Moving is said to be one of the most stressful events that a person can go through, yet one-sixth of all Americans move each year. That’s about 43 million people moving each year, and they’re not just moving from one nearby town to another; they’re moving across the country!
As if relocating and getting adjusted to a new area isn’t hard enough, packing up the entire contents of your home and transporting it across the country can certainly add to your stress. Add to that the immense cost of renting a truck, gas prices, tolls and all the other expenses and you – and your bank account – can end up being frazzled.
If you are one of the millions of people who are moving across the country this year, make your move a little less stressful by keeping the following tips in mind.
Plan In Advance
Any move is a big and stressful event, but when the move is long distance, it’s even more stressful. The best way to avoid pitfalls and to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible to start planning well in advance.
Create a timeline of events, including when to start packing, when to contact utility companies, etc. Keep tabs on your timeline and check things off as you complete them. Doing so will allow you to make sure you have attended to the necessities and will make your long distance move much less stressful.
Contact Moving Companies
You certainly could do a long distance move on your own; however, if you want it to be as stress-free as possible, you should hire a moving company.
Professional movers have the equipment and supplies that are needed to safely pack and transport your items so that they will arrive at your new location on time and in one piece. Start contacting long island moving companies as soon as possible, and make sure you inquire about the surfaces they offer and how the handle long distance moves.
Pack Items Appropriately
Make sure to take extra care when packing your belongings. They will be handled by several people throughout the course of the move, and they will also be riding in a truck across long stretches of roads and for a long period of time. All of this means that there is an increased chance that your items could become damaged.
Make sure that all delicate items are properly cushioned inside boxes. Pack boxes tightly so that items won’t move about. Thoroughly seal containers and boxes. Label all boxes so that you know exactly what is in them and what rooms they should be placed in when they arrive at your new home.
There’s a lot that can happen when to your belongings when they are traveling for a long stretch of time over many miles of roadway in the back of a truck. Though you should only hire a moving company long island that has insurance, you should also consider getting additional insurance. Should anything happen to your items during the move (they become lost or damaged,) having extra insurance will give you peace of mind knowing that they can be replaced.
By following these tips, you can ensure your long distance move will go as smoothly as possible. For more tips on long distance moving, or to discuss your moving needs – whether near or far – contact us today! We will gladly handle any and all of your moving needs.