Long Distance Moving Tips
Need some long distance moving tips? Moving from town to town or just down the block can be an ordeal that tries both your nerves and your patience. Moving your home’s belongings across the country is an even bigger undertaking, and if you’re not prepared you could easily be overwhelmed. Below are some things you can do to make your long distance move just a bit easier.
- Let the pros handle it: As stated above, moving to a new state, or across the country can be very stressful. Moreover, interstate and cross-country moves present a multitude of logistical challenges that can test even most experienced mover. You should never attempt a cross-country move on your own. By using a reputable, experienced mover you can be sure that your long distance move with go smoothly.
- Make the purge: We’ve mentioned before they importance of purging your home of unwanted items before you move, but it’s even more important to purge your home if your undertaking a long distance move. Get rid of all the extra junk hidden in closets, attics, garages and storage bins. If you are moving to a completely different region — for example from a coast/beach to an interior state — you probably won’t need those rafts, surfboards and wetsuits. Remember, the less you have to move, the better price you’ll receive. More importantly, you’ll have fewer things to unpack.
- Pack a survival case: The last thing you’ll want to do after an exhausting long distance move is rifle through boxes trying to find fresh clothes, bathing necessities and other daily items. Pack a suitcase with 3-4 day’s worth of clothing and toiletries so when you arrive you can actually spend time getting acquainted with your new home instead of frantically rifling though boxes.
- Relax: If you’ve followed our advice above and allowed a pro to handle your move, you’re already one step closer to a stress free move. Take breaks often, and make sure you take care of yourself and your family. You’ll be surprised at home much smoother your move will go if pay attention to yourself, as well as your move.