Long distance moves are certainly more challenging than an average move within a city. The distance can not only be more expensive, but also stressful. Whether the move is happening under exciting or dire circumstances, it’s not made any easier by distance. For that reason here are our best tips for doing a long distance done right, with the least amount of stress possible.
Be Decisive With Your Choices
The fewer belongings you have on your long distance move, the easier it will be. We understand that this is an added challenge for those who own homes, have more space and are more established in their lives. As time goes on we all gain attachments, but a pile up of items means more transportation, and more money. It also means more time spent loading and unloading one truck or more.
Start Packing Early
While you might not always know your exact time frame when it comes to your move, the sooner you can find out, the better. Either way it never hurts to start sorting, tossing, and packing sooner rather than later. The extra time you give yourself won’t just eliminate stress, it leaves wiggle room for last minute changes.
Hire The Right Moving Company
Not every moving company offers moves across state lines, some simply don’t have the resources or the right help to make it work logistically, which could leave you in a situation that is less than ideal. Do your research beforehand and save yourself the trouble. While you might think a truck rental and some extra hands will be enough, things can get more complicated at longer distances, and only moving professionals really know what to expect.
Store Your Belongings
When you aren’t sure whether something needs to stay or go, or you simply don’t have the space for something in your new location, a storage unit is a great option for you. These units can really help take the load off and prevent you from throwing away things you might regret. Pro tip: find a storage unit that is close to your destination so it’s easy access in the future.