It’s never easy to uproot your life and transplant it in a new city, especially if you’re leaving a place that feels like home. Interstate moving is stressful and often difficult, but it can be made easier with certain precautions.
Baltimore is just a 3 hour drive from New York City, so you’ll find no shortage of long distance movers willing to take on the trip, but here are a few things to look for when selecting the right company for the job.
Proven Record of Success
Though it’s not a particularly long trip, the drive from NYC to Baltimore is still an interstate move, and as such it requires the expertise of a company with significant experience making these kinds of moves.
There’s a world of difference between providing a moving service within the city and providing one that traverses state lines. Ask potential movers how many interstate moves they’ve completed successfully, or check online for reviews from past customers to gauge the rate of satisfaction.
If you find that a company is not well-versed in long-distance moves, or has a high rate of dissatisfied customers from this kind of trek, you’re better off working with a different company. Taking a gamble with your belongings for the sake of saving a few dollars is a large risk that you’re likely to end up regretting.
Familiarity with The Route
If they’ve been in the business for any length of time, a moving company should be familiar with the route from NYC to Baltimore. This level of familiarity is important for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, a company who knows the trip well will be able to offer you a more accurate quote from the start. Looking at a map and physically making a trip are two very different things, so it’s hard for a company to know the ins and outs of a route until they’re traversed it. Secondly, a high level of familiarity ensures that they’re comfortable making this trip, and that your belongings are in competent hands.
Knowledge of Both Cities
Finding a New York City based company that is familiar with NYC shouldn’t be too difficult, as most of them likely make many local moves everyday. Finding a moving company that knows Baltimore may prove a larger challenge, but it’s important to attempt.
If the movers you choose know the city of Baltimore at least somewhat, you minimize the risk of them getting lost or encountering unexpected issues en route to your new apartment. It’s better to work with a company who is genuinely experienced with moving customers from NYC to Baltimore.
Now that you know what you should be looking for in a moving company to assist you in your relocation to Baltimore from NYC, contact us for a free moving quote and see how we stack up to your expectations!