Doing research to prepare for the long distance moving process is a worthwhile endeavor. It will help you avoid many of the unwanted pitfalls of getting a home or business moved out of state or even out of the country. At 495 Movers Inc., we understand the desire to be as informed as possible about your relocation.

Our courteous and professional team goes above and beyond to make your move a stress-free experience. We offer comprehensive long distance moving services and price estimates that include everything from hourly labor to the moving supplies. Our team also offers full packing and custom crating options. Plus, we can help you arrange for storage in the short term or the long term in our 12,000 sq. ft. warehouse.

However, there are some things that homeowners must still deal with or consider before that long distance relocation.

Get Your Visas in Order

If you are headed to another country, make sure to get all of your paperwork in order first. Otherwise, you won't be able to enter or stay long. Get that passport, and make sure you have a work or travel visa, if needed.

Update Driver's License

Many people don't realize they need to update their driver's license when moving to another state. You usually have a short period of time after moving to get your license for the new state of residency, but don't delay long. You might end up paying extra in fees or having to retake the driving test again.

Pack a Small Box of Personal Items

We recommend packing a small box of personal and household items that you'll need for the early days at home. Take this box with you in the car or on a flight. The moving company you choose may not deliver your items right away. Having essentials on hand saves you a lot of hassle searching for items in unpacked boxes. Consider packing:

·  Clothing

·  Towels

·  Hygiene products

·  Pet supplies

·  Plates, cups, and utensils

·  Books and games

Clearly Label Every Box with Your Name

On packing day, it pays to go around writing your last name and contact information on each box in marker. While we take extra care to keep everything organized, it's always possible for a box to get left behind or misplaced, especially on overseas journeys. Having your information on the outside of the box makes it easier to return these mislaid items to their rightful owner.

Set Aside Cleaning Supplies

Often, homeowners or apartment tenants want to give their old home a quick clean up before turning over the keys. Keep your cleaning supplies set aside in a convenient closet, such as paper towels, spray cleansers, garbage bags, broom, and mop.

Your moving day can go smoothly with the proper preparation. 495 Movers Inc. will do their best to ensure you have all the support and guidance needed to be ready for that big transition. Reach out to our moving company for assistance by giving us a call or filling out our online form. A moving expert can come to your home to provide a complimentary consultation and price estimate right away.