via our online contact form to receive a no-obligation estimate. Choose the movers customers have trusted for nearly a century!