Long distance moving checklist

There is a lot that goes into long distance moving. It is quite different than just moving neighborhoods. Unlike moving across town, cross country moving is quite the endeavor, given the sheer distance, you must travel. That means that if you want to have a stress free long-distance move, some planning is required. Your organizational skills must be on par with the requirements of the task at hand. That’s why we are going to recommend a few tips we have gathered over the years working with long distance movers FL. The idea is to put these tips into one ultimate moving checklist you can refer to once moving day comes. Since you can’t simply come back to your old home once you find out that you have forgotten to pack something. So plan carefully!

Long distance moving
Long-distance moving can be quite stressful if you don’t plan appropriately!

Long distance moving

As we have mentioned previously, long-distance moving can give rise to anxiety. Imagine it to be just like regular moving, just three times as hard. The reason for this is the distance you, your family, and your belonging must travel in order to get where you want. This draws consequences to what you are going to carry with you. More specifically what you need to pack and how you are going to do it. Since you don’t want to pack something you will never use but on the other hand… You don’t want NOT to pack something you actually need. So you are going to have to strike a balance between comfort and utility. Trying to find out what is it that you absolutely cannot live without, and what you don’t really need.

Packing for long distance moving.

Make sure you create a list of all the items that you are going to pack. This can help you clear out that “brain fog” you might feel.

The first step in finding out what you need to pack is to go through a very personal process called decluttering. Now, we have written on this topic before. In the article declutter and organize your home for seniors we have mentioned several methods for accomplishing decluttering. Now, we are not going to repeat ourselves. The same things we mentioned there, apply here as well.

The KonMari method

The general crux of that post is in the following. Collect all the items that you want to and need to pack into one pile. Then simply ask yourself does this item spark joy? If it doesn’t you going to either donate that item or recycle it if appropriate. This is known as the Kon Mari method. This way you should only be left with the bare essentials. Which is good. That is what we want. You want to pack as little items as possible when moving across the country. The fewer items you pack, the cheaper the moving cost, the easier it will be for the movers to move those items.

Hire professional packers

However, there is also one really good tip we can give out. From our years of working in the moving industry, we gleamed into something interesting. While people generally shy away from hiring movers, because of the cost… Once they do, they can’t look back. Now, there is a reason for that. If the name of the game is fast and efficient packing and relocating, long distance movers Miami has got you covered. They will pack everything you own and ship it, and you won’t have to think twice about it. You can spend the moving day enjoy quality time with your family.

  • tip: if you hire professional movers you won’t have to think about disassembling your furniture, moving your large household appliances, etc. They will take care of all that. So if comfort and relaxation are more important that a stressful yet cheaper move, you might want to consider hiring a moving company.
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Professional movers can lend a helping hand to those in need.

Last-minute changes.

After you have packed everything up, there is a couple of things that you must add to your moving checklist if you want to move that long-distance. So with that in mind, we recommend you do the following steps.

  • change your address. Once you have packed everything and are ready to move, we recommend that you change your address. By that, we mean that you should change your address in the post office (so you get the new mail delivered there), the tax agencies, social security administration, and other companies (such as the internet, phone, and cable companies).
  • confirm arrangements with the moving company. If you have decided to follow our tips, you might want to give the moving company a call a few days before the actual move. Just as so to confirm that move with them. This is just to be on the safe side. You don’t want a moving day coming and your moving company running late because of some unplanned cause. So make sure you check everything by them.
  • contact utility companies. While you did contact the utility company regarding your phone, internet, and cable, we recommend you also make sure that they have connected you to the grid. What we mean by that is that you want to make sure that you have running water, heat, and electricity in your new home. There is nothing worse than coming into your new home, only to be greeted by a cold, dark home that has no utilities enabled. So be smart. Give your utility companies a ring.


In conclusion, what are the best long distance moving tips?

The best recommendation we can give you is to keep it simple. Any moving, including long-distance is tough. It requires planning and determination. However, you can get a lot of help just by hiring professional movers to assist you with that. However, if you are not sure what moving company to choose, look no further than Cross Country Moving. We are a moving broker that can find exactly what you need, when you need it, and all at an affordable rate. So what are you waiting for? Contact us now!