Long-distance moves are inherently more complicated than local moves. There are more details to track, more logistics to manage and more miles to cover. However, using the professional moving tips below, you can successfully plan your long-distance move no matter where your destination may be.
Scout the New Location
In a perfect world, you’d be very familiar with the new location. However, there are times when you may be moving to an unfamiliar area for one reason or another. It’s still important to scout the new location, either in person or online. For starters, you want to find out what kind of street space is available for the moving truck to park at your new home. This will ensure a swift move once the moving truck arrives. If you can’t do this in person, use Google Maps to scout out the area so the moving truck has a clear path to your home.
Compile Information About Local Contacts
Start a small notebook with information about important local contacts. You’ll want to know the name and telephone numbers for local utilities. Call them up and have service turned on a day or two ahead of your arrival. This will ensure you aren’t forced to live in a house with no water or electricity for any length of time. Compile a list of contacts pertaining to your kids’ new school and daycare. Add to your notebook the address for the local post office and dry cleaners. The more local contacts you can add, the sooner you can start living your life in your new home.
Have Your Mail Forwarded Ahead of Time
Don’t wait until you’re driving out of town to put in a mail forwarding request at the post office. Do this step a few days ahead of time. This way, if any mail trickles in that slips past the forwarding request, you’ll still be in your previous home to collect it.
Share Contact Information With the Driver
Your long distance movers driver may not on the road at the same time as you drive to your new home. Before leaving, be sure to share contact information with your driver so that if you are separated, you can remain in contact. If you or your driver are delayed, this will ensure that you each know what’s happening so you can know the estimated times of arrival.
Your long-distance move doesn’t have to be stressful. Using these tips will help to organize the move so it’s a joyful start to your new life. For help with your long-distance move, please contact A.C. White.