Cross Country Moving Tips & Preparation

A long distance move requires a lot of planning. There are many pieces to the puzzle and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the task. With the right amount of preparation, your cross country moving experience can be smooth and easy. We have rounded up some of our favorite tips to help keep you on track.

  1. Don’t wait – the more time you have to plan, the better! Contact multiple moving companies for estimates as soon as you know that you are moving. This will allow you to get your desired move date and give you plenty of time to pack and save money for the moving costs.
  2. Choose reputable movers – a great moving company is a key to a successful cross country or long distance move. Don’t always go with the cheapest option. Do your research, read reviews, and look for the best deal among reliable moving companies in your area.
  3. Create a robust packing schedule – the more time you have to prepare the less likely you will get bogged down by moving stress. Pack little by little so that you aren’t stuck doing it all at once right before moving day.
  4. Organize your belongings – moving is a great time to evaluate your belongings. Sort your things into piles: pack, donate, sell, and throw away. Leave yourself plenty of time to deal with any items that you are not bringing with you on your move.
  5. Pack smart – don’t just throw everything into boxes. Wrap and secure your items, and clearly label each box with the room it is going to and the contents inside. This will make the unpacking process so much easier.

Follow these steps, and you are sure to have a successful long distance or cross country moving experience. Hollander Storage & Moving is here for you every step of the way should you need assistance.


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