Some moves might be more comfortable than others, but long-distance moving is possibly the most grueling and tiring. There’s a lot to be done along the way, and it can be hard to keep track of it all. Here at Meehan’s Family Moving, we understand how important it is to stay on top of your tasks during a big move, so we’ve put together a quick guide to help you during your long-distance move!
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Do Your Research
Take the time to research interstate moving companies in your area. Then, figure out a budget, get a long distance moving quote, and narrow down the list to find the best moving company for your situation.
Create a Schedule and Plan
Create a list or spreadsheet with everything that needs to be done and by when. Put it somewhere that it is visible and easily accessible, and review it often. By doing this, you’ll make sure you get to everything that needs to be done without forgetting any tasks along the way.
What To Pack and How
Packing will be stressful, and it will take a lot of time. Start early, and label boxes as you go. Use the move as an opportunity to declutter, and discard or donate items that you no longer use or need. Prepare a bag of things that you will want to have at hand with you during the move, like important papers, toiletries, changes of clothes, and anything you’d expect to need during the trip and first few days of unpacking. Most importantly, be completely packed and ready to go on moving day.
Taking Care Of The Kids and Pets
Moving across the country can be very stressful on children and pets. Having a plan well in advance will ensure that they remain calm and safe, allowing you to stay focused on the task at hand. Keep entertainment and snacks readily available for small children, and try to have some designated family members supervising them in turns. If you have pets, research different state laws regarding vaccinations and paperwork. Have your pet checked by a veterinarian beforehand to get health records up to date, and also to ensure that they are healthy enough to travel.
Managing The Trip
Know the routes that you plan to take to your new home – research whether there is construction along the way, the best times to travel along certain roads, and where you plan to eat or stay overnight if needed. Plan frequent stops for pets and or children to give them the opportunity to stretch and use the bathroom. Remember to make reservations, book hotels in advance, and also get your vehicle checked out by a mechanic so it doesn’t break down in some unfamiliar place during your travels.
Plan Your Long-Distance Move With Meehan’s Family Moving
Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help you move to your new home with no stress, even if it’s across the country! Our team of professional and expert movers will handle your possessions with the care and value that they deserve. Call us today at 561-904-6000 or visit our website for more information.