Moving house long distance – 4 Great tips

9 May, 2023

Moving house long distance – 4 Great tips

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If you have a work opportunity far away you may be hesitating because it requires moving house long distance. As a homeowner the thought of selling up, packing to travel long distance can be a worry. If you prepare early and follow our top tips you will find it easier than you think to plan and make the most of this opportunity, stress free. Read on to learn more.

Moving house long distance? 4 Ways to make it go as smoothly as possible

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Hiring a specialist removal company can help to minimise the stress of the move

There are few things in life that can be as stressful as having to uproot your life, and move. Moving house long distances along with your possessions and belongings can be even more of a challenge.

Consider the stress inherent in moving house long distance

Even if you were to completely ignore the emotional stress of having to bid farewell to your friends, family, acquaintances, and your old way of life, the sheer process of planning, organizing, packing, and getting set up in your new destination can be intense.

Many skip the opportunity of a long distance move

So intense are the worries, in fact, that as much as 72% of Americans give better job opportunities, quality of life, and savings a hard pass, merely because they detest the idea of a move. However, moving house long distance need not always be this stressful. By taking the right measures, it can become manageable at the very least.

Top tips for moving house long distance

In this article, we cover certain tried-and-tested best practices to make your long distance move as smooth, hassle-free, and stress-free as possible.

1.   Start planning early for moving house long distance

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Planning and preparing ahead will help when moving house long distance

People tend to feel overwhelmed when having to move long-distances. With so many moving parts, changes, and things to do, it’s hard not to. The best way to deal with this is by starting to plan early.

Plan early when moving house long distance

Your moving checklist consists of all the tasks that need to be completed before you head off to your new destination. This can include anything and everything pertaining to your move, with the checklist updated as and when new tasks arise, or tasks being completed.

In the midst of a major move, having one point of contact, that is your checklist that lists everything done, and what needs to be done, is a great way to keep track of things, and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

2.   Hire a professional moving company

Each year millions of individuals decide to pack, move, and unpack their belongings all by themselves. People often use services such as U-Haul.

While this is great for saving money, when it comes to moving house long distance, the savings of going DIY aren’t there. The difference in costs from DIY and hiring help can be negligible and the worry disproportionate. The unknown costs and level of effort required for doing it all by yourself, often makes it not worth it, no matter how much you try to save.

Hire professionals when moving house long distance

By hiring a professional moving company, you get a one-stop solution for all your problems. From planning, packing, loading, and transporting, to unpacking at your destination, everything is taken care of, leaving you with minimal stress.

While hiring a professional moving service, make sure that they provide services across all major towns and cities. If you are planning a move from New York to Miami, it is good to work with moving companies in NYC that also maintain a presence in Miami.

3.   Pack a ‘First night’ box

When you arrive at your destination, it may not be feasible to unpack all of your belongings quickly. Moreover if you are moving house long distance it is even more of a challenge to have your home and belongings set up and ready to use right away.

You might also be faced with a range of other issues that you haven’t prepared for.

Pack emergency supplies to be ready for your first night

Think what you might need straightaway on arrival if you things fail to arrive with you or are inaccessible on arrival. What will you need in a ‘First Night’ box. Prepare a box containing everything you need as soon as you get there – clothes, medication, supplies essential tools. It is a great way to stay prepared.

Even in worst case situations, all you have to do is keep track of this one box, and you will be good to go. Then you can sort out other aspects and the loose ends of your move knowing you have the basics with you.

4.   Plan for your pets

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When you pack you may find that your pets become agitated as they sense their home environment changing

A long distance move may be stressful for you, but they can be downright fatal for your pets without the right measures and preparations.

Consider the effect on your pets

Given how much we love our pets, and our inability to see them stressed out, it is good to plan ahead for your pets, for the sake of your own sanity.

You can get started by looking up pet-friendly hotels to keep your furry friends comfortable during the move, and apart from this make sure to add the updating of their ID tags and microchips with your new address to the checklist.

Final thoughts on moving house long distance

Moving is never easy. And moving house long distance can be more of a challenge. We can, however, make it less overwhelming and uncertain with the right planning, tracking, and organization.

The above-mentioned tips and tricks are just the start, for a prolific planner this is a body of knowledge in and itself to explore and figure out.

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