How to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move

27 Jul

How to Prepare for a Cross-Country Move

Posted By: herlihywp Comments: 0 Categories: Moving Tips

If you are thinking about moving across the state or country, you are likely worried about the work necessary for such a significant transition. Furthermore, those who have decided to make such a lengthy move are undoubtedly overloaded with a litany of considerations ranging from which moving company to select, what items are worth moving, and the timeline of the move, to mention a few.

Our long-distance moving team is here to help with your move. Below, we set forth some helpful advice that will lighten the challenge of a cross-country or cross-state move.

Cross-State and Cross-Country Moves Aren’t DIY Endeavors

It is quite tempting to take on the challenge of a cross-state or cross-country move on your own. However, doing so will prove very challenging, simply because of the magnitude of the project. Do the smart thing by asking for help from moving experts. They’ll sweat all the small stuff of your cross-country move on your behalf so you can square your focus on your work, family, and other responsibilities.

Professional movers will do all the planning, heavy lifting, transportation, and unloading, so you don’t have to. The result will be the safe transportation of your items to your home, ensuring a seamless segue to your new digs.

Cross-Country Moves Require Detailed Planning

Moving requires considerable planning. It is not enough to simply box up your items, load them into the truck, and unload them. This haphazard approach to moving will inevitably result in frustration. You will end up with items packed in random boxes without labels that make the unpacking process a complete mess.

The truth is, moving is somewhat of a science. Professional movers can plan the entirety of the packing, loading, and unloading process for you. Get a virtual home survey so that you can get a quote while at home.

Don’t Plan on Moving Everything

Some items are best left behind. There is no sense in moving every single thing you own when you no longer use all of those items. Take stock of your possessions to determine those you no longer use, rarely use, and do not need/desire. Donate, sell, or discard these items to whittle down your possessions to those that serve a meaningful purpose.

Wrap Furniture for Protection

Can you imagine arriving at your new home and finding your dresser, nightstand, and furniture scraped? Professional movers do everything in their power to prevent such damage.

Furniture should be wrapped in furniture pads and stretch wrap to prevent scratching, denting, chipping, and other damage. This will add considerable protection.

Conduct an Inventory of Your Belongings

It will help to take inventory of your possessions before getting quotes from moving companies. Take out everything from your cabinets, closets and other storage spaces so you know exactly how much must be moved. Once you have a list of items to move, you can give moving companies a better idea of the project’s magnitude for a truly accurate quote.

Get Moving

Are you planning your long-distance move? Do you need help with the planning, the packing, and the moving? Contact us today to set-up a free quote.


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