We aim to please. We may be Iowa City-born, raised, and based, but long-distance moves are our bread and butter. That hometown feel is what makes moving long distance with us so great — it’s the comfort and camaraderie of moving with friends, but better (you won’t have to buy us pizza and beer afterward).
What makes us the best long distance moving company? Our expertly-led teams of movers and drivers use professional packing and delivery methods to make even the most stressful long-distance move seem simple and easy.
Whether it’s your first move across state lines or not, this info is worth keeping in mind.
How to Prepare for your Long Distance Move
You know what they say: an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of packing tape. Long-distance moves require a longer timeline than a standard local move — luckily, we have experience in this kind of thing.
One to Two Months Before
Like any other move, call us first for an estimate. We’ll ask you a few simple questions in a friendly manner in order to tailor the estimate to your unique needs, namely:
- The size of your current space
- The amount of stuff in that space
We’ll use the size of your current home and the approximate amount of belongings you’d like to move to determine a quote that fits your unique situation. We’ll also need to discuss where you’re headed: some states have special laws about long-distance moving. If you’re headed to California, for example, we may need to make some adjustments. Keep us in the loop so we can help you prepare for the journey successfully.
- How many items you have to move
- How much disassembly and re-assembly we need to do (think beds, desks, and other large items that won’t fit through a door without a fight)
- The distance between your residences and our truck — is your new driveway a mile long? Paved in gravel? On a steep grade? Let us know.
- Any in-house navigation issues we might have, like narrow doorways or tight corners
- If any of your belongings–grand pianos, glass cabinets, priceless antiques passed down in your family for generations–need special care and protection, so we’ll know to bring the materials and equipment we need to move them safely.
It’s also a good idea to take inventory of your belongings. Use your phone or camera to take pictures or video, and make a list of the serial numbers on electronic items. In the event that something should happen–though we doubt it will–you’ll be better prepared to file an insurance claim.
One Week Before
Moving day is coming up fast–use this time to update us on any changes in your plan. It’s also a good idea to prepare large items, like appliances and rugs, for the move. A complete list of packing tips like this can be found here.
A day or two before moving day, we’ll check in via phone or email to make sure everything’s set to go. We’re thorough like that.
Your crew leader will call en-route to let you know they’re on their way, giving you plenty of time and peace of mind. Should you have any last-minute questions or concerns, your crew leader will be happy to sort them out in order to move you and yours as smoothly as possible.
Happily Ever After
You’ve successfully relocated–but we want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied! We’ll send you a performance survey via email. To thank you for taking the time to complete it, we’ll donate $10 to the local charity of your choice.
Our mission is to make sure your experience lives up to your wildest dreams, as long as you dream of worry-free and efficient moving–if you ever have any questions or concerns, we’re a phone call away and eager to set things right.
Curious about what else you can do to prepare for your move? Explore our library of helpful tips and tools below.
Looking for More Long Distance Moving Company Reviews?
We have you covered. Learn more about Spine Moving from some of our amazing customers:
Big Time Movers with a Small Town Touch
The Easiest Move I Have Ever Organized.
We sustained no damage to our goods and the two men who handled our furniture did so from start to finish. We were fortunate to have the same crew for the entire move.
I would definitely use Adamantine Movers again. From start to finish, this has been the easiest move I have ever organized.
Adamantine Spine was fantastic!
Very Careful with My Belongings
Totally worth it!
They moved two apartments' worth of furniture on a 90 degree day, and one of the apartments was on the fourth floor with no elevator. They didn't drag their feet at all, and they were very friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. It went as smoothly as I could have hoped.
I would definitely contact them again for my next move!