3 Critical Steps To Remember When Planning For a Long Distance

March 23 2017

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It's no secret that moving is a stressful occasion. Even if you're just moving across the street, it seems like there are a million things to remember. According to the American Moving and Storage Association, the average cost of an intrastate move (moving to another place within your state) is $1,170. But long-distance moves can be the most complicated, overwhelming, and expensive, especially if you're moving overseas. If you're getting stressed out about your upcoming long distance move, here are some helpful hints.

  • Prepare your list as early as possible.

    When planning a big move, you cannot underestimate the importance of preparing a well-organized list. Instead of grouping everything together under one massive 'to do' list, organize actions according to when they should be complete. This can go month by month, week by week or even day by day. Just make sure you'll be able to keep up with the list by setting realistic goals. Of course, if it's a last-minute unplanned move, making a list months ahead of time may be impossible, but it's important to do what you can with the time you have.

  • Pick a moving company.

    The process of finding the right moving company can be tedious, but it can provide you with much-needed peace of mind before the big moving day. The research process for finding a moving company should include both online and word of mouth research. Get estimates from moving services and compare them with reviews, but overall, you should never sacrifice service quality to save money. If you'll need to keep some of your belongings in a storage unit, get estimates from storage rental services as well.

  • Pack and label properly.

    Packing and labeling your boxes properly is another essential step of any moving process. Sure, you can count on a residential moving company to transport your belongings from place to place, but unless you pack them properly, there's still a risk for damage. Make sure to add at least two inches of protection between your valuables and the box, and it's also a good idea to reinforce all the seams with packing tape. Clearly label the boxes and try to organize them so that they are grouped according to which room they'll end up in. The more effort you put into this process, the easier time you'll have unpacking.

Ultimately, staying organized is the most important aspect of any move, albeit the most difficult. For more information about moving, contact SD Reliable Delivery.