Before you’ve started any of your preparations for your long-distance move, the whole idea of moving so far away from the place that you’ve called home for years can seem daunting. How are you going to get it all done?
Fortunately, we’re here to make the process so much easier for you and your family. Just follow the full guide of tips and advice below, and you’ll streamline the packing and moving process so that it can no longer scare you.
1. Start with lists.
Before you start shoving things into boxes, make some lists. You’ll need a list of packing supplies that you’ll need to buy as well as lists of what to pack and what to leave behind. Don’t forget a list of the best movers in your area as well.
2. Keep an essentials box so that you have what you need for your first night away.
The first night that you are in your new home, there are certain things that you will need. Make sure that you have these in a travel bag so that they are easy to find.
3. Pack boxes by room.
The best way to pack things to pack by whom. There should be boxes for your kitchen, boxes for each bedroom, boxes for the living room and boxes for each bathroom.
4. Always put heavier things at the bottoms of boxes.
As a rule of thumb and to avoid breaking your possessions, put heavy things at the bottom of boxes and light things on.
5. Put important items and documents in a separate bag or box.
Never pack away important documents like birth certificates, contracts or passports and identity cards. Keep these in a special folder that stays with you.
6. Don’t just throw things away. Donate what you can.
It’s a great idea to declutter as you pack. To do this, make piles. First, make a pile of things that you can give away. It may seem easier to just to toss the things that you don’t want, but that’s wasteful, and you should give things to friends or family members or donate them to charity. Some things you might even be able to sell so that you can make a bit of money to pay your long distance movers with.
7. Ask for help from friends and relatives.
Finally, if you have trouble making time for packing and getting rid of things that you don’t need, your friends and family should be able to help you. In fact, when friends and family come to help, they will almost surely be more ruthless than you are with helping you sort through things and get hard packing done.
By taking heed of all of these tips and tricks and hiring a great moving company, your moving experience should be a breeze. To learn more, Premiere Van Lines has additional resources available for reference.