Long distance moves can be stressful and require a lot of planning to go smoothly. Beat the sense of overwhelm with a schedule you can stick to, and don’t leave anything to the last minute. Make moving day a breeze with these 4 steps to prepare for a long distance move.

1. Make a Checklist Right Away:

As soon as you know you’re moving, create a checklist based on your moving timeline to help you stay organized and avoid forgetting anything. Write the checklist in order of importance, and stick to it.

2. Hire a Moving Company you can Trust:

Many things can happen over the course of a long distance move, so save yourself the stress and hire the best long distance moving company in your area. Schedule moving estimates at least four weeks before your move (but the sooner the better). As soon as you’ve chosen your moving company, purchase moving insurance and understand what it covers.

3. Downsize what you can:

Purging items you don’t want or use can help lower the cost of moving, and make packing much easier. Donate your unwanted items or host a garage sale and get rid of what you don’t need as far in advance of your moving date as you can.

4. Pack with Care:

Consider the distance your items will travel, and pack them diligently. Avoid scratches, chips, dents and disappointment by wrapping items in moving blankets, towels, dish cloths and bubble wrap for extra protection. No one wants to open a moving box full of broken dishes.

Make your Long Distance Move Simple

Your long distance move doesn’t have to be panic-inducing. A great moving company can make all the difference, and we can help you check that off your to-do list! To schedule a free visual estimate for your move, give us a call at (702) 381-1200 or drop us an email at [email protected].