Preparing for a Long Distance
Moving is, undoubtedly, always a challenging process. So, it’s advisable to evaluate your situation at the earliest and prepare a reliable moving plan. You need to be aware of some of the vital strategies for executing a long distance move successfully.
Below are some tips to help you prepare for your long distance move:
Keep a Timeline in Your Mind
You must keep a timeline in your mind once you know that you are moving long distance. You need to keep up with various dates, be it inspections, appraisals or closing dates. You must ensure to plan for each and every significant event.
When planning a long distance move, you need more planning whether it’s choosing the moving company or traveling to your new house.
Planning ahead ensures that you will not forget anything vital before your move.
Find a Reliable Moving Company
Deciding on a moving company that provides the moving services you require is the first step to prepare for your long distance move. Choose a moving company that you can rely on.
You can do this by seeking referrals from your family or friends or browsing online. Ask for free long distance moving quotes from different moving companies before choosing a particular mover.
In-Home Moving Estimates
Ask in-home estimates from a couple of long-distance moving companies to find the best pricing. It’s a good thing to start but don’t just go for the pricing while choosing any long distance moving company. There might be some hidden fees as well.
Make sure to carefully read the details of the fine print to know what is included in the final long distance moving quote.
Another fact to be taken care of is that the moving company must be insured and licensed and should have sufficient experience in the relocation type you are planning.
You need to know that the cost of your long distance move will be based on the total weight of the items that will be moved. So, it’s a good idea to downsize. For this, you need to go through all your items and decide what items are going to be of use and which ones can be discarded. You can sell or donate the items you no longer need.
You need to make some pre-move preparations as well before the moving day to ensure your move goes smoothly. Look to your new home and find out what you need to do for pre-move preparations.
It includes considering furniture placement locations, applying for a new driver’s license in the new place, finding new doctors, enrolling your children in school, checking on insurance needs and calling about utilities. You should also update all your mailings to the new residential address. Never forget to update your address with insurance companies, banks, and credit card companies.
Now, you can start the process of packing. All items must be organized by category, type or room. Make sure to pack all the items in boxes and mark them with color-coded labels.
Mention a list of all the items packed inside each box. This will save your time and effort when unpacking and placing the items in your new home.
On your Moving Day
Your moving day has finally arrived. So, call your movers and supervise them to make sure all items are handled with utmost care. After you have reached your new home, you can start the process of unpacking.
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