Moving a long distance is a huge task. It’s not just about packing up all your belongings and transporting them to your new home – it’s also about making sure the move goes smoothly, without any stressful surprises.
Safebound Moving & Storage is here to help if you’re planning a long-distance move. We’ve put together five tips to ensure your move is as seamless as possible.
1. Start planning early
One of the most important things you can do when preparing to move long distance is to start planning early. This will give you plenty of time to sort through your belongings, determine what you need to take with you and what can be left behind, and make necessary arrangements with movers. It can also be helpful to start researching your new community in advance to know what to expect when you arrive. By taking the time to plan ahead, you can make your long-distance move as stress-free as possible.
2. Get Rid of What You Don’t Need
Getting rid of what you don’t need is a great way to start your move off on the right foot – and save some money in the process. Long-distance moves can be expensive, and the last thing you want to do is add to the cost by paying to move items that you no longer need or use. So, before you start packing up your home, take some time to sort through your belongings and get rid of anything you don’t want to take with you. You can donate unwanted items, sell them, or simply throw them away. But getting rid of clutter will not only make your move easier and less expensive – but it will also give you a fresh start in your new home. So, don’t wait – start decluttering as soon as possible.
3. Pack Smart and Efficient
This means that you should take inventory of your belongings and only pack the items that you absolutely need. To save space, consider packing items in suitcases or boxes that can be easily stored in your new home. You should also label all of your boxes with the contents so that you can easily find what you need when you arrive at your new home. Finally, be sure to pack a travel essentials kit that includes items like toiletries, a change of clothes, and any medications that you may need.
4. Hire a Reputable Moving Company
Long-distance moves are a big undertaking. In addition to the physical challenges of packing up all your belongings and transporting them to a new location, there’s also the emotional stress of saying goodbye to your old home and starting over in a new place. To make the process as smooth as possible, hiring a reputable moving company is essential. A good moving company will be able to provide an estimate of the cost of your move, based on the size of your home and the distance you’re traveling. They’ll also be able to give you an estimated timeline for the move, so you can plan accordingly. In addition, a good moving company will handle all the details of your move, from packing up your belongings to loading them onto the truck. This will take a lot of the stress off of you and allow you to focus on the other aspects of your move.
5. Arrive Early and Get Settled
If possible, plan to arrive at your new home a few days before your belongings. This will give you time to get settled in and familiar with your new surroundings. It’s also a good idea to have all the essential items you’ll need for your first few days in your new home packed in a separate bag so that you can easily find them when you arrive. And finally, be sure to reach out to your utility companies in advance of your move so that your electricity and water will be turned on when you arrive.
By following these simple tips, you can make your long-distance move a breeze. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today for a moving quote. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started on your long-distance move.