5 Tips for Preparing for a Long Distance Move

Whether you are moving from the west coast to the east coast or just moving a state over, a long distance move can be an intense experience. To make it easier, we have compiled some of our best tips for making your long distance move a less stressful one.

Create a moving plan- While this may be obvious, when it comes to moving a large distance, having an idea of your goals will not only help you reach them, but keep peace of mind as to what you need to catch up on should you miss a day of preparation. The more time you give yourself to prepare, the less likely you will be panic-packing last minute.

Hire a trustworthy moving company- Finding the right moving company is essential to making sure your belongings get to your new home safely. You want to look for a company that has good reviews from past clients, professional staff, and the experience to take care of you during your move.

Get moving insurance- Protecting valuable items during a move can give you peace of mind and help you get Grandma’s table to your new home safely. Make sure you are aware of what your insurance covers and what it does not by sitting down with your policy provider and having an open discussion.

Update your important documents- Now that you have your new home and moving plan set and in motion, it is time to update your documents. Think about all the different places your address will need updating such as your driver’s license, passport, credit cards, and even your online shopping accounts. Some of these documents need more time to process so getting the ball rolling now will save you time in the long run.

Storage Solutions- Whatever you aren’t able to bring with you yet can be placed in a secure storage location until you are ready to have it shipped to you. Large items like furniture can be put away until you are sure that you will have the space for them in your new home. Make sure to take pictures of your items and keep a list of what is in your storage unit so that you can reference it easily in the future. Ask us about our ability to do this for you!

We hope that these tips have helped give you an idea of what you can do if you are moving across the country and consider us for your nationwide moving needs. Of course if you are moving locally we offer full service moving in Los Angeles as well as various storage solutions to make your move as easy as possible!