A long distance move can be stressful if you don’t plan carefully. If you’re only moving a few miles away, throwing things in the back of a van and driving away is easy.
However, when you are moving furniture long distance, you need to carefully craft how you will go about planning the day. If you don’t do this, chaos will ensue and some of your items may be lost or damaged.
Here is a look at the best way to move long distance, including what you need to do to ensure that everything goes smoothly.
Make a Plan
It doesn’t matter whether you use a spreadsheet or write down by hand everything you need to do. The important thing to remember is that you must make a list of everything.
Make a note of everything from the boxes and packing materials you will need to the time you expect to reach your destination. Ensure that you set up reminders on your phone with your deadlines and use your calendar to make notes of everything as well.
Take an Inventory
When you’re moving long distance, your belongings will cross states and maybe even continents. To ensure that items don’t go missing without a trace, make sure you have an inventory list of all your items.
You can use an app so that you can have a digital copy of your inventory list or you can use a pen and a notebook. This will be helpful for the moving company too if they have a list of your belongings.
Downsize for Your Long Distance Move
A long distance move is as good a time as any to do a spring cleaning. Take the time to go through all of your belongings and get rid of things that you no longer need.
Check your closets, your kitchen, and even your home library. Make sure that you do not bring with you anything that can be left behind, thrown away, or sold. Not only will moving cost less but your new home will be less cluttered as well.
When you’re moving long-distance regular packing rules still apply. This means you should cushion your items as much as possible by using proper packing material.
However, you should bear in mind that your boxes will be going a longer distance. You may need to double up on the amount of packing material that you need.
Fragile items should be handled with extra care. If you have limited packing material, use it to secure these before anything else. Hire a moving company that specializes in long distance moves, because these movers will know exactly how to pack your items for safety.
Moving Furniture Long Distance: Time to Go
Now you know exactly what to do to make your long distance move easier. Moving long distance can be stressful if you are not prepared. The easiest way to avoid this is to get organized.
You can get organized by using spreadsheets, apps, calendars, and a notebook. Make sure you have your inventory list ready so that you can have a clear idea about what did and didn’t arrive.
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