If your family has plans of moving, the distance that will come with that move is sure to impact just how time-consuming and stressful it will be overall. Moving to a larger house in the same area, for example, will not even be in the vicinity of how stressful long distance moving services can be. So, if you are currently facing a trip to somewhere further than the next corner, here are several tips to make things less stressful for the entire family.
The first thing you should do has nothing to do with moving and storage itself; it has to do with utilities. Now, this probably might be the very last thing on your agenda since you need to pack, get the truck over to your new house and move to a new home, after all. However, several providers of utility services actually require a lot of time and deposits to set things up at your new house. So, always make it a point to do some research on certain companies and ask how much time they will need to get done during the utility setup before you even move. This will ensure that you will actually have heat and water after you move in. This would also refer to services that you might need or want immediately, like cable television, a telephone service, and Internet. Having such necessities and comforts ready when you get to your new house is sure to take a lot of stress out of the move itself.
You also have to book your moving company. Whether you want to rent a van or hire actual movers, you need to get your bookings done the minute you have time as this will ensure that your choice of van or moving company is still available. If you want to get movers, make sure you make your decision carefully. Try not to open the yellow pages or website to call any company that you find out there. You have to use trustworthy references when choosing your company to make sure that your valuable possessions will actually be treated with the utmost care.
If you have valuable and fragile items at home that won't be needed until you have completely settled in at your new house, then make sure you pack them with enough care and attention for moving and storage before the movers from your moving company get there. To stay on the safe side, movers should only be entrusted with less valuable things. In any cases of long distance moving, the whole family should also get their own suitcases ready filled with their much-needed toiletries, books, clothes and other items. After all, moving long distances take more than just a day, so you will want to have some things on hand when you move to your new place before your other things get there. Be prepared