Long distance moves are often stressful and overwhelming experiences – but not if you know what to do. If you want to make sure that your move goes smoothly and without any issues, here are 10 tips that you should definitely try out!
● Plan ahead and don’t leave everything to the last minute. It is best if you start preparing for a long distance move at least 3 months in advance and map out what you need to do as well as contact moving companies.
● Create an inventory list of everything that you want to take with you. It will help you to make sure that you don’t leave anything out, and help you get an accurate estimate from moving companies.
● Pack belongings carefully – especially if they are fragile. Make sure you use ample padding such as bubble wrap, packing paper, towels and rags, or newspapers when packing anything that could be damaged easily.
● Don’t pack perishables that can easily go bad. It is fine if you want to move things from your pantry, but anything in your fridge or freezer isn’t likely to make it.
● Avoid packing liquids that can spill when they are moved. If there are liquids that you need to bring along, make sure they are in a water-tight container.
● Hire a reputable moving service and keep in mind that a big name doesn’t necessarily mean better service. We recommend you get in touch with Tierney Van Lines for a quote at 1-888-962-5022 as their service is as good as big name companies but at a far better price.
● Get rid of what you don’t need so that you don’t bring along unnecessary items. If you do it will make your move easier, and lower its cost too.
● Organize boxes and label them by room while you pack. It will help when you get to your destination, and make it much, much easier for you to unload and unpack boxes.
● Learn more about your new location before you actually move there. Knowing where you can find restaurants, doctors, and other services can be useful.
● Pack an ‘everyday’ box that has all the essentials you’re likely to need when you get to your new home. Be sure you mark it well, as it will be the first box you unpack when you arrive.
See how each one of these tips can make your move smoother? None of them should be that hard to put into practice, yet they will have a huge impact on your long distance move and will help make it far less stressful and nerve-wracking!