Ten essential things to do before a long distance move

November 26, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

Moving is already a huge task, even more so if you are moving to a place far away. With careful planning and organizing, you can make your move as smooth as possible, to lessen the stress that you experience. You can purchase trailers for sale or hire movers to help you.

Whatever you decide, there are some things you can do to make your move as stress free as possible.

Here are 10 useful tips for a long distance move:

1. Purge. One of the first things that you should do is purge. Get rid of all the items that you no longer have use for. You can even have a small garage sale to get a few bucks for useful items that you are not bringing with you to your new location.

Moving house can be a stressful experience but there are things to do to make it easier

Moving house can be a stressful experience but there are things to do to make it easier

2. Have a checklist. Since you will be dealing with a lot of stuff for your big move, it helps to have a checklist that you can constantly see, so that you don’t forget anything.

3. Pack well. Segregate your items according to which room it’s from, to make it easier for you to unpack them later on. Use boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and markers. Label all the boxes, so you don’t have to open them one by one when you are looking for a specific item.

4. Consider the costs. Moving to a new location can be expensive, even more so when the location is far away. Know the extra charges that apply, weigh up the options that you have, see how you can make the move cheaper.

5. Compare companies. You will most likely seek help from a moving company. Don’t go for the first company that you see. Research a few companies and look at the rates. Compare rates, reputation, and service. Go with the company that you think is best for your move.

6. Drive your car. If it’s possible to drive your car to the new location, do it. Shipping your car only increases your expenses and you have to reserve months in advance to have it shipped. You won’t even be sure if it will arrive on time.

7. Get help. There are plenty of things that you have to think about when moving. Get all the help you can get from friends and family members. This may also be a good way to bond before your big move.

8. Disable internet provider and utilities. When you move to a far location, you have to think about disabling your internet and cable. Some providers require homeowners to be present so it is best to do it in advance.

9. Double-check with moving company. A week before your big move, double check with the moving company to confirm the date and time of your move. You wouldn’t want to be waiting only to know that they won’t be arriving on time.

10. Be emotionally prepared. Moving may be easy for some, but for others it can be scary. Be emotionally prepared to leave your life behind and start a new life in a new location.

These are the 10 tips that can make it easier for you to move to a far location. If you follow these tips, moving will be a breeze!

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