Moving to a new place is an exciting opportunity. At the same time, it also poses some stresses. Here are some long-distance moving challenges, problems, and positive solutions.
Packing and Loading Belongings
One of the first challenges people face when planning their move is packing. Moving across town is very different from a long-distance move.
To keep expenses down, carefully choose what you must move instead of bringing it with you and deciding after your relocation that you don’t need it. Plan to sell, donate, or give away items you don’t need. This way, you aren’t paying for weight you don’t plan to keep in your new home. Decluttering also saves lots of time during the moving process.
Securing one’s possessions properly during packing is another challenge. There is a greater chance of damage when traveling long distances. Using a professional packer and mover can make sure that your belongings are securely packed and transported. If you decide to pack yourself, learn the best practices for DIY packing. Your professional mover will have tips to share.
When making a short-distance move, many people find it doable to rent a truck and do it themselves. However, a long-distance move is a different experience. Aside from heavy lifting, there is navigating busy highways, facing driving fatigue, and finding safe places to park the truck overnight, just to name a few. Working with a professional mover with long-distance experience is your best bet.
Unloading and Unpacking
Many people find themselves exhausted after traveling hundreds of miles, especially if they made the trip by following or driving a moving truck. In this scenario, hiring a professional mover to unload and unpack can offer you a much easier transition in your new home.
Disassembling and Reassembling Furniture
When you purchased your furniture, delivery experts probably set it up for you, so taking it apart and putting it back together might be new territory. If you want to DIY this task, get the right tools and set aside time to learn how to disassemble each piece properly. Or consider having your professional mover take on this task.
Pro tip: If you DIY the disassembly, plan to take photos or videos during the disassembly process to make putting it back together easier.
Working With a Delivery Window
One significant challenge people face is working with a mover’s delivery window. It’s not uncommon for belongings to arrive after their owner, especially if a mover has a few different stops to make along the way. To avoid being without your things for long periods, discuss the delivery window with your mover so you can plan accordingly. Your mover may also offer different moving options and pricing schedules to enable you to sync your arrival with your belongings.
Keeping Within Budget
Moving can be expensive, especially for long-distance moves. Set a budget and prepare a moving plan. Once you know the resources you have to work with, plan to get at least three quotes from reputable movers. Check reviews and ask for references.
Ready to Start Planning Your Long-Distance Move?
Moving a long distance is typically an overwhelming task. Our movers are here to help ease relocation pains. Contact us for a free quote and to learn more about our many services. We understand what a big deal moving long distances can be. We strive to make your move seamless.