When relocating, especially if you are relocating out of state, many people are so busy taking care that all the right people know of their move and so involved with actually preparing their belongings to be moved, they forget to take enough care over their own move. This can result in them not being at their new address in time to meet the removal truck and that can have some quite expensive consequences. Regardless of how reliable your removal company is, they can hardly be expected to wait forever for your arrival and so they will off-load your belongings in a secure area and continue about their business. If the driver of the removal truck cannot contact you to find out when you will arrive or he can but you will arrive too late, he will find a local storage facility to off-load your belongings. Although the storage facility will probably keep all your stuff secure, it is you that will have to pay for that security and storage, regardless of how much it costs.
The removal company would only have been concerned with the security of the facility but as they would not be paying, would have little regard as to how expensive it may be. On top of the cost of the storage, which you will have to pay before they will release your belongings, you will also have to find and pay for another tuck to move the stuff from the storage facility to your home. Some of the reasons why people fail to meet their removal truck are because they have car trouble en-route which delays them or they get lost finding their new house. Obviously to avoid either of these reasons, you could send a family member on ahead to ensure that at least someone is available to meet the truck. To avoid getting car trouble, you could have your car transported to your new home which would leave you free to get timely public transport. To avoid you getting lost, you may want to ask the driver of the removal truck which route they will be taking and then take the same route, possibly passing the truck on your way and ensuring you reach the address before them.
So, are you moving? If so then ensure you take as equal care with your travelling arrangements as you do for the transportation of your belongings, ensuring there will be no chance of someone not being at the new address in time to meet the removal truck. There are of course many other things that have to be carefully thought out but no one has ever said that relocating was easy, just that sometimes it is necessary. Another important thing to remember is to ensure that you give your new address to anyone that may need it and that you have arranged the details of the new school any children will have to attend. Although at this time you may suffer a little stress, hiring a reliable removal company will reduce that stress considerably.