We all know that moving is annoying. Moving long-distance, on the other hand, can be a downright nightmare if you don’t plan properly.
If you know you have a long-distance move coming up, you’re probably pulling your hair out just thinking about everything that needs to get done over the next few weeks and worrying about how you’re supposed to handle it all.
Making your own life as easy as possible during this process is important – sometimes that means paying for extra services and sometimes it means being extra diligent in your planning. Here are our top tips.
First of all, there’s no way around the fact that you have a lot to plan and organise. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a very hands-on personal assistant, you’re going to be dealing with a lot of moving admin.
However, getting started as early as possible and following a moving schedule will make everything far simpler and less stressful. The earlier you get started, the more slowly you can deal with each step and the less it will feel like a whirlwind of panicking happening over the span of two weeks. Create a checklist and stick to your weekly tasks!
Ship Your Car
When you’re moving far away, there are many different methods you could use to get your vehicle over to your new home. Home even choose to sell their cars and buy a new one in a new state.
All in all, the easiest form of car transport for a long-distance move is to have your vehicle shipped to your new home. A road trip can be physically and mentally exhausting and take you far longer than necessary – not to mention all the money spent on gas and snacks. Save yourself the long drive and catch a flight to your destination.
Deciding to get rid of junk before you move will make your life easier in so many ways. Before the packing process begins, spend a few days going through your home – your drawers, cupboards, pantry and wardrobe – and figure out how much of what you own really needs to have a place in your new home.
Lightening the load could save you on moving costs and make the packing and unpacking process far easier. Just think about how much less you’ll have to organise and sort out once you arrive and it will already be worth it. Plus, you might even make a few bucks.
If you want to make moving day easier for you and your family, make sure to hire professional movers and packers. Some moving companies provide professional packers and other businesses offer this as a separate service.
Having this weight off your shoulders can be a true game changer when it comes to moving day. It will eliminate stress and your move won’t be half as physically taxing as if you’d had to pack and unpack everything yourself. Get it done professionally and save your energy for the more important things in your life.