A long distance move is a big job. It has many facets to it that must be done with care and attention. But don’t worry, whether you’re a business or homeowner, these tips will help you out!
Here’s how you can make your long distance move go as smoothly as possible:
1) Make sure there is enough time for the move. This will give you more time to plan ahead and prepare everything that needs to happen before the day of the move itself. You should also get quotes from movers so you know what kind of cost range your budget falls into, which will allow you to decide better where money might need to be spent in advance on this project.
2) Gather all necessary documentation for any pets or items requiring licensing or permits.
3) Pack up everything you want to take with you into a secure location, whether that be your own office, home or a storage facility. This will ensure that you don’t forget anything on the day of your move.
4) Hire professional local residential movers who can help drive down the cost of interstate moving. Also, ensure you have a printable moving checklist so that you keep checking your tasks that are done or undone. Movers know how to pack things safely and efficiently, so they can reduce damage and stress for you during this big move.
Make sure you’ll be able to secure parking for your moving truck on move day.
5) Figure out parking arrangements for moving day. Skip the hassle by making arrangements ahead of time if you have a parking lot, driveway or garage space available.
6) Discuss with your moving company what types of things need special care or attention when it comes to loading up and carrying them long distances, such as technology and fragile items (computers, glass, mirrors, etc.) and large items (sofas, dressers) – don’t forget about oddball shapes or sizes that might require special attention!
7) Keep an eye out for high-quality packing materials like bubble wrap. If you aren’t sure which are the best ones for protecting certain valuable items in your home during a move, ask your local moving company! They can recommend the best ones for whatever you need to protect.
8) Carefully place all items into your moving truck. Make sure that things don’t get stacked up too high, which can cause damage to the items in your home moving from a long distance. Particularly fragile items should be moved carefully using proper packing crates or put into your vehicle and driven to your destination
9) Be sure to organize all of the paperwork that comes with moving, so you know where everything is and can make an effort to store it properly when you arrive at your new home.
10) Find out if there will be any charges for pickup or drop-off of your office or household goods on moving day. You’ll want to keep these costs as low as possible.
You will want to make sure that your schedule allows enough time to transport all items and paperwork, so nothing is rushed or left behind!
11) Get familiar with what to expect on moving day. Set up a meeting point in advance where everything can be handed off from one location to another.
12) Find out about your new town or city’s requirements regarding licensing, registration, or permits for pets, vehicles, business licenses, etc., before making any big purchases or setting up a business or office in that area.
Ensure that they are aware of any insurance issues that may arise concerning damage to your personal property. They should be able to help with filing any documentation regarding this matter if need be!
13) Stay in touch with all movers involved in your long distance move.
14) Don’t forget the little things. You’ll want to have a checklist you can use on moving day so that everything is taken care of in a timely fashion.
15) Don’t forget that you’ll need to figure out how to get mail delivered after your move. Check with the post office and make arrangements, so you aren’t left without important bills or invitations!
16) Take care of all final payments, fees, advance deposits, etc., related to your move before it takes place. This can be done in person or online well prior to the moving day. If there are any changes, you want to make, pay attention to deadlines for making such changes—some things may not be possible until just days before your long distance move.
17) Thank your movers for their hard work and professional attitude toward helping you through this long distance move!
This article was a complete guide to long distance moves. We hope we could help you avoid the many stresses that come along with such a move. Moving is stressful enough without worrying about important details that should have been taken care of ahead of time, so make sure to have everything in writing and confirmed before the big day!