Preparing for a long-distance move can be daunting. Especially if you are not sure where your end location will be. At Brouwer Relocation we have some suggestions on how to make your next long-distance relocation less stressful. Once you get everything in place, it will seem like an achievable move!
1.Make a Plan for Your Housing
For some families making a plan is an easy process, but for others it can take time and energy. The first thing you need to do is figure out where you are going to live in your new location. This can mean temporary or permanent housing; it doesn’t matter as long as it fits your basic needs. It is not uncommon to need more than one space lined up depending on your timeline.
2.Make a Plan for Your Family
Once you have your housing secured make a schedule for when you need to be at your new location. Sometimes this is tricky due to beginning a new job or school not being out for the year, but if it helps you can make two different plans for yourself and for the rest of your family. What day will you need items at your new residence? When do you need items out of your old residence? Will you need storage in between?
3.Clean Out Your House
Before you try and pack away all of your belongings it is a great idea to declutter and give away or sell items you do not need. Make sure to go through and keep important documents or treasured items, but everything else can go. This will save you time and money on moving day!
4.Plan for Childcare and Petcare
Moving with small children or pets that run off around is very stressful. The best solution is to schedule pets and children to be out of the home on moving days. When you are going to move a long distance, it is also helpful to get what your dependents need to make the car ride successful. A backpack full of activities for small children or a safe and secure kennel for your pet can make everyone’s relocation a little bit more enjoyable.
5.Pick the Right Moving Company
It is important to pick the moving company that is going to work best for your home’s moving needs. If you know you have big bulky items that will take effort to move, picking the cheapest and most inexperienced moving company is not a good idea. You will want to go with a reliable moving company that has the ability to service you best.
We would suggest calling Brouwer Relocation. Our team of licensed and insured individuals are experts at long-distance moving. Call us today to get a free in-home consultation and estimate.
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