Making the move long-distance can be tough, stressful and downright overwhelming. Whether you have a last-minute packing fiasco or struggle saying goodbye, uprooting your life and going the distance isn’t easy.
But, these 5 quick long-distance moving tips aim to make it a little less intense for you so that all you need to think about is your exciting new location and home.
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Here are our team’s 5 quick tips for your move long-distance.
1. Make Decluttering a Priority
Even when you’re moving a couple of towns over, decluttering should always be a part of your process.
But, when moving long-distance, decluttering is even more important. When you move long-distance, your moving costs are naturally going to be more. By taking excess clutter and goods with you, you’re going to increase them even more.
You’ll find yourself wasting time packing them, paying more to move them, and then letting them collect dust again in your new home.
A simple but effective way to declutter when you move long distance is to ask yourself the following three questions about an item:
- Does this item frequently make my life easier?
- If I lost or broke this item, would I replace it?
- Do I own similar items that I can use in place of this item?
If your answer to all three questions is no then it’s time to move on and declutter your belongings.
2. Update Your Details
Have you ever felt that sinking feeling when you realise you’ve sent your parcel to your old address?
Updating all of your details when you move long distance is a tedious job, but a very important one. We’ve published a list of all of the people and organisations you need to inform when you move. But, you also shouldn’t forget to change your delivery and billing addresses on your regular online shopping sites like Amazon.
It’s a lot harder to get your parcels and post if you’ve moved long-distance, so change all of your addresses and information to save yourself a long-term headache.
3. Use a Removals Service
By spending more time on the road with your belongings squeezed into the back of your car, there is a greater chance that something can go wrong or get damaged.
Using a removals service makes the move simple and stress-free for you. Packing, loading up the van and the safe transportation of your items is our responsibility. We take a weight off your shoulders and make the whole process seamless. It’s what we do best and our customers agree.
Using a removal service is guaranteed to relieve you of any stress when you move long distance.
4. Plan Ahead With Your Pets
Our pets are part of the family too and moving home can be hard on them. If you’re moving long distances, you must plan carefully and figure out the best way to move your pet. Here are some quick long-distance moving tips when you’re taking a pet on the journey with you:
- Maintain your routine with your pet throughout your long-distance move
- Create a safe zone away from any hazards for your pet during the move
- Gradually introduce your pet to your new home
- Thoroughly clean your new home to eliminate any territorial stress for your pet
- Make sure that their microchip information is up to date with your new address when you move
5. Pack Smartly
What we mean by this is to think about the items you’re going to need first. Some people have a designated ‘open first’ box in which they keep their essentials. These are things that they will need for the first few days. This may include:
- Your toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant etc)
- Any chargers for electrical devices
Just about anything that you will need in your first few days until you’re all unpacked.
The way you pack has a big impact on your long-distance move, and how smoothly it goes.
Have a Safe Long-distance Move
From the whole team at Bassy’s Removals, we really hope that your long-distance move goes smoothly.
We would love to be a part of such an important process, and alleviate some of the stress off your shoulders.
Get your free, no-obligation quote today from the team at Bassy’s Removals.