How long does a military move usually take?

Moving in the military takes plenty of preparation.

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If you’re moving in the military, you may have only a few weeks to get ready. An experienced moving professional will already be prepared in many ways. From lists of allowable goods to a moving schedule to-do list you can customize to your timetable, Nilson Van has the resources you need to make this process as easy as possible. There are many things you can do to complete your move as fast as possible too.

Here are just a few ways you can help Nilson Van deliver your items ASAP:

  • Schedule your move right away. Contact Nilson Van as soon as you get moving orders. Schedule an in-person quote, and keep your weight limits in mind. Based on the number of belongings you own and the allotment you’re given for the move, you may want to leave certain items behind and replace them in your new location. Be sure to point these issues out when you’re visited by a Nilson Van representative.
  • Stay in contact throughout the whole process. Door-to-door service is the fastest move you’ll have available. The company shows up, packs your belongings, ships them to your new home and then unpacks them on arrival. Unfortunately, there are several types of military moves, so plans can be confused before and during the job. It’s important to let the movers know periodically that you’re expecting door-to-door service. You should also make sure you or someone helping you can be reached by phone at any time. If you can, get the contact information for your van driver, just in case any problems arise.
  • Be home to accept your goods. If you’ve heard horror stories about moves taking a month or more to complete, delivery was the likely problem. Moving companies, especially those with military contracts, stay very busy. If they’re ready to move your belongings and you aren’t home, they’ll have to unload your belongings somewhere while they get to work moving items for someone else. Once that happens, you’ll be placed on the storage delivery list, which can be just as long as the one used for door-to-door moving service.

If you’re moving in the military, schedule the job with Nilson Van to ensure a successful and stress-free process. Visit online today or call 800-845-2682 to speak with an expert.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.