Moving Across the Country: Make it a Success

If you’re planning on moving across the country, check out these tips that will help keep you organized and stress free during your long distance move.

Inform people about the location of your move

Contact places like:

  • The US post office
  • Your bank and insurance companies
  • Utility providers
  • Your cable/internet/phone companies
  • The DMV
  • Your employer
  • Your doctors and dentist
  • Your newspaper/magazine subscriptions
  • Your children’s school
  • Your family and friends

Downsize, downsize, downsize

You may have once loved the random knick-knacks laying around your house, but not all of those items should make the long-distance move. Packing is the perfect time to clean out those things that have been cluttering your space for way too long. If you haven’t used an item in the last year or two, it's probably time to say goodbye.

Be patient

Not every part of your move is going to go as smoothly as you anticipate, but it’s important to keep in mind that you’ll be able to settle into your new home and location soon enough if you just stay calm, work in a timely, prepared manner and as long as you’re willing to go with the flow.

Invest in some strong boxes

Keep in mind that your boxes are going to holding on to your items for a long period of time while they’re in the moving truck, so it’s important to know that you may have to spend a little bit more on stronger boxes to give you that extra peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your belongings.

Consider Specialist Movers

You may want to consider specialist movers for some of your heavier or hard to move items.

Get Your Car Serviced

If you plan to drive your car to your new location rather than have it shipped, it might be wise to have it serviced beforehand depending on how far you are travelling.

Consider Taking A Trip

If it’s going to be at least a week before your moving truck arrives, consider taking a trip in between to pass the time. This will help you destress and have fun in a time that can be stressful. Also, you’re probably planning on staying in a hotel anyway, so why not visit someplace on the way to your destination that you’ve always wanted to go and see.