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How Do I Prepare For A Long Distance Move?

It may seem overwhelming just to think about moving to a new state. Some may even call it stressful, having all of your possessions packed up in a truck that will be traveling for miles. You may worry that some of your belongings will break during the trip or even get lost. 

But with Swamp Rabbit Moving, there’s no need to fear! When you work with a mover experienced and versed in long-distance moves like us, we can help ease your worries. We’ve been recognized as one of the highest-rated long-distance moving companies in the Upstate of South Carolina.

All of our vehicles are licensed and insured to handle moves of all sizes. You can also enlist our help with packing and unpacking to make your move even easier. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you prepare for your long-distance move.

Confirm All Items Are Packed

Ensuring all of your belongings have been accounted for is important to do before you embark on your journey to your new home. No one wants to have left items shipped to them because they forgot to pack them! That’s why we recommend making an extremely thorough checklist of everything you want to bring with you.

Schedule Utilities In Advance

Something that slips many people’s minds is to set up basic utilities (electricity, water, internet, etc.) before getting to their destination home. Making sure these are all turned on prior to moving in can help make your move a little less stressful.

How Does Swamp Rabbit Moving Handle Long-Distance Moving?

We let our experience and our customer service do the talking! We truly care about your move, making your moving experience as stress-free as possible and making sure nothing is lost or damaged along the way. Depending on the size of the move, we’ll have an appropriate number of trucks to ensure that we don’t need to deal with the hassle of multiple trips. We’ll provide a seamless move from A to Z, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

We offer a variety of services to make your move as easy as possible, such as packing and unpacking and even storage options if you’re not quite ready to move into your new home. We want our clients to be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure of a long-distance move!

What Is Long-Distance Moving?

Long-distance moving is generally recognized as moving over 100 miles (and usually across state lines). These types of moves will generally require one or more stops before reaching your destination. If you’re looking for a moving company that can handle your long-distance move, we recommend weighing your options and even exploring multiple companies. For tips on how to pick the perfect movers, check out our blog post: Picking the Perfect Movers in Greenville, SC!

Bear in mind that not all moving companies handle long-distance moves, so we recommend checking what’s in their scope of services. Also, we recommend avoiding what are called moving brokers. These companies use a database of various moving companies to price shop your move. They typically make a commission per job and are not concerned with the quality of your moving experience.

What Should I Expect During My Long Distance Move?

Working with a moving company like Swamp Rabbit Moving means you don’t have to worry about lifting a thing. We can handle all the intricacies involved with your move. The only time we may require some information is when we arrive at the destination, such as where to place certain pieces of furniture. Other than that, all we require are signatures once the move is complete and payment is made.

Our goal is to make your move as smooth and easy as possible. We believe it’s our job to the best so you can enjoy your new place to the fullest — without the worries of moving!


We pride ourselves in providing the best moving services, at the very best price.

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