Let’s be honest- we share your anxiety about this adventure. But if you dare to make the first step, you will do your best to cope with this tough task. These tips are just a reminder: be well prepared and go ahead!

1. Planning is crucial here

There are many things you need to take into account during the pre-moving process. And a written plan will save your nerve cells so don’t underestimate this stage. Start with a to-do list:  search and arrange preparation with a reliable moving company, prepare all necessary belongings, buy packing supplies, pick the right date and set a moving budget. Of course, you will track the process with a checklist and timeline.

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2. Best mover for your purpose

Needless to say, a trustworthy moving company is one of the main points. Ask your neighbors and friends and do research in advance. Probably you’ll be faced with many quotations and have doubts about which are the best. Our advice is to make up qualified service, price, additional options and insurance.  Movers should provide you with references, detailed plan and contract. Before you sign a contract, you should understand exactly what you’re being charged for. If you’re moving long-distance, you should ask your moving company when they expect your belongings to arrive at your new home.

3. Devil in details

No matter who and how will help you with moving, your attention to details is needed. Plan your timeline, keep a close eye on the moving contract conditions. Also you may consider extra insurance coverage.  Basic insurance covers items by weight not a value. The American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) advises people moving long distances to insure their belongings if they want to be absolutely secured. According to their statistics about 20% of movers receive claims afterwards.

Don’t forget about the high-tech approach. There are top moving app available to ease your preparation: Moveadvisor, Sortly and Todoist. All apps suggest you create a list of belongings, track the timeline and even create a QR code for  a list of a box’s contents.

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4. Start from documents and necessities

First of all, make sure your documents are in a separate case. Your driving license, social security card, passport and birth certificate  are under your attention. Carry them with you, you’ll probably need them shortly after your arrival. Other items like clothing, toiletries, medications, and whatever else you need to keep yourself comfortable should be carried in the necessities’ box. Sometimes you may have to wait more than 24 hours for the movers to arrive.

Carry your documents aside from the moved stuff

5. Packing, sorting and labeling

It’s better to start packing before several weeks.Make an inventory of your items and get rid of anything you don’t want to take to the new house. Create a color code and  systemize your belongings. Stickers and labels are the best choice. This can help you sort through boxes immediately and carry them to the right rooms right upon arrival. One more tip is to write your name on each box to avoid mixing with another shipment.

Packing, sorting and labeling while moving

Keep these tips in mind and feel free to contact us for quotes and fair prices for long distance moving.