Moving is a daunting task even if you’re simply moving from one part of town to another. Moving stuff across the country can be more complicated while requiring more advance planning and being more time-consuming and expensive. The following are some tips to make moving stuff across the country as easy as possible:
Moving stuff across the country tips
Consider how much help you’ll need
Figure out how much help you’ll need when you’re planning on moving stuff across the country. Part of this depends on your budget, and part depends on the logistics of the easiest way to deal with moving stuff across the country. The easiest way to do this is to find a company that offers several different services – such as help packing and unpacking, loading and unloading a rental truck, and unloading PODs or trailers – and prepare prices and specifics.
Create a moving checklist
Moving stuff across the country can be overwhelming, so start with a checklist of moving-related tasks you’ll need to complete, as well as when they need to be completed by. Include everything from packing-related tasks to getting your utilities, car registration, and driver’s license set up in your new location. This will help you stay on track and ensure that nothing is forgotten.
Declutter and give your furniture serious consideration
It’s easy to accumulate a lot of items you don’t need, so be sure to sort through your belongings and donate, sell, or trash anything that’s no longer useful to you before moving stuff across the country. In addition, weigh the cost of moving large items such as furniture against how much they’re worth. These belongings can be difficult to move, take up a lot of room in a truck, and may be expensive if your mover charges by the pound. If your couch has seen better days, for example, you may be better off not moving it and instead buying a new one at your future home. That way you can make sure it fits well in its new space.
Keep some necessities with you
Pack a suitcase with toiletries, medications, personal necessities, and some clothing, and make sure it stays with you as you’re moving stuff across the country. Also pack a box of items to open first when you arrive at your new home, containing necessities such as linens, some dishes, and a few pots and pans. Make sure it’s packed into the moving van last so you can easily reach it when arriving at your destination.
Pack fragile items extremely well
If you’re packing your own belongings, make sure to take special care with fragile items. Use plenty of bubble wrap, blankets, and other items to help cushion them, and pack fragile items together so you and/or the movers will know to be particularly careful with these boxes as you’re moving stuff across the country.
Plan for your pets
Pets will need to be taken care of so they can stay safe and calm before, during, and after you’re moving stuff across the country. Take them to the vet to make sure they’re healthy and to get advice on making the move as easy as possible on them. You’ll then need to arrange safe transportation for your pet, whether that’s in a vehicle with you or on an airplane if you’re flying to your new home.
Contact us today to learn more about moving stuff across the country. We’ll help you determine the most convenient method that fits within your budget and help your move proceed as easily and stress-free as possible.