Long distance moving tips to make your work simple

Posted on: 5 February 2018

Moving is an activity that everyone dreads because of the effort involved in the process. If you are planning to move to a new place, you have to worry about the state which your valuables will be transported, the stress of leaving your old and familiar surroundings and the uncertainties that come with starting a new life. With all these things in mind, it would only be fair to find movers who are competent for a smooth and stress-free process. Here are tips which can make your long-distance travel easy and safe.

Packing for the long haul

If you are moving items across a number of states, ensure that you have packed so well that the individual items can survive different people handling them over the length of the journey. If packing boxes, do it in a way that leaves no empty spaces between them and also make sure that each of the boxes has been packed all the way to the top. Instead of using cheap boxes from the gas station, invest in high quality moving boxes and Styrofoam. Keep in mind that the boxes might even be moved from one side to the other during the move.

Avoid packing food and liquids

The worst thing about packing food is that some of it may perish along the way, and if it doesn't, it may get crushed or attract vermin along the way. The worst thing about having perishable food is that stowaway vermin such as racoons may get into your stuff and start tearing it apart. The problem with packing liquids is that they might spill onto other things and if you are transporting goods in the same trucks with other people, you risk ruining other people's stuff, which may mean having to pay.

Understanding the move in location

After the truck arrives in your chosen destination, the movers will need another means to take your valuables to your new home. You need to find out if the house is accessible via a tractor-trailer. If this is not possible, you may have to incur the extra cost of hiring a shuttle service.

These are the kinds of issues that you need to consider before a long distance move. Note that unlike the short distance moves where a truck just carries your things, long distance moves at times include sharing storage space and moving trucks. Hire a competent company to label your valuables correctly and make sure they all arrive safely to your new home.