Moving can be a stressful time and struggle for almost anyone, whether you are moving across the street or across the world. The most important thing to remember when it comes to long distance moving, is to always be prepared. Planning out your move is crucial to ensure that your move goes exactly as planned. Below you will find some helpful hints on how to prepare for a long distance move.
Pick a destination– Before you can even begin the move process you have to know where you are moving to! Explore the area you wish to move and be sure to house hunt online and in person. Once you have found the perfect place, you can then begin to plan out your move!
Confirm your move date– Once you have put an offer in on your new home, sold your current home, and have been given a timeline for closing dates, plan your move date accordingly. It is common to move 1-3 days before closing.
Book a mover– Moving across the country, or across the world on your own is a daunting task. Although it will save you money to do the move yourself, it will cause a great deal of added stress to the move process. There is a greater risk of damaging your most precious items and compromising your own safety. Call professional movers and get an in-home estimate to determine costs, and to learn more about the move process.
Create a schedule– Having an established timeline of your move is a great guideline to make sure all tasks are finished before move.
Declutter– Decluttering your home will not only make the packing/moving process easier, it will also lower the cost of the entire move. Consider having a garage sale or donating items you no longer want/need.
Pack– Once you have decluttered you can begin the packing process. Whether you are packing yourself, or if the moving company you have chosen is packing for you, make sure all items are organized and in the correct spot to make packing easier and more efficient.
Label boxes– Labeling is one of the most important steps in the packing process. Labeling allows you and your movers to know where items should be placed upon arrival at destination.
Plan mode of transportation– It is important to determine whether you will be flying or driving to your destination. This allows you to budget your time and money, and to plan accordingly around your move date. If you are moving with pets, it is best to drive to your destination if possible.
Confirm move date– Call your mover to make sure your move date is confirmed. Be sure to read over your estimate and all necessary paperwork involving your move carefully. Ask your mover any necessary questions you may have regarding your estimate/ paper work.
Greet your movers– Move-out day has arrived! Greet your movers and supervise them while they work to ensure your items are handled with care.
Unpack– Once you have finally arrived at your new home, you can begin the unpacking process.
Enjoy your new home– When the unpacking process is done, relax and enjoy your new home!
If you are planning a long distance move, and are unsure where to begin, call the professionals at Fry-Wagner Moving and Storage to answer all your questions. Contact us today to learn more, or to schedule your free no-obligation in home estimate today!