Whether you’re relocating your household or business, long distance moving presents a unique set of challenges. Many people facing a cross-state or even international move aren’t sure where to start when it comes to developing a plan of attack. If you can relate to this, don’t worry! The moving experts at 495 Movers Inc. have developed a streamlined checklist to help with all your moving needs!
1. Choose Between DIY or Professional Long-Distance Moving Services
Your first step is to decide whether you’ll be moving yourself or hiring professional moving services. Unless you are moving a very small amount (that can fit into one moving vehicle) or have a team of reliable friends and vehicles at your disposal, it’s a good idea to go professional for your moving needs.
When shopping for residential or commercial moving companies, make sure to read reviews and get detailed quotes from each company. A quality business will complete an on-site quote that considers any specialized items or extra costs.
2. Get Packing!
It’s always a good idea to begin packing long before your moving date — these things always take longer than you expect them to. We also recommend donating or throwing away any unnecessary items beforehand to help you save on your moving and storage services.
If you’ve included partial or full-service packing in your moving package, sit back and let the professionals take care of the work! If not, get your materials ready and tackle one room at a time. Your moving and storage company may provide packing materials, or you can start asking around about where to find cardboard boxes (usually grocery stores are good places to look!)
3. Get the Paperwork Out of The Way
Before your moving day is underway, make sure you have all the essentials out of the way. This includes switching your utilities, changing your address, and organizing any necessary provisions for your children and pets. Our crews also recommend organizing an “essentials box” that you keep on hand throughout your move. This box should contain important paperwork (medical files, passports, etc…), and the things you’ll need during your first few nights in your new home.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help with your next residential or commercial moving venture, call the experienced team at 495 Movers Inc.! We’ll provide you with a detailed on-site moving estimate and design a package that meets your long-distance moving needs and budget. To schedule your appointment, call today or fill in an online form. Our professional and knowledgeable moving staff are ready and waiting to make your next move a seamless experience!