Moving across the country or another side of the work is exciting. However, long distance moving requires lots of preparation, discipline, and work. Hiring a professional moving company helps a lot. However, movers are not magicians. You will need to cooperate and work together with them too.

If you are not moving to another part of the world, it might be difficult to understand the difference between long distance and local move. Indeed, there’s no unanimous definition. However, the majority of movers refer to long distance move as the one that is over 400 miles.

In this article, we will give you a few tips on how to prepare for a long distance move.

1. Start as early as you can

Usually, the decision to move comes once you find a new place to live. Then you need to set a moving day and start looking for professional movers that will help you to relocate. Of course, you can do everything yourself, but long distance moving company simplifies this process.

2. Plan your move

Having a detailed plan is crucial. You have to devote some time for decluttering, donating, removing and packing your belongings. Keep in mind that the more detailed your plan is, the easier to do everything right and on time. Besides, crossing out a completed task is a great motivator!

3. Declutter

Less stuff means less packing. Therefore, before putting everything into boxes, you’d better look through your belongings critically and decide what to keep, what to donate or sell, and what to throw away. We shared a decluttering guide here.

4. Pack pack pack

Once your wardrobe, shelves, attic, and basement are emptier, it’s time for packing. We highly recommend packing room by room and labeling boxes correctly. You shouldn’t forget to protect and properly pack fragile items too. You can read our suggestions for packing here.

5. Plan transportation

Long distance move requires strong consideration on what transportation you will need. Based on the distance, you should consider either driving or flying your new location. Consult your moving company to choose the right service for you.

6. Confirm moving date and greet the movers

Sign up the contract and confirm the moving date with your moving company as soon as possible. This will help you to stay calmer during the move because you will be certain that your help will arrive on the agreed date. Once your movers arrive, your new chapter of life officially begins.

If you are still looking for a professional moving company that could guide you through upcoming long distance move, Call The Movers would gladly help you. Just give us a call and we will discuss your move.