Did you know that the average American will move 11.4 times in their life?
That’s a lot of packing and unpacking! Moving can be incredibly stressful, especially if you have a lot of things to transport. But, the most stressful house move of all is long-distance.
Whether you’re moving a couple of hours from your home or traveling across state, relocating far from your current home is always tricky! Luckily, it can be made easier if you know what to do and have the right moving services.
To help you out, here are our top tips for long-distance moving.
Create a Moving Schedule
Creating a schedule can help you organize everything you need to do when moving to a new home (there will be a lot!) and make sure you have enough time to do it. When you’re moving to a new home, you need to pack, contact utility providers, book a moving company, and so much more. Draw up a calendar of when everything needs to be done and book your help as soon as possible.
Start Packing Now
As soon as you know you’re moving house, it’s a good idea to start packing. This will give you plenty of time to sort through your stuff and see what you want to take, what you should donate, and what needs to be thrown out. Remember, the less you bring with you the easier the process will be, so leave time to sort!
Sort Out Your Travel Arrangements
If you’re moving interstate or even buying an apartment in a different country, sort out your travel as soon as you know what date your moving team will arrive. Booking airline or train tickets can help you snag a bargain! It can also be a good idea to book a nearby hotel for a night or two so that you don’t have to live in the chaos of a million boxes when you arrive.
Don’t Pack Foods or Liquids
If you’re selling a house and moving hours away, avoid packing any foods or liquids. On a long-haul journey, even non-perishable items can get crushed, ruined, or attract unwanted pests. Liquids, even properly sealed, run the risk of opening and ruining other belongings, so leave them behind.
If you have any food, don’t throw it away! Find a food donation company that you can give it to instead.
Mark Your Boxes With Your Name and Number
Home movers will do their best to get your belongings where they need to go, but accidents do happen. To avoid any boxes getting delivered to the wrong house and lost forever, write your name and number on each one. That way, even if a box is misplaced they can easily get it back to you!
Bring in Quality Help From Moving Services
If there’s one thing that will make long-distance moving a whole lot easier, it’s the right moving services. At Quality Moving Co. we can help you with your move, from the day you start packing to the day you move in! We get your things where they need to be so you don’t have to worry, and we also adhere to social distancing rules.
To find out more, be sure to get in touch with our team today!