Tips For A Stress Free Long Distance Move

Are you getting ready to move to a new home? Will you be moving to a city in an entirely different state? Help make your impending move less stressful by following these easy tips:

Start organizing everything now: If you decide to hire one of your local household moving companies such as Wheaton World Wide Moving, you may opt to use their packing service. However, things will go much more quickly and easily if everything is organized ahead of time. Start throwing away or donating everything that you won't be taking with you. Ideally, you should start doing this 1-2 months before your actual move date. This will give you enough time to make sure that everything is ready.

Pack your heirlooms yourself: Although household moving companies are paid to pack your things carefully and neatly, you should consider packing your most delicate and valuable items yourself. By doing this, you won't have to worry whether or not your grandmother's antique china set has enough padding or that the plaster casts of your child's footprints will accidentally be dropped. After packing your heirlooms carefully, put the boxes out of the way so that they can be loaded last. By loading them last, you'll know that they haven't been squashed under your collection of hardback books.

Get a storage unit at your destination: Many household moving companies offer free storage after a move, so you should inquire if this is an option. If it's not, compare prices between different self storage locations in the area. Depending on the self storage company, they may allow you to set up a reservation for no fee, even if you cancel the reservation. You may be planning on moving straight into your new home, but upon arrival you could face an unforeseen problem. For example, you could arrive and find out that a pipe broke and has been leaking water everywhere inside. You will not only need to dry out your new home, but keep your belongings elsewhere until your carpet can be replaced and other damage repaired. By having the storage unit waiting for you, you'll save a lot of time and aggravation.

Label everything: If you are doing the packing yourself, make sure to label every box as to where it should go in the new house. If you've hired people to do the packing for you, have labels ready to add to each box as it's filled up. If it looks like you're going to run out of labels and you aren't able to go get more, make sure that you label the most important stuff first. Labeling everything will allow you find exactly what you need when you get to your new home, such as your child's favorite stuffed toys.