How Long Does It Take a Moving Truck to Deliver?
Planning a long-distance move is both thrilling and nerve-wracking. Your to-do list is seemingly never-ending, and there are still a lot of unanswered questions, including this one: how long does it take a moving truck to deliver your belongings? The answer to this question depends on a few factors.
If you’re planning a long-distance move to or from the DC area, let Georgetown Moving and Storage Company help! We offer high-quality services, full-value insurance, and guaranteed delivery dates for your peace of mind.
How Far Are You Moving?
The distance your movers must transport your belongings is the single biggest factor in determining how long the delivery will take. After all, you can fly to your cross-country destination, but your movers must drive to your new home. If you’re crossing only one or two state lines, delivery should be relatively quick—perhaps just a day or two after loading the truck. However, moving from one coast to the other could delay the delivery by a week or more.
Do Your Movers Combine Loads?
Some moving companies reduce fuel costs by combining your partially loaded truck with belongings from another customer. This can cause delays in multiple ways. First, the truck may not set out for several days until another customer’s load fills it completely. Then, there’s the need to make multiple stops en route to your home, which could add days or more to the delivery window.
Getting By Until Your Stuff Is Delivered
Whether you need to wait one day or 10, you can’t get by for long without the essentials. To make the waiting period bearable, plan ahead with these tips:
- Discuss the delivery date with your movers in advance so you know what to expect.
- Ship air mattresses and sleeping bags to your new home at least a week or two before you arrive.
- Pack several changes of clothes, toiletries, towels, and other basics in the suitcase you take with you in the car or on the airplane.
- Book a few nights at a hotel and wait to move in until your belongings arrive.
Georgetown Moving and Storage Company Offers Guaranteed Delivery Dates!
If you’re not excited by the prospect of waiting a week or more for your belongings to arrive at your new home, you need a moving company that can get the job done faster. At Georgetown Moving and Storage Company, we guarantee delivery within one, two, or three days—including weekends and holidays—for long-distance moves within the eastern half of the United States.
It’s simple—we load the truck at your Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC home and transport your stuff directly to your new address. We don’t combine your load with other customers’ belongings, and we don’t make other stops along the way. This is how we can guarantee delivery within such a short timeframe.
Our delivery dates are as follows:
Next day delivery guaranteed for moves from Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC to the following states:
- New York
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
Second day delivery guaranteed for moves from Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC to the following states:
- New Hampshire
- Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
- South Carolina
Third day delivery guaranteed for moves from Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC to the following states:
- Michigan (Upper Peninsula)
If you want to take advantage of guaranteed delivery dates, please contact Georgetown Moving and Storage Company at (703) 889-8899 today. We offer flat rates and free long-distance moving estimates to help you get started.