Long Distance Moves: How Do You Make It Happen

Posted on: December 4, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage December 4, 2020

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Getting a house move up and running can be one of the best things that can happen to you and your family. After all, this house move is finally your way of getting to your dream home! You can finally enjoy a nice meal with the rest of your family, take walks in the nearby park, or even finally socialize with neighbors from a neighborhood you can finally consider yourselves a part of. Unfortunately, you can only enjoy these things once you finally get everything about the move finalized and settled. And unfortunately, remembering that house moves can get pretty complicated can make the idea of a house move something that can be a huge turn-off for some families. This is also considering that long distance house moves can take a far longer time to happen due to all the planning involved.

However, just because there’s a bit more planning involved in long distance moves doesn’t mean it’s impossible to pull off. In fact, a bit of early planning and proper execution can make your long distance move extremely easy and much more efficient. Here are some tips you can use to change the pace of your long distance move and make it worth the while:

  • Make your visits to your neighborhood worthwhile. If you’re planning to visit your new neighborhood, you need to make sure these visits become worthwhile in order to avoid wasting time and money. For instance, if you need to go to your new neighborhood to submit requirements, you may as well also schedule your meeting with your NYC Movers there. Additionally, you should probably consider visiting houses to get to know about their various design choices, and even have a trip to the nearby hardware store to start buying packing supplies. The more you do in this particular visit, the better chances of you not having to go out as much and instead focus on your move.
  • Organize your inventory as soon as possible. If you’ve decided on your move, make sure you create an inventory as soon as possible. Instead of assigning just one day for your packing, try to create an inventory over the course of a few days as you slowly pack your things. This allows you to create a comprehensive inventory that you can sort according to room type or other properties. This also lets you sort your belongings according to what you want to keep in your new house as well as those who want to sell or throw away. 
  • Make a detailed moving timeline that won’t interfere with your routine. It’s essential for you to create a moving timeline that enables you to tackle all the tasks you need to accomplish for your move. However, you need to make sure that such a timeline does not interfere with your usual routine, beat for school or for work or for other personal endeavors. This means your moving timeline needs to take into account that you can use your paid time off as well as leaves in order to avoid committing absences as much as possible.
    • Notify affected parties regarding your move. Unlike other types of moves, long distance house moves can affect various aspects of your life such as your education or your work. If you’ve decided on committing to a house move, you need to make sure that you notify authorities such as your managers and your principal right away so they know how to adjust to your particular situation. Usually, some schools might suggest transferring to other universities near your new neighborhood. Meanwhile, workplaces may also suggest moving you to a branch near your new home or moving to another place of employment entirely. 
  • Hire professionals that specialize in long distance moves. If you’re having a hard time planning your long distance move, you might need help from professionals such as a long distance moving company. Unlike other movers, their particular skill set, equipment, and even training allows them to assist you in your long distance move and make it much more convenient and bearable for the family. Their specialization might include knowing how to pack things properly, what requirements you may have overlooked, and other things your move needs in order to be pulled off successfully and without any hassle. 


Long Distance Moves: Make It Happen For Your Family

With the above tips in mind, it’s important to remember that long distance moves can work for you and your family with the right kind of planning and the right kind of execution. Remember, long distance moves only become more hassling due to the demands with regards to requirements and logistical concerns. However, studying these carefully and being able to identify (and sort out) essential components that you need to resolve can make your long distance moves much easier to pull off. In fact, you might not notice that you’re all packed and ready to go for your long distance moves if you follow our tips!

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