We here at Joe’s Moving understand that moving is vast distances is quite difficult, so we have provided some guidelines to help get you started with the move. Very few people know the ins and outs of long distance moving, and knowing this will give you a huge leg up in a stressful time in your life. It is important to recognize that going long ways is considerably different from going short ways, but you can do a few things to make sure that you are in the best possible place.
1.Organization is key
You are going to want to transition to life in your new city as soon as possible, which means you have to know where everything is. In turn, this means that it is wise to label all of your boxes as clearly as you can. There are a few different ways you can do this, and you should do this in a way that is best for you. For example, you can put your pots, pans, and other items you will need as soon as you arrive in a box marked Day One. Or, you could mark various boxes with the rooms they go in. The most popular iteration of this tip is marking what is in all the packings.
2. Nothing you can eat or drink
This one may seem a little bit odd. After all, you have your pots and pans with you, so it may seem intuitive to bring along your food. However, there are many things that can go wrong. For instance, furniture can fall over and nail the box with beans in it, crushing and opening the can and causing you lentils to leak out. In some cases, food can attract vermin to your belongings, which is not good for anyone. Liquids are less problematic, but are rarely worth the risk. If you do bring them, ensure that the lids are properly secured.
3. You are in it for the long haul
It is easy to miss the forest for all the trees as you take your possessions across the country. As experienced movers, we recommend you get high-quality boxes that can deal with the wear and tear that occurs on the road. Your possessions are going to move around, so make sure that all of your boxes are filled to the brim, and that nothing is loose.
4. Be prepared
As you pack and prepare yourself for a long journey, you should take care of your things, but you should also take care of yourself. Make sure to eat a hearty meal the day before, and get all the rest you need. There are certain items you will need during and immediately after the trip, and you should bring these items with you in a backpack. If you need to call someone when you arrive, bring a charger, and if you think your kids will make a mess in the back seat, bring paper towels. Do an oil check, acquire jumper cables, check your wiper blades, and give yourself some peace of mind.
Joe’s Moving has a tremendous amount of experience with helping people move. If you want to go ready, set, done, give us a call and we will make the whole process easy. At Joe’s Moving, we will have you grooving.