Moving Tips and Tricks: How To Plan Your Long-Distance Move

By Bob Gorman posted 07-11-2019 04:28

Whether you are moving only a few hundred miles or going to the new continent, you’ll have to plan each step of the process. Moving long distance is no joke, you’ll need a lot of time and effort to finish your moving to the new apartment successfully. In this article, we will show you the best moving tips and tricks which will help you plan your long-distance move.

Make a moving plan before doing anything

Moving is an exhausting and enormous task which requires a thorough plan. You will have to move everything you have hundreds or even thousands of miles away. Therefore, you should write down every moving task before you go for action. After you write everything down, check again in case you miss something, and after that, start prioritizing. It is usually the best to start with the most challenging tasks (when you have more strength and focus) and finish with the easy ones.

Determine your moving budget

Before deciding on hiring a moving company or not, you will have to determine your moving budget. Obviously, long-distance moves will cost more. Therefore, you’ll have to know precisely how long is the distance of your moving, and also how many stuff you want to carry with yourself. You might need two, three, or more vehicles, which also cost a lot. Keep these things in mind and determine your budget before making any other decision.

Research and choose a reputable moving company based on the type of move you need

It is okay if you want to move everything yourself, but in most cases, it is necessary to hire a reputable moving company. Make your decision based on the research, but also on the type of moving you need. It could be either intrastate (within the same state/country) or interstate (crossing a state or international border during the move). For instance, you can choose Boston movers if you need local moving, or Boston to New York movers if you are moving interstate. Choose smart and wisely based on your needs.

Make the inventory list and downsize as much as you can

Moving long-distance means that your stuff might become spread across multiple states or even continents. Therefore, it is essential to take inventory of all your belongings before the move. There are numerous apps you can use, but also a notebook and pen if you prefer. Anyways, make sure you have a complete list of everything you possess in one place. Only that way you won’t have to worry if everything arrived at your new home. Just check your inventory list and find a new space for each thing.

Figure out how do you want your new home to look like

Before you move your double bed and multiple bookshelves across the country, you should first figure out if you have enough space in your new home for that. Measure how much open space you have in the apartment and calculate where you want to put your biggest things. You don’t want to bring that bed all the way to see that you don’t have enough space for it. Also, get rid of all unwanted items before you move – everything that you don’t use or need. Tossing some of your belongings will lower the price of your moving estimate, while also making packing and unpacking a lot easier.

Keep in mind that all your decisions have to be based on the type of your move and the amount of stuff you have. However, try to cut everything you don’t need, make the inventory list, and hire professionals to help you finish this mission in the best possible way.