Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Managing The Big Long Distance Move

Moving home can be a headache at the best of times. It should be no surprise that it can be even more challenging when it involves traveling half-way across the country. However, it doesn’t have to all be doom and gloom. Here are some tips to make that big distance a little bit more manageable.

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Get in touch with movers ASAP

If you know what day you need to move by, then you should already have movers contacted and scheduled to come out on that day. The availability of movers is going to decrease the closer that you get to that big day and they’re going to get more expensive. There are fewer movers willing to make big trips than those who just stick to more local jobs so you need to move quickly and lock them down or at least make sure you’ve rented the vehicle that you can use to move everything.

Get specialists for the objects that can’t be taken normally

There are some things that you might need to have moved from one location to the other, but it can be hard to fit them in the back of a truck. Usually, we’re talking about vehicles, here. If you’re driving the delivery vehicle, for instance, then you’re not driving your own vehicle and may want to work with a car delivery service to take care of that for you. If you can’t do that, then you should probably try to make sure that you are driving your own car, instead, as you don’t want to be so far away from it for too long.

Get the kids out of the way

Children can get in the way and be a nuisance pretty easily when you’re trying to get organized for a move. It can be challenging even for a short move but, for a long-distance trip, it can be pure hell. If there is more than one adult involved in the move, then one person should make it their responsibility to take care of the child and keep them busy and maybe even to drive them separately. Otherwise, you should use professionals to take care of most of the moving duties while you focus on keeping your child happy and comfortable during the moving process.

Pack with distance in mind

Make sure that all of your boxes are packed to last the distance. This is especially true of fragile items. Rather than just trying to make sure they don’t move by placing them somewhere secure, you should go the extra mile of using bubble wrap and similar materials to secure them. Pack an overnight bag of your own as well since, after traveling all the distance, you’re not likely to unpack everything on the other side before you need a rest.

The most important piece of advice you can ever get about moving is to ensure that you give yourself the time that you need to prepare. If you try to rush it days before, you might have trouble in a plethora of ways, so get started early.

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