Moving house to the next street is one thing but moving long-distance is completely another. Yes, all moves are stressful, that’s not something that you can argue with, but the fact is that moving further afield is increasingly stressful as there’s a lot more that comes with this kind of move, there’s a lot more that needs to be done.
Bearing that in mind, below are some tips and pieces of advice for making your long-distance move as seamless as possible.
Hire the right movers
One of the most important factors when it comes to orchestrating a long-distance move is to ensure that you are using the right moving team. What you want to do is choose a team that is experienced when it comes to moving house and know what they are doing. The fact is that moving is always going to be stressful but having the right team on hand to help can make the moving process far less stressful and much simpler and easier.
Ask around for movers that your friends, family and colleagues would recommend. It’s important that when it comes to choosing a moving team that you find a team that not only understands your needs and is able to offer you the move that you need but also falls within your price range. The good news is that there are lots of budget-friendly movers, it’s just a case of finding them, that’s all.
Be smart about furniture
If you have any large pieces of furniture or valuable pieces that you don’t want your movers moving, then you might want to consider using a specialist service to ship these items to your new home. There are plenty of reliable and affordable furniture delivery services around that you can choose from, it’s just a case of finding the one that is the right fit for you and your personal needs.
Plan, plan, plan
When it comes to your move, it’s essential that you plan every detail out. From having a packing time scale to colour coding the boxes, it’s essential that you are clued up about every detail of your move. The more organised you are when it comes to moving from your old home to your new one, the more seamlessly your move will go.
Not sure how to plan for your move? Don’t panic as there are plenty of useful resources online, including a wide range of ticklists and cheat sheets that you can take advantage of to help make the moving process a less stressful one.
Arrive when your items do
When moving long-distance, there is nothing more stressful than arriving before your items do. There’s little that you can do in a house with no furniture, bedding or cooking utensils is there? So it makes sense to plan to arrive at your new home when your items do. This might mean staying with family for a few days or booking a hotel, but if doing so makes the moving process less stressful and more enjoyable then it is worthwhile.
There you have it, a guide to all of the most crucial tips when it comes to moving long-distance.