Relocating on a Budget: Tips for Long Distance Moves

Moving across town can be stressful enough, but long distance moves are typically the most difficult. Not only are long distance moves expensive, they also require extra planning for transitioning to a brand new environment. Often times, long distance moves take days at a time to complete, and may require additional assistance upon arrival.

If you’re one of the 37 million people who move every year and are looking to move 100 miles or more, hiring professional movers for a long distance move is the way to go. These professionals are trained, certified, and staffed with the skills and tools to assist with your long distance move.

When you hire a professional moving company, the expert planning that full moving services can provide will ensure that your long distance move runs smoothly for both you and your family. Not only will you save time and money with movers, the extra hand will help ease the frustration that often comes with relocating in and out of state.

As you prepare for your next big move, consider these 5 professional packing and moving tips for relocating on a budget:

  1. Start Early: Don’t wait until the last minute to pack and clean out junk. Prepare a thorough moving plan weeks in advance to help make moving day less stressful for you and your movers. Figure out what needs to be disposed of in advance so your movers can work with you to ensure everything is packed and ready for shipment. Even if you opt for packing services, it’s important to have a packing and storage plan ready to prevent miscommunication or damage.
  2. Label Your Boxes: Speed up the moving process by marking your boxes with the appropriate destination rooms. Otherwise, your movers will be constantly asking you where everything belongs, or worse, they’ll leave your boxes in the living room and you’ll have to move them yourself. Save time and let the movers do the work for you by labeling your boxes while you pack.
  3. Take What You Need: Before moving day, make note of what you want to keep. Save money on transport and storage costs by tossing what you can do without. Make an inventory of everything you need and decide what can be thrown away or donated to help cut back on cargo space and moving time.
  4. Use Free Packing Materials: Moving boxes, bubble wrap, and other packing materials can cost a small fortune when relocating homes. If you want to save money on packing services, use what you already own for safely storing your belongings. Visit your local recycling center for free cardboard boxes. Wrap fragile items in old magazines, newspapers, towels, and linens for added protection.

Save On Your Next Long Distance Move with Meehan’s Family Moving

At Meehan’s Family Moving, we pride ourselves in taking personal care of our customers and their belongings with every local and long distance move. Our precise planning and attention to detail are guaranteed to go above and beyond customer expectations for a professional moving company.

We understand the stress and frustration that relocating can bring. Let us be the number one local and long distance movers you can count on.

To find out how we can help with your next long distance move, give us a call and receive a free estimate on our moving services. For all your local, long distance, and commercial moving needs, trust in Meehan’s Family Moving. Contact us today! (571) 904-6000.