Tips for your first long distance move

family of four preparing for moving

If you are moving to a remote location, perhaps several hundred miles away, it is important to do proper planning. Moving within your town or city is not that difficult by comparison.

It will likely take you just a few minutes to drive from one location to the other. When traveling to another part of your state or interstate travel, there is so much more than you have to plan for.

If you hire a long distance moving company, they will take care of all of this for you. Yet, there are still a few things that you need to plan for.

Here are a few tips on how to plan your first long distance move, whether on your own, with friends, or working with a professional long distance moving company.

What Would You Need To Start Your Journey?

Before you move, everything needs to be organized and packed up. This will require boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and equipment to get everything into the trucks you are using.

If you invite friends or family members over to help you, they can also contribute to some of the supplies you may need. You will also need a roadmap to your destination. This is something that you can easily bring up on your phone.

It is important to determine where stopping points are for resting, getting a meal, and where you can get gas if you drive a substantial distance.

How To Plan Your Move For Success

Once you have everything loaded, and people are ready to move with you, you need to designate who the driver is in front. Although this should be you, you may have a person driving with you that have gone this route before.

This is something that you should ask people that are helping you move. This will allow you to feel more confident about completing your journey without any adverse incident.

Finally, if there are destinations for getting gas, lunch, or even dinner if the drive is that long, these should be preplanned, so everyone knows where to go if your caravan of helpers gets separated.

If everyone is using cell phones, keeping contact with each other will be very easy. It’s just good to have a plan set up in case problems do arise.

This will include not only the places to stop but at what time all of you should be arriving.

What If You Are Using Professional Movers?

If you are going to hire a long distance moving company, part of the process evaluates each of the companies that provide this…
 
 
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