How to prepare yourself for a long move

Sometimes a move can be a small one, just a few streets or across a town. Sometimes however, a move can be much more long distance. These long distance moves can be a lot more stressful than a short distance one, however, with some careful planning you can make it is easy as possible.

Moving long distance? Here are some of the top tips on how to prepare yourself.

Know your move date

Once everything is in place, you need to have your move date set in stone. After all, there are plenty of things that you are going to need to have in place. This includes things such as car hire, or flights if that is required. Not having a set move date can make the entire process a lot more stressful.

Make sure you book a moving company

Whilst a short distance move can possibly be done on your own using a car, a long distance one is never going to work. This means that you will need to book a moving company to help get all your personal belongings and furniture to your new home. You should always try to book this with plenty of time in advance, that way you can be sure that they will be free when you need them.

Declutter your old home

The moving process is much easier if you take the time to declutter and reorganise your current home. Moving is the perfect excuse for sorting out your belongings and making sure that you are not keeping anything that you don’t need. Not only does it mean that you have less to pack (and unpack) but also cuts down on the costs with transporting your stuff.

You can either donate or sell the stuff that you no longer want. The choice really is up to you.

Pack up

Packing can take a while, so make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to do this. It works so much better if you are organised during packing, as this will allow for easy unpacking at the other end.

Try to box things in a logical fashion, and always make sure that your boxes are labelled clearly.

Move yourself

Once the big day comes you will want to greet the moving company at your old property and make sure that everything gets taken. Then it is to move yourself. Whether you are driving or flying, make sure that you know the best route to take and how your timings are going to work too.

Unpack and settle

Now comes the best part of moving. You have reached your new home and you are ready to unpack and relax. Whilst you may be keen to explore the new area, it is a great idea to take the time to organise your home, then you can get out there and discover your new neighbourhood, without worrying that you need to unpack everything when you get home.

These top tips are great for long distance moves, but really, they apply to any type of move. All you need to do is make sure that you have everything ready and that you are organized. Otherwise you could make the entire process much more difficult for yourself.

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