Master Your Long-Distance Moves With These Expert Tips
Are you a military family who is about to be transferred again? Or do you live in one place and work in another? Whatever your situation, long-distance moving can be difficult. Fortunately, there are some expert tips from Vantage Moving that will make the process much easier for you!
First, we will start with how to pack your home. If you are moving across the country, it is best to hire a company that specializes in long-distance moves . This way they can plan routes and make sure all of their employees know exactly what needs packed where. Also, these companies have trucks large enough to accommodate everything you need! However, if this isn’t an option for you then there are some other things we recommend doing:
Take inventory of every room and write down items as well as numbers next to them (i.e., bedroom # bed, dresser, desk). This will help you keep track of everything as you pack.
Pack heavier items on the bottom and lighter ones on top.
Use packing peanuts, bubble wrap, or blankets to protect your fragile items.
Label boxes with what is inside (i.e., kitchen supplies, bedroom décor) so that it is easier for the movers to put them in the correct room when they arrive at your new home.
If you have any large pieces of furniture (like a couch), take it apart before moving it. This will make it much easier to get through tight spaces and up staircases!
Now let’s talk about what to do with your pets during a long-distance move . If your pets are comfortable with it, we recommend putting them in a kennel and taking them with you on the road. This way they will be able to adjust to their new surroundings at their own pace and you will have peace of mind knowing that they are safe and sound. However, if your pet is not comfortable being in a kennel or if you are unable to take them with you, there are some other options. You can either find someone to watch them for the duration of your move or put them in a boarding facility until you arrive at your destination.